These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Delaware For 2019

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Delaware has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in DE, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Delaware.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Delaware:

  1. University of Delaware
  2. Widener University-Delaware Law School
  3. Goldey-Beacom College
  4. Wesley College
  5. Delaware State University
  6. Wilmington University

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Delaware has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Delaware For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 6 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Delaware that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, University of Delaware, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Delaware.’

1. University of Delaware

University of Delaware

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Newark
Employed: 94.77%

2. Widener University-Delaware Law School

Widener University-Delaware Law School

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Wilmington
Employed: 91.73%

3. Goldey-Beacom College

Goldey-Beacom College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Wilmington
Employed: 91.43%

4. Wesley College

Wesley College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Dover
Employed: 90.81%

5. Delaware State University

Delaware State University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Dover
Employed: 90.13%

6. Wilmington University

Wilmington University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: New Castle
Employed: 88.37%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Delaware

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Delaware, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Delaware by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Delaware

Rank College Employed
1 University of Delaware 94.77%
2 Widener University-Delaware Law School 91.73%
3 Goldey-Beacom College 91.43%
4 Wesley College 90.81%
5 Delaware State University 90.13%
6 Wilmington University 88.37%
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