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Delaware Schools

In the state of Delaware, academia is a thriving field. The trends in Delaware's academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below.


Professional Trends

Faculty Employment Growth in Delaware By Profession

152 153 139 138
2 3 1 1
429 376 434 418
457 509 482 495
468 478 481 490
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Yellow: Instructors
  • Blue: Lectures
  • Light blue: Assistant Professors
  • Red: Associate Professors
  • Grey: Professors

There are 20 colleges and universities in Delaware. In 2006 there were 1,508 higher education faculty at these institutions. In 2009 there were 1,542 higher education faculty at these institutions.

Thus the number of collegiate level faculty has seen a increase of 3%.

Average faculty salaries in Delaware

Assistant Professors
Associate Professors

Higher education faculty in Delaware earn $71,172 per year on average. This is more than salaries made by faculty in other parts of the US, which average $57,293 per year. And male faculty in Delaware earn more than female faculty by 6%.

Tenure status for instructors & Researchers in Delaware

No data at this time.

Of Delaware's 1,535 higher education faculty members, 56% have tenure and 18% are on the tenure track.

Tenure Status for Instructors & Researchers in Delaware by gender

Tenured On Tenure Track Not On Tenure Track
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
Men 0%
Women 0%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

National Vs. Delaware Full Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 1.46% 1.61% 0.51%
0% 3.73% 3.6% 7.47%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Delaware
  • Light Blue: National

The number of part-time faculty has grown in Delaware by 10% between the years 2006 and 2009. And the number of full-time faculty has also grown by 10%. This shows that in academia in Delaware, working full-time is becoming less popular.

National Vs. Delaware Part Time Faculty Employment Growth

0% 5.08% 36.16% 10.17%
0% 6.27% -0.1% 9.48%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Delaware
  • Light Blue: National

Full time faculty minorities in Delaware

No data at this time.

And 30% of part-time faculty in Delaware belonged to an ethnic or racial minority in 2009. In the same year, 22% of the state's full-time faculty were from an ethnic or racial minority background.

Part time faculty minorities in Delaware

No data at this time.

National Vs. Delaware Faculty employment Growth of Minorities

0% 14.48% 20.54% 21.55%
0% 4.82% 5.85% 12.52%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Grey: Delaware
  • Yellow: National

From 2006 to 2009, the total number of minority faculty in Delaware has increased by 18%. This is consistent with national statistics, which show that of the 788,996 higher education faculty working nationally in 2006, 134,815 were from an ethnic or racial minority background, while of the 855,625 faculty working in 2009, 151,691 were from a minority background.

Full Time Faculty Minorities at Delaware by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

Part Time Faculty Minorities at Delaware by Gender

Native American Asian African American Hispanic
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
M 0%
W 0%
  • Blue: Men
  • Pink: Women

National Vs. Delaware Faculty Employment growth of men

0% 0.22% 4.67% -0.65%
0% 4.12% -0.48% 4.71%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Delaware
  • Light Blue: National

Just as the percentage of ethnic or racial minorities has increased in academia in Delaware, the percentage of women has also increased. National trends are consistent with this. On a national level, the number of women faculty at institutions of higher learning has increased by 9% between the years 2006 and 2009.

National Vs. Delaware Faculty Employment growth of women

0% 4.33% 6.9% 4.98%
0% 6% 4.61% 13.02%
2006 2007 2008 2009
  • Light Blue: Delaware
  • Light Blue: National

National Vs. Delaware Faculty employment by Gender

National Delaware
Men 46%
Women 54%
Men 46%
Women 54%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Educational Trends

Student enrollment in Delaware


As the number of higher education faculty in Delaware has grown, the number of students studying in colleges or universities has also increased.

Currently Delaware has 9,451 graduate students and 46,714 undergraduate students.

Student Enrollment Growth by degree in Delaware

1333 1395 1482 1621 1687
5151 4750 5128 5092 5126
257 263 524 522 510
2090 2149 2188 2232 2380
1349 1736 1176 1297 1845
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Associate
  • Blue: Bachelor
  • Light blue: Master
  • Red: Doctorate
  • Grey: Certificate

Student Completed Degrees in Delaware


In 2009, 3,770 students graduated from colleges and universities in Delaware. Of these students, 44% graduated from bachelor's degree programs, while 25% graduated from graduate-level programs.

Programs available for each degree type for all schools in Delaware


These numbers are fairly consistent with the number and level of degree programs offered at the institutions of higher learning in Delaware.

Retention rates in Delaware

Returning Students 57%
  • Yellow Returning Students
  • Yellow Pattern Non Returning Students

In Delaware state, 57 of every 100 first time students that enroll in undergraduate programs return to school the following year. And only 42 of every 100 students who start an undergraduate degree eventually graduate. And nationally, schools have an average retention rate of 59% and graduation rate of 45%.

Graduation rates in Delaware

Graduation Students 42%
  • Blue Pattern Non Graduated Students
  • Pink Graduated Students

National Vs. Delaware Students By Gender

National Delaware
Men 43%
Women 57%
Men 39%
Women 61%
  • Blue Pattern Men
  • Pink Women

Similar to the faculty population in Delaware, the student population is diverse. Of the 56,165 students studying in Delaware's institutions of higher learning, 61% are female, and 27% are from an ethnic or racial minority. These numbers are consistent with national statistics, which show that 58% of the national student population is female and 28% are from minority backgrounds.

