Facts and Figures


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total UD student

Advanced Degrees Awarded 2021 - 2022

Totals are calculated from the terms of Summer 2021 through Summer 2022

Nationally Ranked Programs

In the 2024 edition of Best Graduate SchoolsU.S. News and World Report has ranked 22 University of Delaware graduate programs among the best in the nation, including 10 in the top 50. More than half of the UD programs increased their rankings this year.

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The University of Delaware’s graduate physical therapy program has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 2018 edition of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.

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In the 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools, U.S. News and World Report has ranked 23 University of Delaware graduate programs among the 100 best in the nation, including 10 in the top 50.Following are the UD graduate programs, along with the respective rankings, listed in the 2023 edition of Best Graduate Schools:

  • Chemical engineering, 8
  • Nonprofit management, 22 (up from 32)
  • Public finance and budgeting, 24
  • Public affairs schools, 29 (up from 34)
  • Public management and leadership, 32
  • Education schools, 39
  • Materials engineering, 44
  • Biomedical engineering, 45 (up from 49)
  • Engineering schools, 45 (up from 47)
  • Mechanical engineering, 50
  • Electrical engineering, 53
  • Civil engineering, 54 (up from 57)
  • Chemistry, 55 (up from 59)
  • Earth sciences, 62 (up from 78)
  • Physics, 68 (up from 71)
  • Psychology, 68
  • Computer engineering, 69
  • Nursing schools: Doctor of nursing practice, 72 (newly ranked)
  • Mathematics, 79
  • Computer science, 82
  • Economics, 88
  • Biological sciences, 100 (up from 140)
  • Business schools, 100 (up from 110)

The preceding list only includes subject areas evaluated in this year's edition; other UD graduate programs have been ranked in previous years. The full listing of UD graduate programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report, including UD’s No. 1 program in physical therapy, is available on the Institutional Research and Effectiveness Rankings webpage. Please note that the degree categories used by U.S. News might vary slightly from the names of degree programs used by UD.

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The University of Delaware’s doctoral program in clinical psychology has been ranked No. 3 in the state of Delaware by the website, Best Counseling Degrees. Best Counseling Degrees bases its rankings according to four criteria: graduates’ rates of passing the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), the percentage of students who obtained accredited internships, the number of graduates who became professionally licensed, and the average number of years to complete the program.

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The University of Delaware’s Agriculture School has been ranked No. 17 in the nation as a general agriculture school by the website, Agriculture Schools. UD was also ranked No. 7 for General Agriculture School, No. 17 for Food Science School, No. 15 for Plant Sciences School and No. 17 for Animal Sciences School.

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CEO Magazine has ranked the MBA program at the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics in the top tier of MBA programs in North America. It also ranked the online MBA program No. 22 in global online MBA rankings.

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