Wilmington University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,970
2.31% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$14,089
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.66%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
14,020
29.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
20.2%
52 Graduates

About

Wilmington University is a higher education institution located in New Castle County, DE. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Wilmington University were General Business Administration & Management (456 degrees awarded), General Educational Leadership & Administration (134 degrees), and General Special Education & Teaching (125 degrees).

In 2022, 3,732 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Wilmington University. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,125 degrees), 2.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (808 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Wilmington University is $11,970, which is $−18,180 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Wilmington University is $11,970, which is $−18,180 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,089.

In 2022, 29% of undergraduate students attending Wilmington University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 49% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$11,970
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Wilmington University was $11,970. The cost of tuition at Wilmington University is $−18,180 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$14,089
2022 Value
2.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Wilmington University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,089. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Wilmington University grew by 2.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,000
Room and Board
$1,800
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Wilmington University was of $6,000 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
49%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

29% of undergraduate students at Wilmington University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.66%
2019 Default Rate
56
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Wilmington University was 1.66%, which represents 56 out of the 3380 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Wilmington University had a total enrollment of 14,020 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Wilmington University is 4,144 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,876. This means that 29.6% of students enrolled at Wilmington University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Wilmington University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.6% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 3.15% Asian, 0.421% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Wilmington University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.9%), followed by White Male (22%) and Black or African American Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.3%), followed by Black or African American Female (10.6%) and White Male (6.12%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Wilmington University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,020 students. The full-time enrollment at Wilmington University is 4,144 and the part-time enrollment is 9,876. This means that 29.6% of students enrolled at Wilmington University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Wilmington University was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Wilmington University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,815 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    2,924 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,675 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Wilmington University is 48.6% White, 20.9% Black or African American, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, 3.6% Two or More Races, 3.15% Asian, 0.421% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.136% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 394 students (2.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,484 more women than men received degrees from Wilmington University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Wilmington University is white (2,125 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (808 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Wilmington University is General Business Administration & Management (456 degrees awarded), followed by General Educational Leadership & Administration (134 degrees) and General Special Education & Teaching (125 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Wilmington University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (781 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (475 degrees), and Business (1,066 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,796,080 people), Accountants & auditors (1,128,751 people), Other managers (1,053,780 people), Software developers (718,592 people), and Financial managers (604,212 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University in 2022 are Education (781 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (475 degrees), Business (1,066 degrees), Protective Services (170 degrees), and Social Sciences (187 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Education (781 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (475 degrees), Business (1,066 degrees), Protective Services (170 degrees), and Social Sciences (187 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,372,662 people), Computer Systems Design (1,218,200 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (791,893 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (680,364 people), and Banking & related activities (667,617 people).

The most specialized majors at Wilmington University are Education (781 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (475 degrees), Business (1,066 degrees), Protective Services (170 degrees), and Social Sciences (187 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Wilmington University.

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Wilmington University was General Business Administration & Management with 456 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,124
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,608
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,124 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University, which is 0.431 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,608).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 212 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.507 times less than the 418 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 418 degrees were awarded to men at Wilmington University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.97 times more than the 212 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
23%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 13% of students graduating from Wilmington University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 23% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 26% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Wilmington University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 7.69% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,125 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    808 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    265 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Wilmington University is white (2,125 degrees awarded). There were 2.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (808 degrees).

2.73% of degree recipients (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,498 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    627 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    598 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Wilmington University is white female (1,498 degrees awarded). There were 2.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (627 degrees).

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Operations

Wilmington University has an endowment valued at nearly $155M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.94%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Wilmington University had a total salary expenditure of 108M. Wilmington University employs 42 Assistant professors, 28 Associate professors and 10 Professors. Most academics at Wilmington University are Female Assistant professor (27), Female Associate professor (17), and Male Assistant professor (15).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilmington University are: Management, with 120 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 83 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

Endowment

$155M
2022 Endowment
2.91%
decline from 2021

Wilmington University has an endowment valued at about $155M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Wilmington University declined 2.91% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $218M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$62.4M
2022 Salaries
0.556%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Wilmington University paid a median of $62.4M in salaries, which represents 57.7% of their overall expenditure ($108M) and a 0.556% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.95M
Instructional Salaries
80
Number of Employees

In 2022, Wilmington University paid a total of $7.95M to 80 employees working as instructors, which represents 12.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
42 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
120 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Wilmington University were Assistant professor with 42 employees, Associate professor with 28 employees, and Professor with 10 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Wilmington University were Management with 120 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 83 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Wilmington University was Female Assistant professor with 27 employees, Female Associate professor with 17 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 15 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Wilmington University.

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