National Vs. Delaware Students Minorities

National Delaware
Minorities 29%
Minorities 27%
  • Yellow Pattern Minorities
  • YellowNon Minorities

Faculty Salaries in Delaware

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  1. Delaware Teaching Schools38,627 Employed
  2. Delaware Business Schools30,205 Employed
  3. Delaware Engineering Schools14,875 Employed
  4. Delaware Management Schools10,925 Employed
  5. Delaware Business Administration Schools10,354 Employed
  6. Delaware Educational Leadership Schools9,261 Employed
  7. Delaware Information Systems Schools8,519 Employed
  8. Delaware Music Schools8,371 Employed
  9. Delaware Biology Schools7,186 Employed
  10. Delaware Nutrition Schools6,745 Employed
  11. Delaware Math Schools6,697 Employed
  12. Delaware Nursing Schools6,496 Employed
  13. Delaware Law Schools6,090 Employed
  14. Delaware Liberal Arts Schools5,884 Employed
  15. Delaware Art Schools5,851 Employed
  16. Delaware Psychology Schools5,745 Employed
  17. Delaware Accounting Schools4,756 Employed
  18. Delaware Early Childhood Education Schools4,703 Employed
  19. Delaware Chemistry Schools4,190 Employed
  20. Delaware Design Schools4,169 Employed
  21. Delaware Communications Schools4,166 Employed
  22. Delaware MBA Schools3,868 Employed
  23. Delaware Information Technology Schools3,800 Employed
  24. Delaware Counseling Schools3,668 Employed
  25. Delaware Elementary Education Schools3,652 Employed
  26. Delaware Marketing Schools3,551 Employed
  27. Delaware Human Services Schools3,509 Employed
  28. Delaware Fashion Design Schools3,493 Employed
  29. Delaware Criminal Justice Schools3,492 Employed
  30. Delaware Special Education Schools3,486 Employed
  31. Delaware Civil Engineering Schools3,068 Employed
  32. Delaware RN to BSN Schools2,972 Employed
  33. Delaware BSN Schools2,972 Employed
  34. Delaware Forensic Nursing Schools2,972 Employed
  35. Delaware Finance Schools2,839 Employed
  36. Delaware English Schools2,755 Employed
  37. Delaware Architecture Schools2,579 Employed
  38. Delaware Health Science Schools2,556 Employed
  39. Delaware Sports Management Schools2,556 Employed
  40. Delaware Business Management Schools2,545 Employed
  41. Delaware History Schools2,492 Employed
  42. Delaware Hospitality Schools2,323 Employed
  43. Delaware Public Administration Schools2,315 Employed
  44. Delaware Computer Engineering Schools2,290 Employed
  45. Delaware Mechanical Engineering Schools2,290 Employed
  46. Delaware Veterinary Schools2,156 Employed
  47. Delaware Physics Schools2,108 Employed
  48. Delaware Computer Science Schools2,108 Employed
  49. Delaware Political Science Schools2,010 Employed
  50. Delaware Sociology Schools1,867 Employed
  51. Delaware Criminology Schools1,867 Employed
  52. Delaware Journalism Schools1,860 Employed
  53. Delaware International Business Schools1,811 Employed
  54. Delaware Hotel Management Schools1,626 Employed
  55. Delaware Property Management Schools1,626 Employed
  56. Delaware School Psychology Schools1,626 Employed
  57. Delaware Sports Medicine Schools1,626 Employed
  58. Delaware Biochemistry Schools1,626 Employed
  59. Delaware Fashion Schools1,626 Employed
  60. Delaware Physical Therapy Schools1,626 Employed
  61. Delaware Electrical Engineering Schools1,617 Employed
  62. Delaware Drafting Schools1,490 Employed
  63. Delaware Web Design Schools1,393 Employed
  64. Delaware Human Resources Schools1,378 Employed
  65. Delaware Film Schools1,378 Employed
  66. Delaware Fire Science Schools1,368 Employed
  67. Delaware Visual Communications Schools1,120 Employed
  68. Delaware Culinary Schools1,120 Employed
  69. Delaware Construction Management Schools953 Employed
  70. Delaware Radiology Technology Schools919 Employed
  71. Delaware Computer Networking Schools872 Employed
  72. Delaware Small Business Schools745 Employed
  73. Delaware Occupational Therapy Schools745 Employed
  74. Delaware Physical Therapy Assistant Schools745 Employed
  75. Delaware Respiratory Therapy Schools745 Employed
  76. Delaware X Ray Technician Schools745 Employed
  77. Delaware Graphic Design Schools704 Employed
  78. Delaware Healthcare Administration Schools702 Employed
  79. Delaware Supply Chain Management Schools689 Employed
  80. Delaware Video Production Schools689 Employed
  81. Delaware Homeland Security Schools689 Employed
  82. Delaware Organizational Psychology Schools689 Employed
  83. Delaware Web Development Schools497 Employed
  84. Delaware Dental Hygienist Schools456 Employed
  85. Delaware Medical Coding Schools456 Employed
  86. Delaware Sonography Schools456 Employed
  87. Delaware Ultrasound Technology Schools456 Employed
  88. Delaware Paralegal Schools335 Employed
  89. Delaware Software Engineering Schools289 Employed
  90. Delaware Public Health Schools241 Employed
  91. Delaware Social Work Schools241 Employed
  92. Delaware Advertising Schools241 Employed
  93. Delaware Public Relations Schools241 Employed
  94. Delaware Interior Design Schools223 Employed
  95. Delaware Biomedical Engineering Schools208 Employed
  96. Delaware Medical Billing Schools55 Employed
  97. Delaware Video Game Design Schools15 Employed
  98. Delaware Animation Schools15 Employed
  99. Delaware Computer Animation Schools15 Employed
  100. Delaware Surgical Technology Schools13 Employed

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