Delaware State University: Statistics

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#611 of 2,597 In North America
#558 of 2,496 In the United States
#2 of 5 In Delaware
#1 of 2 In Dover
#582 of 1,004 For Theoretical Physics

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
39%
Average SAT
910
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
97%
Undergraduates
4,131
Graduates
608
Male:Female Ratio
31:69
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.desu.edu

Delaware State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 39% 32% 43%
Applicants 11,317 3,827 7,490
Admissions 4,452 1,236 3,216
Freshmen enrolled full time 956 296 660
Freshmen enrolled part time 45 5 40

2,791 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

312 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
941 or 94%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 810
or below

75% of them
had 1010
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Delaware State University are 810-1010 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
106 or 11%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Delaware State University are 17-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 3243 (69%)
White 468 (10%)
Hispanic 309 (7%)
Two or more races 272 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 220 (5%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 178 (4%)
Asian 35 (0.7%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 5 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,633
Students receiving aid
97%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $7,038$5,160
Tuition in-state $7,038$5,160
Tuition out-of-state $16,960$11,376
Fee in-district $1,320$350
Fee in-state $1,320$350
Fee out-of-state $1,320$350

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,820
Combined charge for room and board $12,118
Room charge $7,490
Meal charge $4,628

Delaware State University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Social Work 31 61
Mass Communication & Media Studies 61
Business Administration and Management, General 44 16
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 53 1
Criminology 51
Psychology, General 42
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 38
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 25 11
Physics, General 29 1
Agriculture, General 22 2
Public Health, General 22
Accounting 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 21
Computer Science 15 3
Engineering Physics & Applied Physics 15
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 15
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 14
Aeronautics & Aviation & Aerospace Science and Technology, General 12
Chemistry, General 8 2
Elementary Education and Teaching 10
Political Science and Government, General 10
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 2 7
Fine & Studio Arts, General 8
Chemistry, Other 7
Design and Applied Arts, Other 7
English Language and Literature, General 7
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 6
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 5
Finance, General 5
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 3 2
Music Teacher Education 5
Sociology, General 5
Hospitality Administration & Management, General 4
Neuroscience 3 1
Public Administration 4
Art Teacher Education 3
Optics & Optical Sciences 1 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 3
Apparel and Textiles, General 2
Applied Mathematics, General 2
Environmental & Natural Resources Management and Policy, General 2
History, General 2
Music, General 2
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 2
Fine and Studio Arts Management 1
Mathematics, General 1
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other 1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1
Grand Total 637 111 14
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 48% 42% 51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 14%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,601
Citations
33,687

Publication / Citation count by topic

Biology
376 / 6,243
Physics
350 / 6,720
Engineering
273 / 5,753
Chemistry
262 / 5,951
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
241 / 4,510
Computer Science
204 / 3,989
Environmental Science
201 / 6,965
Medicine
178 / 2,680
Psychology
135 / 2,318
Materials Science
133 / 1,940
Optical Engineering
99 / 964
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
93 / 1,193
Business
81 / 2,134
Mathematics
70 / 2,194
Ecology
67 / 2,257
Theoretical Physics
63 / 2,177
Demography
61 / 1,050
Quantum and Particle physics
60 / 1,675
Botany
53 / 1,051
Geography and Cartography
49 / 652
Computer Vision
46 / 639
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
41 / 526
Economics
41 / 374
Political Science
40 / 187
Sociology
39 / 267
Neuroscience
38 / 253
Genetics
36 / 841
Agricultural Science
33 / 687
Biochemistry
33 / 566
Law
32 / 1,366
Inorganic Chemistry
30 / 854
Social Psychology
30 / 892
Art & Design
29 / 110
Environmental Management
27 / 2,147
Atomic and Molecular physics
26 / 116
Health Science
24 / 880
Applied Mathematics
24 / 506
Nutrition and Food Science
22 / 507
Education Majors
22 / 306
Clinical Psychology
21 / 339

