Delaware State University

Dover, DE   |  WWW.DESU.EDU

Mission

DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY IS A PUBLIC, COMPREHENSIVE, 1890 LAND-GRANT INSTITUTION THAT OFFERS ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY TO DIVERSE POPULATIONS FROM DELAWARE, THE NATION, AND THE WORLD. BUILDING ON ITS HERITAGE AS A HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE, THE UNIVERSITY PURPOSEFULLY INTEGRATES THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING, RESEARCH, AND SERVICE IN ITS BACCALAUREATE, MASTER'S AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMS. ITS COMMITMENT TO ADVANCE SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, LIBERAL ARTS, AND THE PROFESSIONS PRODUCES CAPABLE AND PRODUCTIVE LEADERS WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUSTAINABILITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY VISION STATEMENT. AS ONE OF AMERICA'S MOST HIGHLY RESPECTED HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY WILL BE RENOWNED FOR A STANDARD OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE THAT PREPARES OUR GRADUATES TO BECOME THE FIRST CHOICE OF EMPLOYERS IN A GLOBAL MARKET AND INVIGORATES THE ECONOMY AND THE CULTURE OF DELAWARE AND THE MID-ATLANTIC REGION CORE VALUES-COMMUNITY-IN.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

CLEON CAULEY

Main address

1200 N Dupont Hwy

Dover, DE 19901 United States

EIN

51-0305893

NTEE code info

University or Technological (B43)

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Program 1

DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY IS A PREEMINENT INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING THAT PROVIDES A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION. SOME STATISTICS ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY, AT A GLANCE: 42 UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS, 16 MASTER'S DEGREE PROGRAMS, AND 5 DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS, ACCREDITED BY THE COMMISSION ON HIGHER EDUCATION OF THE MIDDLESTATES, ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS BY SEVEN SPECIALIZED ACADEMIC ACCREDITING AGENCIES. WILLIAM C. JASON LIBRARY INCLUDES A COLLECTION OF 258,726 PRINTED VOLUMES, 110 ELECTRONIC DATABASES, 32,353 ELECTRONIC JOURNALS, 185,170 ELECTRONIC BOOKS, ACCESS TO 4,500 STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT, AND A TOTAL HOLDING OF 480,859 PUBLICATIONS. FACULTY PROFILE 220 FACULTY MEMBERS WITHIN 21 ACADEMICS DEPARTMENTS. 196 FACULTY MEMBERS POSSESS A PHD OR A TERMINAL DEGREE (TERMINAL MASTER'S OF FLIGHT CAPTAIN). STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO IS 15:1. TOTAL ENROLLMENT 4,644, 84% FULL-TIME, 16% PART-TIME, 54% LIV ON CAMPUS, 46% COMMUTE, 52% IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM AND RELATED PROGRAMS, PSYCHOLOGY/SOCIAL SCIENCES.

Expenses
$100,398,156
Revenue
$63,162,515

THE MISSION OF THE OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE PROVOST FOR RESEARCH (OAPR) IS "TO PROVIDE THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ADMITTED QUALITY RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH THE OVERALL UNIVERSITY COMMITMENT." THE RESEARCH DIVISION IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING AN INFRASTRUCTURE WITHIN A SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT THAT ENCOURAGES BOTH FACULTY AND STUDENTS TO PRODUCE RESEARCH WITH RESULTS THAT ARE MAKING OUR WORLD BETTER EVERY DAY. PRESTIGIOUS RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDERWAY BY DSU FACULTY MEMBERS SERVE TO ENHANCE DSU'S LAND-GRANT MISSION AND ITS CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE NATION'S RESEARCH EFFORTS. DSU WAS AWARDED A $10.5 MILLION RESEARCH GRANT THAT WILL FUND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DELAWARE CENTER FOR NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH. A NEW STATE-OF-THE ART OPTICAL SCIENCE CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH (OSCAR) WILL BE THE NEW HOME FOR THE UNIVERSITY'S PROLIFIC OPTICS PROGRAM. THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION'S (NSF) CENTER FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HAS AWARDED DSU A FIVE-YEAR, $5 MILLION GRANT IN SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL'S OPTICS PROGRAM.

Expenses
$18,189,870
Revenue
$3,162,856

AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES: THE SCHOOL UNDERTAKES A NUMBER OF ACTIVITIES TO BENEFIT THE STUDENT BODY, INCLUDING OPERATING HOUSING (DORMITORY) COMPLEXES, A CAFETERIA, CAMPUS BOOK STORE, VENDING MACHINES, AND OTHER INCIDENTALS NECESSARY TO CAMPUS LIFE. THESE ACTIVITIES MIGHT ALSO INCLUDE STUDENT SERVICES, INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT, ACADEMIC SUPPORT, PUBLIC SERVICE, AND OTHER SERVICES.

Expenses
$7,343,771
Revenue
$20,370,288

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