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DSU reports record enrollment

Milton Pratt
Delaware Public Media

Delaware State University sets a new record in enrollment.

For the first time in the university’s 131-year history, Delaware State University has enrolled more than 6,200 students.

And enrollment is up 33% since 2017.

This is the fourth time in five years DSU has increased enrollment, part of its goal to reach 10,000 students by the end of the decade.

DSU cites a few key factors in the increase, including enhancements to the state-funded INSPIRE Scholarship Program. Of the nearly 700 first-year in-state students, 67% are INSPIRE scholars.

This year’s entire first-year class totals more than 1,400, which is a record.

DSU’s Early College School has also been a factor. This fall, it added 7th and 8th grades, pushing enrollment to nearly 600 students. Over the last five years 67% of grads chose to go to DSU.

The university also saw significant increases in graduate and online enrollment at 5.7% and 56.8% respectively.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.