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 8 40
1992 13 55
1993 8 48
1994 7 35
1995 8 62
1996 8 74
1997 13 66
1998 22 116
1999 7 85
2000 16 125
2001 21 117
2002 22 185
2003 23 168
2004 30 224
2005 35 277
2006 46 315
2007 55 495
2008 77 569
2009 117 785
2010 120 1163
2011 100 1247
2012 120 1676
2013 137 2667
2014 128 3877
2015 112 4581
2016 106 5348
2017 104 6043
2018 110 5834
2019 110 6026
2020 120 7082
2021 84 7917

Notable alumni

  1. Clifford Brown

    Clifford Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-1956 (aged 26)
    Occupations
    composertrumpeterjazz musician
    Biography

    Clifford Benjamin Brown was an American jazz trumpeter and composer. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. His compositions "Sandu", "Joy Spring", and "Daahoud" have become jazz standards. Brown won the DownBeat magazine Critics' Poll for New Star of the Year in 1954; he was inducted into the DownBeat Hall of Fame in 1972.

  2. Wayne Gilchrest

    Wayne Gilchrest
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Delaware State University
    In 1973 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Wayne Thomas Gilchrest is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives representing Maryland's 1st congressional district. In 2008, Gilchrest was defeated in the Republican primary by State Senator Andy Harris. Following his departure from politics he has worked on environmental education. He is also a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One. In 2019, Gilchrest changed his party affiliation to Democratic.

  3. Chioma Omeruah

    Chioma Omeruah
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Chioma Omeruah, best known as Chigul, is a Nigerian comedian, singer and actress who is known for her accents and comedic characters.

  4. George Tahdooahnippah

    George Tahdooahnippah
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    boxer
    Biography

    George "Comanche Boy" Tahdooahnippah is an American professional boxer. He has held the WBC Continental Americas middleweight and Native American Boxing Council super middleweight titles. He also works as an environment and Diabetes specialist.

  5. Simmie Knox

    Simmie Knox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Simmie Lee Knox is an American painter who painted the official White House portrait of former United States President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton. He was the first black American artist to receive a presidential portrait commission.

  6. Clyde Bishop

    Clyde Bishop
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Dr. Clyde Bishop is an American diplomat. He was the U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands from 2006 to 2009. He is a member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service and is class of Minister Counselor.

  7. Marc Bean

    Marc Bean
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    The Hon. Marc A. Bean, JP, MP is a Bermudian politician, and the former Leader of the Opposition. Bean was a Member of Bermuda's Parliament since winning a by-election in 2010, securing the seat of Warwick South Central for the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party (PLP). Previously, Bean had served in the Bermuda Senate. While in government, Bean held various ministerial and junior ministerial portfolios, including Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy. In September 2020, he announced that he was forming a new political party, the Free Democratic Movement, to contest the 2020 Bermudian general election.

  8. James L. Moore III

    James L. Moore III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    chief executive officeracademic
    Biography

    James L. Moore III is the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer of The Ohio State University. He also serves as executive director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male and is the inaugural College of Education and Human Ecology Distinguished Professor of Urban Education. Moore co-founded the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education. From 2015–2017, Moore served as the rotating program director for Broadening Participation in Engineering in the Engineering directorate at the National Science Foundation in Arlington, Virginia. In 2018 the Dr. James L. Moore III Scholars Program, established by Missy and Bob Weiler, was created to support undergraduate students transferring from Columbus State Community College to Ohio State University.

General info

Alternative names DSU
Founded 1891
Motto Making our mark on the world
Enter to Learn, Go forth and serve
Colors cherry red, columbia blue
Academic Calendar September to May. Also Summer Sessions (May - August)
Total FTE staff 801
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 1200 N. Dupont Highway
Dover, Delaware, 19901
United States
City population 39,000
Phone 3028576060
Fax +1 (302) 857 6069

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