Aug 20, 2017


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.

DelewareMany 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.

Top Reasons to Study in Delaware

  • Education Quality: The University of Delaware is well-regarded nationally for its study-abroad program. More than a third of its undergraduate students study overseas with programs offered in nearly 50 countries.
  • Employment Prospects: Delaware’s business friendly statutes have attracted many major corporations, making the state an attractive destination for those wanting to study or enter careers in business and law.

Featured Colleges and Universities

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.




College Popular Majors Type of Institution Enrollment
Delaware Technical and Community College: Stanton/Wilmington Business,Education,Parks/Recreation Public >10,000 Request Info
University of Delaware Finance,Marketing,Teacher Education Public >10,000 Request Info

For a full list of accredited colleges and universities in Delaware, contact the Delaware Department of Education.

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