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Located in New Castle, Delaware, Wilmington University is a private not-for-profit institution. Wilmington University is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

496 Undergraduate Degrees
79 Graduate Degrees

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Wilmington University Rankings

Wilmington University is ranked #145 out of 1,284 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Wilmington University has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Wilmington University.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#23 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#23 Most Popular Online Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#26 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#117 Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Wilmington University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#21 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#27 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#121 Highest Paid Nursing Graduates College Factual
#140 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#272 Best Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Wilmington University?

Location of Wilmington University

Contact details for Wilmington University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 320 Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
Phone: 877-967-5464

How Do I Get Into Wilmington University?

You can apply to Wilmington University online at:

Wilmington University has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Wilmington University?

83% Take Out Loans
8.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Wilmington University, approximately 83% of students took out student loans averaging $4,332 a year. That adds up to $17,328 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Wilmington University is 8.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Wilmington University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,030 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 9,302 undergraduate students at Wilmington University, with 3,030 being full-time and 6,272 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Wilmington University

There are also 5,428 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,030 full-time undergraduates at Wilmington University, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Wilmington University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Wilmington University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Wilmington University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 69
Black or African American 623
Hispanic or Latino 294
White 1,588
International Students 240
Other Races/Ethnicities 216

Geographic Diversity

Delaware students aren't the only ones who study at Wilmington University. At this time, 15 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 77 countries are represented at Wilmington University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.

Online Learning at Wilmington University

7,750 Took All Classes Online
10,873 Took At Least One Class Online
14.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 26 bachelor’s degree and 35 master’s degree programs available online at Wilmington University. In 2017-2018, 10,873 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Wilmington University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Delaware for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Wilmington University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Wilmington University was 14.4%. This is the #35 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Wilmington University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Wilmington University ranks compared to all other mostly online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Wilmington University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Practice #2
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing #8
Nursing Education #10
Nursing #23

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Wilmington University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 496 0 0 496
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing 0 49 0 49
Nursing Practice 0 0 29 29
Geriatric Nurse/Nursing 0 1 0 1
Nursing Education 0 0 0 0
Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 496 50 29 575


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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