UD and the State of Delaware
A Message from President Assanis
The First State … the Diamond State … the Blue Hen State — Delaware is undoubtedly a special place. Those of us fortunate enough to live and work here know that this is home to a rich and broad diversity of cultures, histories, perspectives and opportunities. As I always say, Delaware has it all.
Without a doubt, Delaware’s greatest strength is its people. Wherever my wife, Eleni, and I go in the state, we are inspired by their energy and optimism.
The University of Delaware is inextricably tied to the state’s remarkable past, actively shaping its dynamic present and deeply engaged in realizing its exciting future. UD is proud of its extensive and enduring contributions to our state, and we are honored to be a part of Delaware’s vital growth and limitless potential.
President, University of Delaware
Fueling Delaware's Economy
The University of Delaware has a
$3.2 Billion Impact
in the state, fueling Delaware's economy.
Supporting jobs statewide
supported by UD's impact
of the state’s total workforce
in earnings from those jobs
in annual spending by UD on salaries, goods, services and events
in capital spending by UD in 2019-2022
spent by students and visitors annually
Returning a High Yield
generated in the economy for every $1 invested by the state*
in additional combined earnings for Blue Hen alumni, thanks to their UD education
generated in state tax revenue
* In operating appropriation
Educating Delaware’s Students for Success
Serving the First State’s Needs
Spending State Funds Responsibly
The State of Delaware’s annual appropriation supports about 13% of the University’s operating expenses. The appropriation is used to help provide lower undergraduate tuition rates for Delawarean students, as well as provide scholarships for Delawareans based on financial need. The University also uses funds from its endowment to augment this support. This results in an in-state undergraduate tuition rate that is more than 60% lower than the rate for non-residents; most Delawareans pay even less because of additional support.
The state appropriation is also used to support excellent programs for students, enable research projects that yield state-wide impact and support initiatives that engage and benefit the entire community.
The table below summarizes the University of Delaware's fiscal 2021 operating expenditures funded by State of Delaware appropriations. More detailed reports can be found at the Vice President of Finance website.
Supplies, travel, and other
Current funds - state appropriations
|General unrestricted operations||$74,396,840||22,463,660||-||-||96,860,500|
|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources||3,572,334||1,303,308||-||1,454,558||6,330,200|
|College of Arts and Sciences||865,433||324,047||-||138,499||1,327,978|
|College of Business and Economics||1,241,689||469,738||-||110,973||1,822,400|
|College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment||604,002||226,436||-||38,362||868,800|
|College of Education and Human Development||1,925,054||714,240||1,479||244,327||2,885,100|
|College of Engineering
|College of Health Sciences||604,539||234,561||-||-||839,100|
|Delaware Biotechnology Institute||364,986||153,014||-||-||518,000|
Total state appropriations