Category: Education

NerdWallet, a personal financial education and consumer advocacy website, recently undertook a nationwide analysis to identify the best places in the U.S. for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) graduates to live. The Wilmington metropolitan area ranked #28 out of the Top 100. According to the survey: • The Wilmington metro area features 74.18 STEM…

Del Tech says taxpayers get a 9 percent return

By Kathy Canavan Delaware Technical and Community College has released an independent study concluding taxpayers are getting 9 percent return on their investment in the college. It’s also rolling out a billboard campaign that will resonate in a state where only 38 percent of college students graduate with no debt. The gist: “Seventy percent of…

By Christi Milligan Odyssey Charter School will boast a unified K-12 campus following the purchase of property at Barley Mill Plaza that includes 36 acres and eight buildings. The Delaware Economic Development Office acted as a conduit issuer of $33 million in tax-exempt bonds toward the purchase. The Wilmington-based charter school has been open nearly…

STAR Campus second phase nearly finished

By Christi Milligan Construction of Phase II at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus is almost finished and fully leased, according to officials. And Phase III could include everything from a 10-story tower and retail space to related expansion of the anchoring businesses that haven’t even moved in yet. It’s…

Delaware State University receives Gates Grant

By Christi Milligan Delaware State University has been awarded a $75,000 planning grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to offer a strategy that could increase retention and graduation rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). DSU is one nine HBCUs selected for the planning grant.  According DSU President Dr. Harry L. Williams,…

Wilmington University enrollment jump second largest in U.S.

By Kathy Canavan Wilmington University is the second-fastest-growing doctoral/research institution in the country, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university was not compared to Delaware State University or the University of Delaware because those schools are classified as “very high research activity” institutions. The rankings are divided into three categories: very high research…