Best Value Colleges in Delaware

Since it’s one of the smallest states in the nation, it’s no surprise that Delaware only a few schools included in PayScale’s College ROI Report.

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Rank
School Name
Annual ROI
20 Year ROI annualized to represent the % of expected ROI received each year after graduation.
Annual ROI
20 Year ROI annualized to represent the % of expected ROI received each year after graduation.
Annual ROI
20 Year ROI annualized to represent the % of expected ROI received each year after graduation.
Annual ROI
20 Year ROI annualized to represent the % of expected ROI received each year after graduation.
20 Year Net ROI
 
Difference between 20 Year Median Pay for a bachelor’s grad and 24 Year Median Pay for a high school grad minus Total 4 Year Cost.
20 Year Net ROI
Difference between 20 Year Median Pay for a bachelor’s grad and 24 Year Median Pay for a high school grad minus Total 4 Year Cost.
20 Year Net ROI
Difference between 20 Year Median Pay for a bachelor’s grad and 24 Year Median Pay for a high school grad minus Total 4 Year Cost.
20 Year Net ROI
Difference between 20 Year Median Pay for a bachelor’s grad and 24 Year Median Pay for a high school grad minus Total 4 Year Cost.
Total 4 Year Cost
Full cost, including tuition & fees, room & board, and books & supplies. Actual net cost may vary based on a student’s academic success and family income. Source: IPEDS
Total 4 Year Cost
Full cost, including tuition & fees, room & board, and books & supplies. Actual net cost may vary based on a student’s academic success and family income. Source: IPEDS
Graduation Rate
% of full-time, first-time degree seeking undergrad students who began their studies at the given school and graduate within 6 years. Source: IPEDS
Typical Years to Graduate
# of years it takes for at least 65 percent of graduates from a given school to receive their diplomas. Source: IPEDS
Average Loan Amount
Received by full-time, first-time degree seeking undergrad students, multiplied to represent amount over four years. Includes all Title IV loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored student loans. Source: IPEDS
% Grant Money Received
% of full-time, first-time undergrads who received local, state, federal, or institutional grant aid in the 2012-2013 academic year. Source: IPEDS
19.0%9.0%11.4%11.4%$488,000$488,000$525,000$525,000$106,000$106,00081%4$35,70014%
1University of Delaware(In-State)
Annual ROI9.0%
Annual ROI9.0%
Annual ROI11.4%
Annual ROI11.4%
20 Year Net ROI$488,000
20 Year Net ROI$488,000
20 Year Net ROI$525,000
20 Year Net ROI$525,000
Total 4 Year Cost$106,000
Total 4 Year Cost$106,000
Grad Rate81%
Time to Graduate4
Loan Amt$35,700
Grant Money Received14%
26.1%6.1%7.4%7.4%$413,000$413,000$450,000$450,000$180,000$180,00081%4$35,70014%
2University of Delaware(Out-of-State)
Annual ROI6.1%
Annual ROI6.1%
Annual ROI7.4%
Annual ROI7.4%
20 Year Net ROI$413,000
20 Year Net ROI$413,000
20 Year Net ROI$450,000
20 Year Net ROI$450,000
Total 4 Year Cost$180,000
Total 4 Year Cost$180,000
Grad Rate81%
Time to Graduate4
Loan Amt$35,700
Grant Money Received14%
35.3%5.4%9.8%9.9%$264,000$266,000$347,000$348,000$146,000$144,00068%5$25,20055%
3Goldey-Beacom College(Private)
Annual ROI5.3%
Annual ROI5.4%
Annual ROI9.8%
Annual ROI9.9%
20 Year Net ROI$264,000
20 Year Net ROI$266,000
20 Year Net ROI$347,000
20 Year Net ROI$348,000
Total 4 Year Cost$146,000
Total 4 Year Cost$144,000
Grad Rate68%
Time to Graduate5
Loan Amt$25,200
Grant Money Received55%
45.7%4.6%8.8%6.9%$176,000$156,000$214,000$194,000$87,600$107,00043%5$26,80060%
4Delaware State University(In-State)
Annual ROI5.7%
Annual ROI4.6%
Annual ROI8.8%
Annual ROI6.9%
20 Year Net ROI$176,000
20 Year Net ROI$156,000
20 Year Net ROI$214,000
20 Year Net ROI$194,000
Total 4 Year Cost$87,600
Total 4 Year Cost$107,000
Grad Rate43%
Time to Graduate5
Loan Amt$26,800
Grant Money Received60%
53.9%3.2%5.9%4.8%$142,000$122,000$180,000$160,000$121,000$141,00043%5$26,80060%
5Delaware State University(Out-of-State)
Annual ROI3.9%
Annual ROI3.2%
Annual ROI5.9%
Annual ROI4.8%
20 Year Net ROI$142,000
20 Year Net ROI$122,000
20 Year Net ROI$180,000
20 Year Net ROI$160,000
Total 4 Year Cost$121,000
Total 4 Year Cost$141,000
Grad Rate43%
Time to Graduate5
Loan Amt$26,800
Grant Money Received60%
62.1%2.1%4.7%4.7%$83,500$82,700$145,000$145,000$159,000$160,00022%5$28,80063%
6Wesley College(Private)
Annual ROI2.1%
Annual ROI2.1%
Annual ROI4.7%
Annual ROI4.7%
20 Year Net ROI$83,500
20 Year Net ROI$82,700
20 Year Net ROI$145,000
20 Year Net ROI$145,000
Total 4 Year Cost$159,000
Total 4 Year Cost$160,000
Grad Rate22%
Time to Graduate5
Loan Amt$28,800
Grant Money Received63%
-N/A6.9%N/A7.7%N/A$221,000N/A$232,000N/A$79,60033%5$13,00041%
-Wilmington University(Private)
Annual ROIN/A
Annual ROI6.9%
Annual ROIN/A
Annual ROI7.7%
20 Year Net ROIN/A
20 Year Net ROI$221,000
20 Year Net ROIN/A
20 Year Net ROI$232,000
Total 4 Year CostN/A
Total 4 Year Cost$79,600
Grad Rate33%
Time to Graduate5
Loan Amt$13,000
Grant Money Received41%

* N/A indicates school does not have an on campus living option.

However, if you are looking for the best value college Delaware can offer, then the Delaware College ROI Report can guide you to make a smart decision.

You will find the University of Delaware in Neward, Delaware at or near the top of the list of best value colleges Delaware has to offer year after year. The University of Delaware provides both in-state and out-of-state students with a good value for the cost of a bachelor’s degree. The University of Delaware has a student body of roughly 21,000 students, the vast majority of which are undergrads earning their bachelor’s degree. The typical student graduates within four years, and the school has a 79 percent graduation rate overall. Founded in 1743, UD had a big role in American independence — three of its original 10 students went on to sign the Declaration of Independence.

The University of Delaware has by far the best college ROI in Delaware. Delaware State University, another public college located in Dover Delaware, sees lower ROI figures. Delaware State is a historically black college, and many students from low-income backgrounds attend this school.

Wilmington State University is a private school in Delaware on our list. The school, which has only been around since 1968, has seven campuses and a well-known education program. With many students at Wilmington studying education, it’s no surprise that they don’t report higher ROI numbers, since teaching is notoriously low-paying, even though it’s one of the most important jobs in society. There is no doubt that this school provides alumni with a valuable, meaningful education, but if you want a high financial college return on investment, Delaware may have better options to consider.


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