Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware

Learn what degree programs are offered at Wilmington University in New Castle, DE. Research the university's academics, and read about its admission and financial aid info to make an informed education decision.

About Wilmington University in New Castle, DE

Wilmington University is a 4-year, private school accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Its main campus is located in a large suburb, but the school also offers courses in 12 other locations in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey.


The university operates six colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health Professions, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the College of Technology. Through these colleges, Wilmington University offers approximately 56 undergraduate fields of study and about 32 graduate fields of study.

The school offers classes in the daytime and evenings. It also offers fully online and hybrid programs, the latter of which include a combination of in-person and online classes. Overall, Wilmington University offers more than 40 fully online degree programs. The average class size is 17 students. In addition to a library, the school offers a student success center, where students can receive tutoring, attend workshops or use learning resources to aid them in their studies.

Students can participate in cooperative work experience programs in which they earn college credit while working for an in- or out-of-state company. These programs require multiple semesters of work to complete. Additionally, criminal justice students can study abroad in Ireland.


Prospective undergraduate and graduate students should apply to attend Wilmington University online, using a school-specific application. The school does not accept the common application. Wilmington University has a rolling admissions policy, which means it accepts applications and sends admission notifications throughout the year. In fall 2011, the school had a student population of approximately 11,000 students. Of those enrolled, about 7,000 were undergraduates.

Tuition and Financial Aid

During the 2012-2013 school year, undergraduate students at Wilmington University's main campus paid $314 per credit hour, while graduate students paid $404 per credit hour; however, rates were lower at some campuses. All doctoral students, regardless of program format or location, paid $534 per credit hour during the 2012-2013 school year.

In 2011, 74% of first-time students received some form of financial aid. The school accepts loans, scholarships and grants, and it offers merit-based scholarships to new students. Work-study programs are available for part-time students. The school accepts credit cards for tuition payments and also offers a payment plan that requires four payments per semester.

School Type 4-year, private**
Degrees Offered Associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees**
Religious Affiliation None**
Academic Calendar Semesters*
School Setting Large suburb**
Student Body Approximately 7,000 undergraduate and 3,800 graduate students**
Student Housing Not offered**
Schools and Programs 6 schools, about 56 undergraduate and 32 graduate fields of study*
Student-Faculty Ratio 14:1**
Most Popular Fields of Study In 2011:
Associate's: Liberal arts and sciences (42)
Bachelor's: Business, management and marketing (439)
Master's: Education (724)
Doctoral: Education (39)**
Graduation Rates 17% in four years, 40% in six years and 43% in eight years**
Entering Class Size 577 (fall 2010)**
First Year Retention Rates 58% for full-time students, 30% for part-time students**
Application Due Date Rolling admissions*
Decision Notification Date Rolling admissions*
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition $314 per credit hour for undergraduate study
$404 per credit hour for graduate study
$534 per credit hour for doctoral study (2012-2013)*
Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving It) In 2011: Federal grants (44%), state and local grants (6%), institutional grants or scholarships (5%), federal loans (60%)**
Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid 74% of first time students in 2011**

Sources: *Wilmington University, **IPEDS, National Center for Education Statistics.

School Contact Info

  • Main Address: 320 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, Delaware 19720
  • Phone: (302) 356-4636
  • Website:

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