Located in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Delaware is the second smallest of the 50 states in the country. It has a total area of 2,000 square miles. Delaware shares borders with Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Dover is the state capital, while Wilmington is the largest city.
Many public companies choose to incorporate in Delaware because of the state’s flexible and predictable statutes. A 2014 report by CNBC ranks Delaware as having the friendliest business climate in the U.S. More than 60 percent of the Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. Delaware is also a major financial hub. Bank of America, M&T Bank, JPMorgan Chase, AIG, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank are some of the major financial services institutions with a major presence in the state.
Major public sector employers in the state include the State of Delaware and the University of Delaware. The biggest private employer, Christiana Care Health System, employs over 10,000 workers.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.