Delaware State University is one of the best respected Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Established in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students focused on agriculture and education, DSU has grown to offer a great range of degrees and to become a more diverse and international university. Its student athletics are also strong, with teams participating in the NCAA Division I sports.
The University’s courses are divided into six schools: the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the College of Business, the College of Education, Health and Public Policy, the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology and the School of Graduate Studies and Research. You can choose between its 51 undergraduate degrees, 25 graduate degrees, and five doctoral programmes. The undergraduate majors available include accounting, agri-business, aviation, art education, biology, business administration, education, engineering, English, food science, history, hospitality and tourism management, information technology, mass communications, music, mathematics, philosophy, physics, political science, public administration, social work, sport management and others. The student to faculty ratio at Delaware is 13:1. DSU’s growing research focuses on medicine, military defence and agriculture.
DSU’s main campus is in Dover, the capital city of Delaware, and two hours away from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC and three hours from New York City. Its two other campuses are in Wilmington and Georgetown. DSU boasts with the historic roots of Delaware state as the first state to join the Federal Union. One of its old buildings, the Loockerman Hall, a restored national historic symbolic construction from the 1700s, testifies this rich history.
Amongst DSU’s outstanding graduates are historian, professor and social worker Marlene Saunders, executive at the Bank of America David G. Turner, publicist for ABC Maxine R. Lewis, National Football League sports agent Robert London, jazz musician Clifford Brown.