Get to Know WilmU

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit, open-access and accredited institution dedicated to serving traditional students embarking on new academic journeys and nontraditional students seeking career advancement.

Committed to offering affordable, convenient and flexible options, the University offers a broad range of online and in-person degree and certificate programs that prepare students for the global marketplace through experience-rich curricula delivered by expert practitioners.

The University embraces user-friendly transfer processes, meaningful internship opportunities, and productive partnerships with corporations.

At a Glance


Changing Lives Since 1968

United States

14 Mid-Atlantic Locations


Global Online Campus

Military Friendly (Registered) Gold Award School 2023-2024

Military Friendly® Gold Award School 2023-2024

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16 NCAA Div. II Athletic Teams

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92% of Graduates Recommend WilmU

Respected, Accredited Academics

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200+ degree and certificate programs

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17:1 student-to-faculty ratio

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88% of graduates rate their program as good or excellent

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2021-2022 Degrees Awarded

1,725 Undergraduate

1,804 Graduate

197 Doctoral

Certificate Associate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral


Number One

most affordable private, nonprofit university in the region

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ALL students receive low, in-state tuition rates


of graduates complete their degree without using financial aid

Tuition Comparison


Average rates from the top 23 private 4-year universities in the region


WilmU 2022-2023 Rates

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Top 23 private universities' undergraduate average tuition is $39,366 versus WilmU’s tuition of $9,576 for 24 credits in a year. Top 19 private universities' graduate average tuition is $13,870 versus WilmU’s tuition of $9,216 for 18 credits in a year. Average rates from top 23 universities are from the 2022-2023 school year, based on publicly available tuition data. Only 19 out of 23 of the top private universities offer graduate programs.


Online Learning Leader Since 2007

Nationally recognized for excellence in online learning*


Global Online Campus


150+ programs 100% online


92% of students utilize online learning


74% complete their program 100% online

Top Choice For Degree Completion


Transfer up to 90 credits

Accepts many courses for transfer credit

Rolling admissions

Thousands of students choose WilmU for bachelor’s degree completion


Academic credit awarded for:


Prior learning


Professional licenses and certifications


On-the-job and military experience

Wildcats by the Numbers

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Total Enrollment: 20,258


Undergrad: 12,824 Full-Time: 23% Part-Time: 77%


Graduate: 6,824 Full-Time: 24% Part-Time: 76%


Doctoral: 782

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Female: 66%

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Male: 33%

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Age 25+: 76%

Note: Enrollment data is from the Wilmington University Fact Book 2020-2021. Alumni data is from the Wilmington University Alumni Survey 2021-2022.
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