Universities & Colleges in Delaware
The state of Delaware is located on the Atlantic coast in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Delaware was ~ 9, 07,000 in 2011. Dover is the capital of Delaware while the largest city of the state is Wilmington with a population of ~70,800 as estimated in 2010. The centre of population of Delaware is concentrated in the town of Townsend in New Castle County. This American state has large number of Hispanic, African and Asian American population.
The state is in a transitional zone between a humid tropical climate and a continental climate. The average monthly temperature in Delaware ranges from ~ 26 F to ~ 85 F.
Studying in Delaware
This state has 5 private and 5 public universities. Owing to good universities with excellent faculties and infrastructure, universities in Delaware are proving to be a good choice for international students. The most popular educational universities in Delaware are
University of Delaware
Delaware State University
Delaware Technical & Community College
Drexel University at Wilmington
The state of Delaware admitted ~3400 international students in 2011 with a maximum number of students from countries namely, China, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, India and Malaysia.
The University of Delaware offers 3 associate programs, 147 bachelor's programs, 19 master's programs (with 15 joint degrees offered within), and 54 doctoral programs. Joint degrees offer flexibility to international students to pursue multiple degrees according to their interest and aptitude. The University of Delaware has the maximum number of international students followed by the Delaware State University and Delaware Technical and Community College.
The average tuition fees in Delaware universities is around ~$28000 with room and boarding expenses the total comes up to ~$39,500 for the academic year 2012-13.
Most of the foreign students cannot get loans from the US government but grants and scholarships are provided to them. For instance, The University of Delaware has a special office for international students and scholars providing information about agencies like Institute of International Education, US Agency for International Development, which provide financial aid to international students. The Delaware State University provides scholarships on the basis of merit and need.
Cost of Living
Cost of living in Delaware is slightly higher than the US national average. Based on a US average of 100, Delaware has a cost of living of 113.50.
The median household income in Delaware for the period from 2006-2010 was ~ $57,000, which was higher than the national average of ~ $ 52, 000. Per capita income in Delaware was ~$29, 000, which is again higher than the national average of $27,000.
The average income for bachelor's degree holders in the state is around ~$57,000 per year. For a doctorate degree, the average income is upwards of $75000 per year.
Manufacturing, mining, agriculture are the major sectors of Delaware. The industrial sector in Delaware has greatly improved in recent years. The fortune 500 companies in Delaware include Dupont, SLM and others. The unemployment rate in this state is also below the national average.