A PROUD LEGACY, A PROMISING FUTURE
DSU enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of our heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions. Today, we’re a welcome center of learning for students from many backgrounds. Our current population includes a 63% African-American enrollment and an increasing number of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and other international students.
DSU offers a unique blend of past, present and future. Walk through our 356-acre campus and you’ll see centuries-old buildings. At the same time, you’ll find some of the country’s most skilled researchers discovering new innovations in the fields of medicine, military defense, agriculture and much more.
DSU currently offers 42 undergraduate degree options, an impressive number for a school our size. We also offer 18 master’s degree programs and five doctoral degree programs in areas such as interdisciplinary applied mathematics/mathematical physics and educational leadership.
We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds. Our current enrollment stands at 5,054, 91% of whom are undergraduate students. Our ratio of male to female students is 33:67, and 82% of our freshmen live on campus in one of our eight residence halls.
19901 Dover, Delaware, USA