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Delaware State University Propelled to #2 Public HBCU in the Country

Anthony Jackson

Delaware State University’s rising status as a highly respected HBCU in the nation is only further backed, as the school is moved up to the No. 2 spot in U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings for Public HBCUs.

Ranking Infographic

DSU’s success has attracted nearly 6000 students to its campus in Dover, DE, and is giving their students something to be proud of and a standard to live up to. 

“When I say I go to Del State, people congratulate me on making it. That feels good,” said Brandon Brockett, a sophomore at DSU. 

“I mean, it’s well deserved. This school is really amazing. The faculty and staff make sure of it and the students just emphasize it,” said Jackson, a freshman. 

This Fall, the University welcomed 1,700 incoming freshmen, the largest class ever, and is trending toward its largest enrollment in university history. With the COVID crisis in the past, many are more willing to enroll, and the outstanding growth is proof of that.

Group of DSU Students Posing for a Picture

“We recognize that getting to this place is no accident but built on the shoulders of those who’ve come before us in leadership. It is also a testament to the talented administrative team, President Allen, a singular focus on student success, and our shared vision,” said Dr. Devona Williams a Chairperson on the Delaware State University Board of Trustees. 

While placing No. 2 on the USNWR Public HBCU rankings, DSU also placed No. 8 in the HBCU rankings that include both public and private universities.  

“These rankings confirm what Delawareans already know: Delaware State University is one of the best HBCUs in the country,” said Governor Carney. 

This is all a step up from last year’s rankings which placed DSU at No. 3 and No. 10, respectively.

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