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Wilmington University


Online Undergraduate Program

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Quick Facts

First year offering online program: 2007-2008
Online bachelor’s degree programs offered: 27


Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $330
Tuition for in-state students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for out-of-state students (per credit): N/A


Total online enrollment: 4,380
27% Male / 73% Female
Average student age: 33


Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
N/A accepted

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: Wilmington University online degree programs combine the same quality, real-world academics of traditional degree programs with a flexible online format. You’ll have access to fully-accredited and relevant online programs designed to prepare you for leadership roles and career advancement. Learn from the same expert faculty who teach on campus and earn your degree in a way that fits your life.
Average class size: 15
Maximum class size: 23


3 year graduation rate (2012-2013): 50%
New student retention rate (2013): 74%
Most popular majors: Business Administration and Management, General, Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Nursing Practice, General Studies
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered:380
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:N/A
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: N/A
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:Minority
Class participation graded:Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: N/A
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours): 48

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Students of Wilmington University are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic pursuits. It is inappropriate conduct to falsify the results of research; use the words, phrases, or ideas of another without proper citation; cheat or attempt to cheat on an assignment or examination; or to aid, assist, or allow another to commit an act of academic dishonesty. Acts of academic dishonesty are serious offenses.SafeAssign is a tool that checks the students paper and its sources against a database of source material in order to determine how original a student's paper may be.


Average online teaching experience: 3 years
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 53
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 85
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 47
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 166
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Instructor office hours (weekly): 1
Faculty who have at least 1 year online teaching experience: 89%
Faculty who have at least 2 years online teaching experience: 77%
Faculty who have at least 3 years online teaching experience: 65%

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Cable
Required Internet connection: 256k
24-7 live tech support: Yes
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistanceY, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area networkY, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: South Atlantic
Male: 1,165
Female: 3,215
American Indian: 0.9%
Asian: 1.9%
Black or African American: 21.0%
Hispanic: 2.9%
Two or more races: 0.6%
International: 1.7%
Pacific Islander: 0.2%
Unknown: 22.8%
White: 47.9%
Students 22 and younger: 9%
Students ages 23-39: 66%
Students 40 or older: 25%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 21%
New entrants who are employed: N/A


Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
College uses SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for new applicants: No
ACT Composite Score: N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score: N/A
SAT Math average score: N/A
SAT Writing average score: N/A
Continuing online instruction education required: No
Application essay required: No
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: N/A


Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: Yes
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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