Although Delaware is a small state, it offers big opportunities for higher education — both on campus and online. The public University of Delaware, in Newark, for example, is a research institution that has created both single courses and full master's degree programs online. Other Delaware colleges that offer programs on campus and online include private institutions like Wesley College, in Dover, and Wilmington University, in New Castle. The state's public Delaware Technical Community College system has four separate locations.
The state of Delaware participates in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA), which allows students to take online courses at schools based in other states. Accredited for-profit and not-for-profit schools can participate in SARA. Additionally, high school students in Delaware are encouraged to utilize the "Delaware Goes to College" website for resources and information about higher education.
Another noteworthy arrangement for state residents is the state's involvement in the Academic Common Market. This agreement enables eligible residents to enroll in a degree programs at public colleges in other states — the degree program is not offered at colleges in Delaware — and still pay in-state tuition.
Delaware State University, founded in 1891, is one of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It continues to serve a diverse student body. The University of Delaware's international focus has been present for almost 100 years; it launched the nation's first study abroad program in 1923. Goldey-Beacom College, in 2016, debuted a new Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program with a focus on entrepreneurial studies.
For more details on public institutions of higher education in Delaware, see http://www.adhe.edu/
|School||City||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg. In-State Tuition & Fees||Number of Programs Offered|
|University of Delaware||Newark||24,120||Four or more years||$13,680||239|
|Wilmington University||New Castle||14,786||Four or more years||$11,210||89|
|Delaware Technical Community College-Terry||Dover||13,895||Four or more years||$4,904||122|
|Delaware State University||Dover||4,586||Four or more years||$7,868||113|
|Goldey-Beacom College||Wilmington||1,493||Four or more years||$24,300||25|
|Wesley College||Dover||1,351||Four or more years||$26,406||43|
|Strayer University-Delaware||Newark||351||Four or more years||$13,380||32|
|Polytech Adult Education||Woodside||317||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||18|
|Harris School of Business-Dover Campus||Dover||204||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||4|
|Harris School of Business-Wilmington Campus||Wilmington||158||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||3|
|Dawn Career Institute LLC||Newark||128||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||6|
|Paul Mitchell the School-Delaware||Newark||127||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||2|
|Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design LLC||Newark||123||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||4|
|Delaware College of Art and Design||Wilmington||118||At least 2 but less than 4 years||$25,710||11|
|Academy of Massage and Bodywork||Bear||83||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||2|
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/