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Published on May 22, 2010
www.desu.edu - DSU is one of America's most prestigious HBCUs -- Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It has a blend of both long-standing traditions and growing diversity. Founded in 1891 at the State College for Colored Students, DSU takes pride in its heritage as one of the country's first land-grant educational institutions, rooted early on in agriculture and education. DSU today has a diverse student enrollment and offers its students academic opportunities in fields ranging from education, health care, optics, to aviation. Our current undergraduate population includes a 68 percent African-American enrollment and an increasing number of Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian and other international students.
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DSU offers 54 undergraduate degree programs and 24 masters' degrees including graduate programs in molecular and cellular neuroscience and teaching English as a second language. We offer five doctoral degree programs in areas such as interdisciplinary applied mathematics/mathematical physics and educational leadership. DSU has190 faculty members within 21 academic departments. 174 faculty members possess a PhD or a terminal degree. The student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1.
Delaware State University is ranked 17th among 80 Historically Black Universities and Colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Delaware State University was named by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School for 2011! This honor ranks the University in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide.
Currently, there are 17 NCAA Division I sports at DSU. Varsity teams compete in baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's bowling, football, cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, tennis, volleyball, softball, equestrian and soccer. In addition, our cheerleaders are the pep and step at campus sporting events, fundraisers and pep rallies and are role models for campus spirit.
The Hornet football team ranked first in the MEAC division in 2007 with an undefeated conference record of 8--0. In 2007--08 the Hornets football and softball teams won MEAC Championship titles. The Lady Hornet basketball team won the 2007 MEAC Tournament and made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The DSU bowling team has won back-to-back MEAC championships and competed in the NCAA championship tournament in each of the last two years.
DSU is home to the nationally renowned Approaching Storm Marching Band.