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The Wilmington University, founded in 1968 as Wilmington College by educator Dr. Donald Ross and which later expanded into Georgetown, is one of the most well-known higher education schools in the region. Nevertheless, while we will indeed cover it briefly, we’ll also make sure to highlight some of the other memorable universities and colleges that serve the area.
The Wilmington University, Georgetown
The Wilmington University is a private, non-profit, doctoral research institution with its main campus located in New Castle, DE. Wilmington University offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs across its seven academic colleges and 14 campus locations throughout Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland, as well as dozens of academic minors and concentrations that specialize its degree offerings.
Founded as Wilmington College, the institution officially became Wilmington University on September 10, 2007, after the approval of the Board of Trustees and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The name was changed to reflect the emphasis on undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs.
The Wilmington College of Health Professions
The College of Health Professions is unique among universities in the region, in that its undergraduate programs are offered only as “completion” programs for students who have already attended a two-year nursing program and become a Registered Nurse.
The college, which has full accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for its undergraduate and graduate programs, enrolled its first class of RN-to-BSN students in 1986.
In 1993, the university approved the addition of a Master of Science in Nursing program, which today features three distinct concentrations that fit students’ unique needs.
In 2005, an undergraduate completion program in Allied Health was approved, giving students access to one of the fastest-growing academic and professional practice areas in the health professions.
Delaware Technical Community College
Delaware Technical Community College was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1966 with the approval of House Bill 529. The first Delaware Tech campus opened its doors in Sussex County in September 1967 with Dr. Paul K. Weatherly serving as the first president. Three hundred sixty-seven students enrolled in the first year. Enrolment doubled in the second year, and construction of new laboratories and classrooms began soon after.
In 1968, a Northern Campus was opened with 375 full-time students enrolled the first year. A multi-campus facility was created and the Stanton and Wilmington locations were opened in 1973 and 1974 respectively.
Every year, tens of thousands of Delawareans take advantage of the opportunities for lifelong learning at Delaware Technical Community College including:
- Degree programs that prepare them to go directly into the workforce
- Connected degree programs with area institutions for associate degree students seeking bachelor’s degrees
- Developmental and general education courses
- Workforce training and customized corporate training programs for adults in the workplace
- Summer camps for kids, and
- Courses designed to enlighten and enrich the lives of retirees.
Delaware Tech has earned its place as an educational leader in the state. The College is respected and trusted at the state and national levels because of its hallmarks of commitment, responsiveness, and vision.
Delaware Tech has earned a place in the hearts of Delaware’s residents as well, Mostly because they realize the College provides them with high-quality educational programs that are convenient, flexible and affordable.
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