Best Colleges in Delaware by Salary Potential

You’re ready to get your bachelor’s degree. Make an educated decision and choose one of Delaware’s top universities by graduate salaries.

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Bachelor's Only
All Alumni
RankSchool NameSchool TypeEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:University of DelawareSchool Type:Party School, Research University, For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$63,200Mid-Career Pay:$113,700% High Meaning:46%% STEM Degrees:23%
Rank:2School Name:Goldey-Beacom CollegeSchool Type:Business, Private SchoolEarly Career Pay:$53,900Mid-Career Pay:$87,600% High Meaning:41%% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:3School Name:Delaware State UniversitySchool Type:For Sports Fans, State SchoolEarly Career Pay:$49,400Mid-Career Pay:$83,300% High Meaning:63%% STEM Degrees:20%
Rank:4School Name:Wilmington UniversitySchool Type:Private School, Research UniversityEarly Career Pay:$50,600Mid-Career Pay:$78,600% High Meaning:51%% STEM Degrees:14%
Rank:5School Name:Wesley CollegeSchool Type:Private School, ReligiousEarly Career Pay:$51,200Mid-Career Pay:$73,000% High Meaning:49%% STEM Degrees:6%

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Colleges in Delaware included in our report include the University of Delaware, Wilmington University and Delaware State University.

The University of Delaware graduates include Joe Biden and Susan Stroman. The University awards more STEM degrees than the other two schools in Delaware, but STEM is still in the minority – only about 15 percent of their degrees are in science, technology, engineering and math subjects.

The University of Delaware is also the biggest school in Delaware — with about 18,000 students, it has more than double the population of Wilmington University and almost four times as many students as Delaware State University.

The University of Delaware is unique because it is both a public and private school. It is run privately but receives public funding, and as a result, is considered a public school by IPEDS.