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UD Dare to be firstHistory/Location: The University of Delaware, a state assisted institution, is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, Carnegie Research University (very high research activity). The University, with origins in 1743, was chartered by the State of Delaware in 1833. A Women's College was opened in 1914, and in 1945 UD became permanently coeducational. The main campus is located in Newark, Delaware, a suburban community of nearly 30,000, situated midway between Philadelphia and Baltimore. Courses are also offered at the Wilmington campus and at other locations throughout the State, including Dover, Georgetown, Milford, and Lewes.

Academic Schools, Programs, and Degrees: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Arts and Sciences; Business and Economics; Earth, Ocean, and Environment; Education and Human Development; Engineering; and Health Sciences. UD offers 4 associate's programs, 137 bachelor's programs, 117 master's programs, 50 doctoral programs, and 12 dual graduate programs. In 2009-10 UD awarded 254 associate's degrees, 3,361 bachelor's degrees, 652 master's degrees, and 230 doctoral degrees. Doctoral and professional degrees were awarded in Agriculture, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Human Development and Family Studies, Marine Studies, Nursing, Urban Affairs and Public Policy, and a range of Arts & Sciences disciplines (including Art History, Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, English, History, Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Applied Mathematics, Physical Therapy, Physics, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology, and Sociology).

Institutional Accreditation: The University of Delaware has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education since that association's inception in 1921. The University's accreditation was reaffirmed in 2006 and its next self-study evaluation is scheduled for 2011. The regional, national and specialized accrediting organizations that accredit UD's programs/degrees appear at the end of this book.

Faculty: In 2010-11, there are 1,126 full-time faculty positions. Approximately 80% of full-time tenure-eligible faculty are tenured and over 80% of full-time faculty hold the doctorate or terminal professional degree in their field. Average total compensation in 2010-11 is $175,694 for Full Professors, $122,973 for Associate Professors, and $104,904 for Assistant Professors.

Enrollment: Fall 2010 enrollment totals 21,177 which include 16,661 undergraduates, 3,670 graduate students, and 846 professional and continuing studies students. 15,888 (95%) of undergraduate and 2,727 (74%) of graduate students are enrolled on a full-time basis. 43% of undergraduate students are male. 63% of undergraduate and 72% of graduate students are from out-of-state. 5.3% of undergraduate and 4.9% of graduate students are African-American. Approximately 44% of undergraduate students live in residence halls.

Admissions/Retention: Over 23,500 students applied to the University of Delaware for Fall 2010 enrollment. 3,749 (27.9%) first-time freshmen accepted their admission offers. Average SAT score (critical reading plus mathematics) for first-time Newark Campus freshmen was 1210. On average, 92% of Newark Campus freshmen return for their sophomore year and over 3 out of 4 students graduate within five years.

Costs: Annual full-time undergraduate tuition and fees for 2010-11 are $10,208 (in-state) and $25,408 (out-of-state). Room and board is $9,636. Total undergraduate costs for 2010-11 are $19,844 (in-state) and $35,044 (out-of-state).

Finances: For Fiscal Year 2010, Total Operating Revenues were $778.4 million, including $117.9 million for State Appropriations. Total Operating Expenses and Transfers were $778.4 million. Externally Funded Activity totaled $181.1 million.

Institutional Affiliations: UD is a member of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU). In athletics, UD began NCAA Division I competition in 1973 for men and 1982 for women. UD currently competes in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) for all sports. Football competes at the Championship Subdivision level, and all other sports compete at the Division I level.

Image: Front cover of 2010/2011 Facts and Figures booklet with images highlighting UD's six pillars.