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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 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.


Delaware State University places a strong emphasis on research, constantly seeking answers to life’s questions.

DSU is home to various projects in which students can take what they have learned in class and apply it to real-world situations. Additionally, students are encouraged to utilize learning through various college centers.


Job opportunities are more available to you if you are prepared. Career Services is here to coach you through that process and help you connect with employers.

The thought of what you will do once you graduate from DSU may be daunting, and Career Services & Student Employment exists to ease you through the transition and help find what fits you best. Starting as early as your freshman year, our student services provide the resources to help you develop a strategic plan for locating internships, student employment, career options or graduate studies.


Housing services

Since every student has different needs and preferences, we offer a wide variety of amenities in our residence halls.

  • Meta V. Jenkins Hall - Housing 245 coed students, this three-story traditional-style residence features a main lounge, recreation room, kitchens and air conditioning.
  • Medgar W. Evers Hall - Evers Hall is home to 243 coed students who study in dedicated lounges - and enjoy air conditioning, a reading room and even a barber shop.
  • Warren-Franklin Hall - Suite-style rooms are available for 135 students who have access to a main lounge, kitchen, recreation room and study areas.
  • W. Richard Wynder Hall - Honor students reside in suite-type rooms in this desirable facility connected to Tubman Hall.

Library services

The William C. Jason Library is a central hub for the DSU community and serves as a resource for coursework, collections, study groups and research. It is also houses computer labs, academic offices, University Archives and the Arts Center Gallery.

ICT services

A full-service Computer Lab is also available in the same area. The Computer Lab is located in the William C. Jason Library, Rooms 205 and 206.

This lab provides the latest and most updated computer technology at Delaware State University. It also provides students with dependable and knowledgeable staff ready to help with all computer-related questions and problems.

Medical services

  • On campus, you have access to medical professionals 5 days a week at the Student Health Center.
  • In the local community, you have access to walk-in care at Urgent Care Centers and emergency care at the hospital.

Student Life

Campus life

DSU’s main campus is located in the historic city of Dover, the capital of Delaware. Arguably one of the best-kept secrets on the East Coast, Dover provides a small-town feel for students who want to learn without the distractions of an urban campus. Yet, we’re only 1.5 hours away from major cities, including Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC, and a short drive to popular Rehoboth and Ocean City beaches. Our students truly enjoy the best of both worlds.

Sports facilities

Recreational opportunities for physically challenged and disabled students are offered through our department.  Activities such as swimming and weight training can be arranged with individual instruction and assistance.

Student clubs

The Office of Student Leadership and Activities (OSLA) provides students with the resources to get involved and find their leadership skills. The main goal of the DSU OSLA is to invest in the long-term development of students as future leaders within the global society.

Get involved in one of DSU’s many registered student organizations. Explore your interests and make lifelong connections.

  • College of Business Student Advisory Council
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
  • Concert Band
  • International Student Association
  • Hornet Newspaper
  • Graduate Student Association


Delaware State University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Dover, Delaware, United States

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