Program areas at DSU
Delaware State University is a preeminent institution of higher learning that provides a liberal arts education. Some statistics about the University, at a glance: 42 undergraduate degree programs, 16 master's degree programs, and 5 doctoral degree programs, accredited by the commission on higher education of the middlestates, association of colleges and schools, as well as by seven specialized academic accrediting agencies. William c. jason library includes a collection of 258,726 printed volumes, 110 electronic databases, 32,353 electronic journals, 185,170 electronic books, access to 4,500 streaming media content, and a total holding of 480,859 publications. Faculty profile 220 faculty members within 21 academics departments. 196 faculty members possess a phd or a terminal degree (terminal master's of flight captain). Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. Total enrollment 4,644, 84% full-time, 16% part-time, 54% liv on campus, 46% commute, 52% in the following programs: communication, journalism and related programs, psychology/social sciences.
Auxiliary enterprises: the school undertakes a number of activities to benefit the student body, including operating housing (dormitory) complexes, a cafeteria, campus book store, vending machines, and other incidentals necessary to campus life. These activities might also include student services, institutional support, academic support, public service, and other services.
The mission of the office of the associate provost for research (oapr) is "to provide those individuals who are admitted quality research opportunities and experiences that are consistent with the overall University commitment." The research division is also responsible for maintaining an infrastructure within a supportive environment that encourages both faculty and students to produce research with results that are making our world better every day. Prestigious research projects underway by dsu faculty members serve to enhance dsu's land-grant mission and its contributions to the nation's research efforts. Dsu was awarded a $10.5 million research grant that will fund the establishment of the Delaware center for neuroscience research. A new state-of-the art optical science center for applied research (oscar) will be the new home for the University's prolific optics program. The national science foundation's (nsf) center for research excellence in science and technology has awarded dsu a five-year, $5 million grant in support of the school's optics program.