Delaware Colleges

Delaware, the First State, is one of the smallest states in the country, but it still is host to over 25 colleges and universities including public and private institutions ranging from community colleges to 4-year universities. Both Delaware College and University of Delaware are ranked among the best colleges in the Northeast and the University of Delaware is also on US News & World Report’s list of top schools. In the capital city Dover, you’ll find Delaware State University and Wesley College, Dover. The largest city Wilmington is also home to several Delaware colleges such as Goldey-Beacom College and Delaware College of Art and Design. Community colleges and technical schools are located throughout the state to round out the list of colleges in Delaware.

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Delaware College and Degree Offerings

Whether you want to attend a large public university or a small, private liberal art college, you can find a degree program to match your interests in Delaware. Over a dozen schools feature certificate program options and 2-year career training degrees to build skills in areas such as Surgical Technologist or Medical/Clinical Assistant. A dozen community colleges are located throughout the state from north to south. Plus, many 4-year colleges in Delaware provide a long list of degree programs to pursue from Education and Business. Wesley College for example offers a masters degree in Nursing while Delaware Valley University offers a bachelors degree in Equestrian/Equine Studies. In part because the state is on the Atlantic coast, many students interested in Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography and Environmental Studies enroll in the program at University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. As you can see, the possibilities are endless at Delaware colleges.

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Delaware Career Opportunities

Even though Delaware is the only state in the US without a commercial service airport, one of the fastest growing careers in Delaware is a commercial pilot. One of the largest Air Force bases in the country, the Dover Air Force Base, is a top employer. Both Wilmington University and Delaware State University offer Aviation programs for future flyers. Aircraft Maintenance is another related career that has favorable prospects. A degree in Business Administration and Management, General Business or Management will also prepare you for careers in the field of business. Harris School of Business, Dover is just one of the colleges in Delaware with a reputable business program to put you on the right path to a successful career. Spa and beauty careers are plentiful in Delaware. Students interested in a career as a masseuse, Massage Therapy programs are offered at National Massage Therapy Institute, Willmington and Harris School of Business-Wilmington Campus both located in Wilmington. Cosmetology/Cosmetologist majors will also have good luck finding a job in the state after attending Delaware colleges such as American Beauty Academy, Wilmington, DE Campus or .