List of colleges and universities in Delaware

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There are ten colleges and universities in Delaware that are listed under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[note 1] These institutions include two research universities, one master's university, one baccalaureate college, four associate's colleges, and two special-focus institutions.[1] Five of Delaware's post-secondary institutions are private and five are public.[1]

Delaware's oldest post-secondary institution is University of Delaware, which was chartered by the Delaware General Assembly as a degree-granting college in 1833.[note 2] The University of Delaware is also the state's largest institution of higher learning in terms of enrollment, as it had 21,856 students as of the spring of 2013.[2] According to the United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, the Delaware College of Art and Design is the state's smallest institution of higher learning with an enrollment of 211.[2] Wilmington University is Delaware's largest private post-secondary institution, with an enrollment of 12,581.[2]

Delaware has two land-grant universities: Delaware State University and the University of Delaware.[3] The University of Delaware is also the state's sole participant in the National Sea Grant College Program and the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program.[4][5] In addition, Delaware State University is the one historically black college and university in the state, and is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.[6][7] Delaware once had two private post-secondary institutions for men and women respectively: St. Mary's College and Wesleyan Female College.[8][9]

Delaware does not have a medical school, but the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research allows the state's residents to attend medical school at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[10] The state has one law school, Widener University School of Law, which is accredited by the American Bar Association.[11] All ten of Delaware's post-secondary institutions listed by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).[2] Most are accredited by multiple agencies, such as the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).[2]

Institutions[edit]

List of colleges and universities in Delaware
School Location[note 3] Control[note 3] Type[note 3] Enrollment[2]
(spring 2013)
Founded Accreditation[2]
Delaware College of Art and Design Wilmington Private not-for-profit Associate's college 211 1997[12] MSA, NASAD
Delaware State University Dover Public Master's university 4,324 1891[13] ACEN, ADA, CCNE, MSA, NCATE
Delaware Technical and Community College–Owens Georgetown Public Associate's college 4,611 1967[14] ACEN, AOTA, APTA, JRCERT, MSA
Delaware Technical and Community College–Stanton–Wilmington Newark and Wilmington Public Associate's college 7,216 1973[14] ACEN, MSA
Delaware Technical and Community College–Terry Dover Public Associate's college 3,106 1972[14] ACEN, MSA
Goldey–Beacom College Wilmington Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 1,352 1886[15] MSA
University of Delaware Newark Public Research university 21,856 1833[note 2] ACEN, ADA, APTA, APA, CCNE, CEA, MSA, NASM, NCATE
Wesley College Dover Private not-for-profit Baccalaureate college 1,436 1873[16] ACEN, MSA, NCATE
Widener University–Delaware Campus Wilmington Private not-for-profit Special-focus institution 1,048 1975[17] ABA, MSA
Wilmington University New Castle Private not-for-profit Research university 12,581 1968[18] ACEN, CCNE, MSA, NCATE
Key
Abbreviation Accrediting agency
ACEN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
ABA American Bar Association
ADA American Dietetic Association
AOTA American Occupational Therapy Association
APTA American Physical Therapy Association
APA American Psychological Association
ASHA American Speech–Language–Hearing Association
CCNE Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
CEA Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
JRCERT Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
MSA Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
NASAD National Association of Schools of Art and Design
NASM National Association of Schools of Music
NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
TEAC Teacher Education Accreditation Council

Defunct institutions[edit]

List of defunct colleges and universities in Delaware
School Location Control Founded Closed Notes
Brandywine Junior College Wilmington[19] Private not-for-profit[19] 1966[19] 1991[19] Entered into a merger with Widener University in 1976 and graduated its final class in 1991. Campus now serves as Widener University School of Law.[19]
St. Mary's College Wilmington[8] Private not-for-profit[8] 1841[8] 1866[8] Catholic institution closed in 1866 following the American Civil War.[20]
Wesleyan Female College Wilmington[9] Private not-for-profit[9] 1837[9] 1885[9] Methodist institution for women. Following its closing, no college for women existed in Delaware until the Women's College of Delaware opened in 1914.[21]
Women's College of Delaware Wilmington[22] Private not-for-profit[22] 1914[22] 1921[22] Merged with Delaware College to form University of Delaware in 1921.[22]

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Explanatory notes

  1. ^ The number of colleges and universities in Delaware are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[1]
  2. ^ a b The University of Delaware is a successor institution to the "Free School," which was founded in 1743. The University of Delaware was chartered as Delaware College by the Delaware General Assembly as a degree-granting college in 1833.[23][24]
  3. ^ a b c School location, control, and type are based on the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.[1]

Citations

  1. ^ a b c d "Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education: Institution Lookup". Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "College Navigator". United States Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities" (PDF). United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sea Grant Delaware: About Us". Sea Grant Delaware. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Delaware Space Grant Consortium". Delaware Space Grant Consortium. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  6. ^ "White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities". United States Department of Education. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Thurgood Marshall College Fund: Member Schools". Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Patrick Reilly papers, 1828-1878 (MC 42)". Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Wesleyan Female College of Wilmington, Delaware: A College Before its Time?". American Educational History Journal. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research". The Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  11. ^ "ABA-Approved Law Schools by Year". American Bar Association. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Delaware College of Art and Design: Overview". Delaware College of Art and Design. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  13. ^ "About DSU". Delaware State University. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  14. ^ a b c "History". Delaware Technical Community College. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  15. ^ "College History". Goldey–Beacom College. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  16. ^ "About Wesley College". Wesley College. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Vision & History". Widener University. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Wilmington University at a Glance". Wilmington University. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c d e "Widener Archives Features Brandywine College", Widener Magazine (Widener University), retrieved January 5, 2015 
  20. ^ "Delaware", Catholic Encyclopedia (New Advent), retrieved January 5, 2015 
  21. ^ Taggart, Robert J. Wesleyan Female College of Wilmington, Delaware: A College Before its Time?, American Educational History Journal, v. 35 No. 2, p. 221-232 (2008)
  22. ^ a b c d e Sillitto, R. M. (2000), "A Tradition of Excellence", UD History (University of Delaware) 41 (5): 331, Bibcode:2000ConPh..41..331S, doi:10.1080/001075100750012830, retrieved January 5, 2015 
  23. ^ "UD History". University of Delaware. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  24. ^ "Delaware Public Archives: University of Delaware". Delaware Public Archives. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 

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