Wilmington: The Center of Learning

Wilmington is in the middle of it all. Over 100 of the country’s top universities and technical schools are located within hours of the city. This includes medical schools, research institutions and schools of law. Approximately 75,000 annual graduates are produced within a 30 mile radius of Wilmington!

Program within 30 miles of Wilmington Delaware Annual Graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 17,117
Health Professions and Related Programs 13,900
Education 5,578
Engineering 3,816
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 3,614
Psychology 3,351
Social Sciences 3,123
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 3,018
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 2,883
Visual and Performing Arts 2,754
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 2,189
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1,943
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 1,718
Legal Professions and Studies 1,541
English Language and Literature/Letters 1,109
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 1,072
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 932
Physical Sciences 927
Mathematics and Statistics 841
History 569
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 543
Architecture and Related Services 457
Philosophy and Religious Studies 401
Natural Resources and Conservation 357
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields 341
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 287
Theology and Religious Vocations 257
Personal and Culinary Services 216
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 215
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 203
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 176
Library Science 79
Precision Production 65
Construction Trades 53
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 33
Science Technologies/Technicians 9
Grand total 75,687





























Source: Delaware Prosperity Partnership Talent Report for Wilmington DE.

The top 5 universities with the most number of annual graduates within a 30 mile radius of Wilmington include: Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, University of Delaware, and Wilmington University. These universities collectively produce 36,500 graduates every year. 

Wilmington itself is home to several renowned universities, making it easier to receive an advanced education close to home. In addition, residents can reach Philadelphia’s universities in 30 minutes.