Air Force ROTC Schools in Delaware

Oct 17, 2017

Although Delaware does not have many unique Air Force ROTC programs available, there are several schools that offer participation in the program. Explore some of the available schools and learn about the program's requirements.

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Students in Delaware who are interested in joining Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) have a few schools to choose from in the state. These schools include private and public school options and vary in tuition rates and military benefits. Find out about some of the available AFROTC schools in Delaware here.

School Comparison

School Name Institution Type Location Tuition (In-state, 2016-2017)* Tuition Assistance/ Military Benefits
University of Delaware 4-year, public Newark, DE $12,830 AFROTC scholarships
Wilmington University 4-year, private not-for-profit New Castle, DE $10,670 AFROTC scholarships
Delaware State University 4-year, public Dover, DE $7,532 Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships
Delaware Technical Community College-Terry 4-year, public Dover, DE $4,607 Credit for military training, AFROTC scholarships

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics

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Overview of Delaware Colleges with Air Force ROTC Programs

Although there is only one unique AFROTC program in Delaware, there are several participating schools. Learn about some of the program's requirements and some of the different schools that participate in it.

University of Delaware

The University of Delaware offers participation in AFROTC Detachment 128 to its students and students from several surrounding institutions. Cadets in the program participate in early morning physical trainings, AFROTC coursework and Leadership Lab. The school offers a unique shadow program for students considering participation in the program where prospective students follow a current cadet to participate in the daily AFROTC activities. The program also offers an orientation program for new cadets. Students are free to participate in any number of extra activities offered through the university, such as intramural sports, movie nights, awards banquets and other social events. Students are eligible to compete for national AFROTC scholarships to help pay for school expenses.

Wilmington University

Wilmington University is one of the schools that offer participation in AFROTC Detachment 128 through the University of Delaware. Students are enrolled in Wilmington's ROTC program, but complete training and coursework on the University of Delaware's campus. The basic coursework that is completed in the first two years of the program require 2 to 3 hours a week. Cadets can complete the first two years of the program without committing to service in the Air Force. Students can apply for national AFROTC scholarships.

Delaware State University

Delaware State University is another school that allows students to participate in the University of Delaware's AFROTC program through a Cross-Enrollment Agreement. Students complete their AFROTC requirements of physical training, Leadership Lab and AFROTC coursework on the University of Delaware's campus. During cadets' sophomore year, Leadership Lab is geared toward preparing cadets for their summer Field Training experience. Field Training lasts 3 to 4 weeks and takes place on a U.S. Air Force Base to provide additional training and physical conditioning for cadets.

Delaware Technical Community College-Terry

Students at Delaware Technical Community College can also participate in the University of Delaware's AFROTC program. Like the other participating schools, students are enrolled at Delaware Technical Community College, but complete their AFROTC requirements at the University of Delaware. Cadets participate in physical training, Leadership Lab and AFROTC courses that cover topics in U.S. air and space power, military training and Field Training preparation. Students from the school, as well as students from the additional cross-enrollment schools or seniors in high school, who are interested in joining the program are eligible for the University of Delaware's shadow program to experience a day in the life of a cadet.

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