Newark, Delaware (DE) Colleges and Universities

While there are only a few schools in Newark, there are a total of 12 schools located within a 25-mile radius. If you are considering attending school in Newark, Delaware, learn about several different evaluation factors that may help you make a college selection.

Newark and its surrounding areas offer various college options, including public and private 2-year and 4-year institutions. Compare the traditional schools in this area using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in categories such as proximity to Newark, graduation rate, net price, and student population.

Schools Closest To Newark, Delaware

Among the traditional schools in the area, there are two schools located right in Newark These schools offer certificates through doctorate degrees and are both publicly and privately owned. The five schools located closest to Newark include:

  • University of Delaware (in Newark)
  • Strayer University - Delaware (in Newark)
  • Wilmington University (6.2 miles away)
  • Goldey-Beacom College (7.1 miles away)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (10.7 miles away)

Largest Schools Near Newark, Delaware

There are two moderate to large sized schools near Newark, Delaware, each enrolling more than 15,000 total students. The remaining ten schools are either small colleges, for-profit institutes, or specialty schools with no more than 2,000 total students. The four largest schools near Newark, Delaware, include:

  • University of Delaware (22,852 total students)
  • Wilmington University (15,002 total students)
  • Goldey-Beacom College (1,997 total students)
  • Strayer University-Delaware (326 total students)

Lowest Net Price

Prospective students looking for a rough estimate of how much it will cost to attend one year of college can look at a school's net price, which is calculated by taking the total estimated cost of full-time attendance and subtracting the average amount of financial aid students received. The schools with the lowest net price among the traditional schools in the Newark area, according to data by the NCES for 2014-2015, are:

  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington ($7,008)
  • Wilmington University ($12,980)
  • Goldey-Beacom College ($14,677)
  • University of Delaware ($15,149)
  • Strayer University - Delaware ($24,117)

Highest Graduation Rate

A school's graduation rate can be an indicator of academic success and student satisfaction at a given institution. The overall graduation rate takes into account the percentage of students who completed their programs within 150% of the 'normal time' (e.g. six years for a bachelor's degree program). The schools with the highest graduation rates in 2015 according to NCES figures were:.

  • University of Delaware (79% graduation rate)
  • Goldey-Beacom College (54% graduation rate)
  • Wilmington University (23% graduation rate)
  • Strayer University - Delaware (0% graduation rate)

Prospective students reviewing academic options in Newark, Delaware, can weigh location, net cost, graduation rate, and size when choosing a school.

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