A Proud Legacy, a Promising Future
DSU enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of our heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions. Today, we’re a welcome center of learning for students from many backgrounds. Our current population includes a 62% African-American enrollment and an increasing number of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and other international students.
DSU offers a unique blend of past, present and future. Walk through our 356-acre campus and you’ll see centuries-old buildings. At the same time, you’ll find some of the country’s most skilled researchers discovering new innovations in the fields of medicine, military defense, agriculture and much more.
DSU currently offers 46 undergraduate degree options, an impressive number for a school our size. We also offer 21 master’s degree programs and six doctoral degree programs in areas such as interdisciplinary applied mathematics/mathematical physics and educational leadership.
We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds. Our current enrollment stands at 5,649, 86% of whom are undergraduate students. Our ratio of male to female students is 33:67, and 77% of our freshmen live on campus in our residence halls.
Outstanding Leadership and External Relations
DSU is guided by a committed group of individuals who uphold the highest ideals of our mission to provide quality education at a competitive cost.
Location, Location, Location
DSU’s main campus is located in the historic city of Dover, the capital of Delaware. Arguably one of the best-kept secrets on the East Coast, Dover provides a small-town feel for students who want to learn without the distractions of an urban campus. Yet, we’re only 1.5 hours away from major cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC, and a short drive to popular Rehoboth and Ocean City beaches. Our students truly enjoy the best of both worlds.
Main Campus: Dover, DE
On July 1, 2021, history was made when Delaware State University acquired what was formerly Wesley College.
DSU Georgetown is home to the connected degree program in partnership with DSU and DTCC.
Advance your career at our Wilmington location by enrolling in one of our master’s programs.
Delaware State University Riverfront
The location headquarters the University’s School of Graduate, Adult, and Extended Studies, a new partnership with the Teen Warehouse for its workforce development center, and an incubation hub for micro and small businesses with a particular focus on minority and women-owned companies.