Facts and Figures


graduate students


continuing education students in credit programs


undergraduate students


total UD student

Advanced Degrees Awarded 2022 - 2023

Totals are calculated from the terms of Summer 2022 through Summer 2023

Nationally Ranked Programs

In the 2025 edition of Best Graduate SchoolsU.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Delaware's graduate programs among the best in the nation.

UD’s consistently top-ranked physical therapy program remained in the top three nationwide. This is the first year U.S. News and World Report ranked speech-language pathology programs with UD’s inaugural ranking at #32.

  • Physical Therapy, 2

  • Non-profit Management, 16 (up from 23)

  • Public Management and Leadership, 18 (up from 23)

  • Public Finance and Budgeting, 21

  • Speech-Language Pathology, 32

  • Education Schools, 34

  • Public Affairs Schools, 34

  • Computer Science, 70 (up from 77)

  • Nursing: Master's, 79 (up from 82)

  • Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice, 110

  • Part-Time MBA, 150

The preceding list only includes subject areas evaluated in this year's edition published to date. U.S. News and World Report has delayed the announcement of two programs that were slated to be included in the rankings: Best Engineering Schools and Programs, and Best Clinical Psychology Programs. The lists will be updated as soon as the data are available.

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 is available on the Institutional Research and Effectiveness Rankings webpage. Please note the programs and specialties used by U.S. News might vary slightly from the names of degree programs used by UD.

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Six University of Delaware online graduate programs are ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2024 U.S. News Best Online Programs.

UD’s online master’s in education programs ranked 19th out of 303, seeing upward momentum in the rankings since 2019. 

UD’s online MBA programs moved up four spots to No. 29 out of 345 programs, eclipsing other Philadelphia region business schools. Related, UD’s online master’s in business programs (excluding MBA) ranked No. 85 out of 213 programs. 

In a new ranking for UD, UD’s online master’s in information technology programs ranked No. 50 out of 92 programs. UD's online master’s in engineering programs ranked No. 65, and the online master’s in nursing programs ranked No. 133. 

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A full listing of UD rankings are available on the Institutional Research and Effectiveness Rankings webpage.