Wilmington, Delaware (DE) Colleges and Universities

Learn about the student populations, distance from town, graduation rates, and net prices of the non-specialty schools within 25 miles of Wilmington, Delaware. The statistics disclosed come from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Wilmington, Delaware

Most of the schools closest to downtown Wilmington are specialty and/or technical institutions, though students can find more general alternatives not too much farther in cities like New Castle and Newark. The nearest schools are as follows:

  • Delaware College of Art & Design (located downtown)
  • Delaware Technical Community College - Stanton/Wilmington (located downtown)
  • Wilmington University (4.9 miles from downtown)
  • Goldey-Beacom College (6.2 miles from downtown)
  • University of Delaware (10.2 miles from downtown)

Largest Schools near Wilmington, Delaware

There are a few 4-year colleges near Wilmington with fairly large student populations. Most of these schools are private, though there is a public option as well. The largest schools are:

  • University of Delaware (22,852 students)
  • Wilmington University (15,002 students)
  • Goldey-Beacom College (1,997 students)
  • Strayer University - Delaware (326 students)
  • Delaware College of Art and Design (153 students)

Lowest Net Price

The calculation of a school's net price involves subtracting the average amount of financial aid received from the cost of attendance. This section contains figures that only apply to full-time undergraduate students during the 2014-2015 school year. The low number of community colleges in the area contributes to there not being any local schools with net prices below $10,000. The lowest net costs belong to:

  • Wilmington University ($12,980)
  • Goldey-Beacom College ($14,677)
  • University of Delaware ($15,149)
  • Strayer University - Delaware ($24,117)
  • Delaware College of Art and Design ($29,743)

Highest Graduation Rate

The rates in this section are solely applicable to undergraduate students enrolled full time. They represent the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the typical amount of time needed to complete a program, as of 2015. Several of the graduation rates for schools near Wilmington are fairly solid, with the highest being:

  • University of Delaware (79%)
  • Delaware College of Art & Design (60%)
  • Goldey-Beacom College (54%)
  • Wilmington University (23%)

Students in Wilmington have a limited landscape of college options, though students seeking 4-year public or private universities will find a few schools to choose from.

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