Wilmington University at a Glance

2012-2013 Quick Facts
students

Undergraduate

10,992

Full-Time

31%

Part-Time

69%

Graduate

6,232

Full-Time

31%

Part-Time

69%

Doctoral

525

Total Enrollment

17,749

gender

Female

66%

Male

34%

site
(% of students taking classes at each site*)

Online Learning

55%

New Castle

37%

Graduate Center

28%

Dover

17%

Georgetown

9%

New Jersey locations

5%

Brandywine

5%

Dover Air Force Base

4%

All other locations

5%

(Astra Zeneca, Cecil College, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach)
*May be duplicated due to multiple site options
state
(% of students by home address)

Delaware

68%

New Jersey

15%

Maryland

7%

Pennsylvania

7%

Other

3%

degrees awarded

Undergraduate

1,565

Graduate

1,278

Doctoral

50

annual tuition

Undergraduate (24 credits)

$7,920

Graduate (18 credits)

$7,632

Doctoral (18 credits)

$10,080

distinct degree programs
(not including concentrations)

Associate’s

3

Bachelor’s

32

Master’s

23

Doctoral

4

Wilmington University is a private, non-profit university that offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of career areas. The University began with a charter class of 194 students in 1968 and now enrolls a diverse student body numbering more than 15,000 annually.

Founded as Wilmington College, on September 10, 2007 the institution officially became Wilmington University after the approval of the Board of Trustees and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The name was changed to better reflect the emphasis on bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degree programs that distinguish Wilmington University from other colleges as well as to effectively communicate the full commitment and mission of the University.

The program of day, evening, and weekend classes serves traditional high school graduates as well as non-traditional adult students in need of flexible scheduling. Classes are primarily offered in 15-week, 7-week, and weekend modular formats. In addition to these face-to-face learning options, Wilmington University offers a wide array of online learning options, including fully-online degree programs and hybrid courses and programs (combining face-to-face and online learning).

Wilmington University’s main campus is located near the cities of Wilmington and historic New Castle, Delaware. The campus is easily accessible by air, rail, and bus. Our central location in the northeast/mid-Atlantic corridor of the United States provides students convenient access to the major cities of Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Recreational areas such as beaches and ski resorts are within easy driving distance.

Additional University locations in Delaware include the Wilson Graduate Center, Middletown, Dover, Dover Air Force Base, Georgetown, Rehoboth Beach, and North Wilmington. In New Jersey, Wilmington University offers programs on Burlington County College and Cumberland County College campuses and the Joint Base Education Center for McGuire AFB/Fort Dix/Lakehurst Naval Air Station, in addition to a selection of courses offered at Salem Community College. In Maryland, select Wilmington University teacher-education degree programs are available at Cecil College's Elkton location.

Wilmington University generally serves commuter students and does not provide student housing facilities. However, the University welcomes all qualified students and assists those needing living accommodations by providing a listing of nearby rental opportunities.

Wilmington University is a 501(c)(3) organization.