It's hard to find a better value for your tuition dollar than at the University of Delaware, a university based in Newark, Del.. The school is ranked in the top 11 percent of universities by return on investment. The figures in this overview come from the responses of UD grads who took the PayScale salary survey.

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20 Year Net ROI 


Annual ROI 

9.0 %

Total 4 Year Cost 


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Early Career Salary 


Mid-Career Salary 


% High Meaning 

42 %

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University of Delaware Median Salary by Job




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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Jun 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,979
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About This School

104 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716


Research University, State School, For Sports Fans, Party School

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The UD alumni can most commonly be found in the education industry, the consulting industry, and the banking industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The financial services industry is the sector most highly represented among alumni. Former UD graduates bring in around $66K on average.


There is a sizable difference between men's post-college salaries and women's: the median for the former is $74K, but the median for the latter is only $59K.


Marketing Directors win the contest for best-paid UD alumni, making $94K on average every year, though Software Engineers (approximately $77K), and Account Managers ($70K) are not far behind. Sitting at the bottom of the pay scale are Non-Profit Organization Program Coordinators who make an average of about $37K.


Wilmington, Del. is filled with UD grads. Washington, DC is also a common destination for UD grads and offers the best pay with a median salary of $73K. Living in Newark after college is common among University of Delaware grads, whose love for the area is more important than the below-average median pay ($57K). New York, N.Y. and Philadelphia, Pa. are popular choices as well.

Degree Major

A Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) earns UD students the most money after college (an average about $96K per year). A Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) commands less pay, and these degree-holders face median pay of $49K.


Proficiency in Project Management is common among UD alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, around one in seven former students report doing so. Operations Management commands a pay premium of 15 percent for former Fightin' Blue Hens. Also considered top-notch skills are Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, and Data Analysis.

Benefits and Perks

Though vacation and sick days are paid for some, these benefits are reported by the minority of graduates (one-third of alumni and one-fifth of alumni, respectively). Most alums have medical plans, and a strong majority of respondents have dental insurance. Most grads save for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Additional perks enjoyed by University of Delaware grads include a casual working environment, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

CUNY Graduate School and University Center grads bring in salaries of around approximately $68K, making them the most similar to UD alumni in terms of earnings. Other schools similar to UD include the University of Maryland-College Park, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, and Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus.

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Test Scores

Academics 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
SAT Scores 1620 1940
ACT Scores 24 29

Key Stats for University of Delaware


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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1093 votes.
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