2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$11,610

Net Price

59%

Admitted

36%

Enrolled

47%

Graduation Rate

16/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Delaware State University

is a public, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 5,200. In 2021, there were 158 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #3 in Delaware and ranks #592 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master

Psychology Graduates

158

Total Enrollment

5,200

Type

Public, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for Delaware State University

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#3

Delaware Rank

Combining ranking factors for 4 schools that offer psychology degrees in Delaware, Delaware State University ranks #3.

#592

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Delaware State University ranks #592.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Delaware State University offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers Social Work.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMA
General Psychology58
Social Work3367
Total Graduates9167
US Department of Education

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 4,764 students applied to the Delaware State University. The university admitted 59% and 36% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Delaware universities is 13,132. On average, all Delaware institutions admit 65% and 31% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Delaware State University students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 75%. Compared to all Delaware four or more years colleges, the percentage is 77%.

The overall graduation rate for Delaware State University is 47%, compared to 49% for all Delaware universities, while the number of students who transferred out of the program is 19%.

  • Credits Accepted: Dual enrollment, Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare DSU to Delaware Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Delaware State University to the average of all Delaware four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

DSU

4,764

Applicants

59%

Percent Admitted

36%

Percent Enrolled

75%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

47%

Graduation Rate

DE Colleges

13,132

Applicants

65%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

77%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

49%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 268 or 64% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 154 or 36% part-time faculty members employed at Delaware State University. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 234 or 55%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

DSU

16 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

64%

Percent Full-Time

36%

Percent Part-Time

55%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

DE Colleges

15 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

48%

Percent Full-Time

52%

Percent Part-Time

46%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Delaware State University the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $7,038, and the average cost for books and supplies is $2,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $5,160 and the average cost for graduate fees is $350.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Delaware State University in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Delaware State University2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$13,068
On-Campus Living Expenses$2,450
Total Living Expenses$15,518
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$7,038
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$2,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$24,556
In-State, Graduate Tuition$5,160
In-State, Graduate Fees$350
Total Graduate Expenses$5,510
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Delaware State University is $11,610. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Net Price by Family Income

Depending on the federal, state, or institutional grant aid available, the table below shows the average amount students pay to attend Delaware State University presented by family income bracket.

Students may pay more or less depending on their individual circumstances; however, these are the average costs as tracked by the university and reported to the U.S. Department of Education.

Average Net Price by Income2020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$14,798$10,809
$30,001 – $48,000$14,027$10,571
$48,001 – $75,000$15,815$12,629
$75,001 – $110,000$14,837$12,769
$110,001 and more$14,897$13,852
US Department of Education

Compare Delaware State University to all Delaware universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

DSU

$24,556

Cost to Attend

$11,332

Average Financial Aid

96%

Percent Receiving Aid

$11,610

Net Price

DE Colleges

$25,282

Cost to Attend

$12,263

Average Financial Aid

89%

Percent Receiving Aid

$14,787

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 916 or 96%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,172 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $11,332.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,172$11,332
Pell Grants1,821$4,877
Federal Student Loans2,035$6,234
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Delaware State University to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

DSU

3,172

Grant or Scholarship Aid

45%

Grants or Scholarships

1,821

Number of Pell Grants

26%

Pell Grants

2,035

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

DE Colleges

4,870

Grant or Scholarship Aid

46%

Grants or Scholarships

1,873

Number of Pell Grants

18%

Pell Grants

3,836

Federal Student Loans

36%

Federal Student Loans

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