Facts and Figures





undergraduate students


graduate students


Professional &
Continuing Studies students


total enrollment

Main Campus: Newark, Delaware

Established: 1743

Motto: Knowledge is the light of the mind

President: Dennis Assanis 

Employees: 4,746 

UD is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university, tackling the biggest challenges facing our state, nation and the world. 


The 170th Commencement Ceremonies for the University of Delaware which graduated the Class of 2019. The commencement speaker was Matt Nagy, a UD alum from the class of 2001 and  the first UD alumnus to earn a head coaching position in the National Football League, becoming head coach of the Chicago Bears in 2018.

Life after UD

 of 2021 graduates 
are employed
or pursuing further education


200,000+ Alumni around the world 

Rankings & Honors

Source: U.S. News

Best Value Colleges, Princeton Review 

No. 38 of 100 best value colleges, Kiplinger’s 

No. 4 Military Friendly School, Viqtory 

No. 34 Online MBA, Poets&Quants

Best Employer in Delaware, Forbes Magazine 

Top 25 public university for providing students the highest salaries for their tuition dollars, CNBC

No. 38 undergraduate schools for entrepreneurial studies, The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine 

“Best of the Best” Top Veteran-Friendly Schools Listing, U.S. Veterans Magazine

Global Impact

First U.S. institution
to study abroad, in 1923 


30% of undergraduate students
study abroad each year


100+ study abroad programs
in over 40 countries

200+ global partnerships 

with institutions on six continents

Courtesy of Sarah Hartman
UD's chapter of Engineers Without Borders

Research & Innovation


1 million square feet
of teaching, industrial and clinical space being developed at STAR Campus

 research centers
Leading to 148 patents and 30 startups in the last decade 

Top 3% in U.S.

in terms of research activity

Delaware & The Mid-Atlantic Region

$4.7 Billion
economic impact on the Northeast Corridor 

24,450 jobs
supported by UD's economic impact in Delaware


football player diving through the air