Delaware State University

Public, Four-years School Located in Dover, DE

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How much is the Delaware State tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Delaware State's tuition & fees is $10,314 for Delaware residents and $20,250 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $30,862 for Delaware residents and $40,798 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

Delaware State Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Delaware Residents Tuition & Fees$10,314
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$20,250
Books & Supplies Costs$2,000
On-campus Room & Board$14,108
On-campus Expenses$4,440
Off-campus Room & Board$13,494
Off-campus Expenses$7,192
2023-2024 Estimates
Delaware Residents Tuition & Fees$12,728
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$22,432

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Delaware State for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $105,304 at Delaware State. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $223,501. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $165,524.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$22,432$44,602$32,251
Sophomore (2024-25)$24,850$51,348$37,667
Junior (2025-26)$27,528$59,200$44,044
Senior (2026-27)$30,494$68,351$51,562
4 Years Total$105,304$223,501$165,524
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$24,850$51,348$37,667
Sophomore (2025-26)$27,528$59,200$44,044
Junior (2026-27)$30,494$68,351$51,562
Senior (2027-28)$33,781$79,029$60,431
4 Years Total$116,653$257,929$193,703
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$27,528$59,200$44,044
Sophomore (2026-27)$30,494$68,351$51,562
Junior (2027-28)$33,781$79,029$60,431
Senior (2028-29)$37,421$91,505$70,902
4 Years Total$129,224$298,085$226,939
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$30,494$68,351$51,562
Sophomore (2027-28)$33,781$79,029$60,431
Junior (2028-29)$37,421$91,505$70,902
Senior (2029-30)$41,454$106,098$83,275
4 Years Total$143,150$344,983$266,169
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$33,781$79,029$60,431
Sophomore (2028-29)$37,421$91,505$70,902
Junior (2029-30)$41,454$106,098$83,275
Senior (2030-31)$45,921$123,187$97,904
4 Years Total$158,577$399,819$312,511

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Delaware State' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Delaware, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $16,147.
In-StateOut-of-State
Delaware State University$10,314$20,250
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Delaware Four-years Colleges$16,182
Public Schools$7,120$16,147
Private Schools$16,197

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Delaware State and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Delaware State UniversityDover, DE$10,314$20,250
Central Washington UniversityEllensburg, WA$9,192$26,771
Fairmont State UniversityFairmont, WV$8,454$18,372
Mississippi University for WomenColumbus, MS$7,866$8,092
The College of New JerseyEwing, NJ$18,685$24,568
West Texas A & M UniversityCanyon, TX$9,101$10,996
California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, PA$11,108$15,726
Texas A&M University-TexarkanaTexarkana, TX$7,930$20,947
University of Central ArkansasConway, AR$10,118$17,258
Troy UniversityTroy, AL$9,792$19,584
Lincoln UniversityJefferson City, MO$9,290$16,882

Financial Aid and COA

At Delaware State University, 3,293 students (75%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $11,149.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Delaware State is $29,649 for students living on-campus and $31,787 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 893 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $13,881 and the average amount of student loans is $8,079.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Delaware ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$30,862$40,798
COA (off-campus)$33,000$42,936
Tuition & Fees$10,314$20,250
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$20,548$20,548
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,686$22,686
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,713$29,649
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$21,851$31,787
Average Financial Aid$11,149$11,149
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,29375%$11,149
Pell Grants2,01246%$5,010
Federal Student Loan2,29152%$6,348
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid89397%-
Grants or Scholarships70676%$13,881
Federal Grants52056%$5,634
Pell Grants52056%$5,473
Other Federal Grants485%$1,736
State/Local Grants36439%$7,145
Institutional Grants55059%$7,764
Student Loan Aid52957%$8,079
Federal Student Loans51856%$5,519
Other Student Loans687%$20,812
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level309296$11,704
0-30,000105105$13,341
30,001-48,0008686$12,171
48,001-75,0004744$10,230
75,001-110,0002924$9,405
110,001 or more4237$9,896

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Delaware State's acceptance rate is 58.84%. A total of 4,764 applicants applied to and 2,803 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 1,023 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 36.50%.
To apply to Delaware State, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Admission test scores.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants4,7641,626$3,138
Admitted2,803860$1,943
Enrolled1,023335$688
Acceptance Rate58.84%52.89%61.92%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)36.50%38.95%35.41%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are recommended to apply to Delaware State. Its SAT score is lower than the national average score of 1,168. The ACT score is similar to the national average score of 24.
Average25th75th

Student Population

Delaware State University has a total of 5,826 students including 4,996 undergraduate and 830 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,668 male students and 3,532 female students attending Delaware State. The school offers online degree programs and 655 students enrolled online exclusively (11.24% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total5,200 1,6683,532
Undergraduate4,399 1,4422,957
Graduate801 226575

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE
Phone302-857-6060
WEBwww.desu.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered119 Programs
Graduate Program Offered28 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate54.92%
Yield36.65%
Student Population5,826
Graduation Rate45%
Transfer-out Rate5%
Retention Rate75% (Full-time), 13% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties215 (Full-time), 131 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs741 (Full-time), 177 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$73,831
Average Staff Salary$59,993