Delaware's pool of skilled workers and highly-educated professionals provide the State's diverse business community with the talent needed to compete at home and abroad.
With the most patents per capita, Delaware's talent drives development of new products and technologies. The State has the second-highest ranked labor in the nation by the Michigan Entrepreneurship Score Card.
Delaware's primary schools are committed to training the next generation of quality workers. The State's unique World Language Immersion Program offers a bilingual learning environment for kindergarten and elementary students across the state, with continued rigorous language instruction through junior high and high school. Through this program, Delaware aims to produce multilingual graduates with an economic advantage in the global marketplace.
Ranked second for the most PhDs per capita, Delaware's workforce is one of the most highly educated in the country. More than thirty five percent of Delaware's population over the age of 25 hold a Bachelor's degree and 11 percent hold a graduate or professional degree, both well above national averages.
The State's technical colleges work closely with industry experts to develop curricula to equip students with the skills needed in Delaware's STEM-related fields. Businesses in the region have also developed comprehensive internship programs to provide hands-on experience.
The University of Delaware, ranked in the U.S. top 100 colleges by the U.S. News and World Report, draws top-notch students and professors to the area. With seven other colleges and universities in the State, and many esteemed institutions of higher education in the surrounding area, there are large numbers of well-educated people in the region.
Colleges & Universities in Delaware
University of Delaware
Delaware State University
Widener University - Delaware Campus
Delaware Technical and Community College
Delaware College of Art and Design
Colleges & Universities in the Region
University of Pennsylvania*
Penn State University
John's Hopkins University
*Designates Ivy League Institution
Rankings & Statistics
1st in Foreign Direct Investment per capita
3rd for Information Technology Jobs
4th for Immigration of Knowledge Workers
5th for High Tech Share of all Businesses
9th in STEM job concentration
9th in Managerial Professional and Technical Jobs
DEDO's Workforce Development Center works with businesses to help recruit a quality local workforce by counseling clients in effective methods and contacts. DEDO links businesses with professional staff at the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Division to recruit candidates who meet the company's skills requirements and staffing needs. Only qualified applicants will be referred for job interviews.
Published by DEDO, the Data Book is the source on Delaware's economy and workforce and provides updated information and statics about the State.
The University of Delaware is a comprehensive research institution serving over 20,000 students, and the CSC provides employers with a suite of services to assist in identifying candidates graduating from the University's over 200 degree programs.
WU is a fully-accredited university that offers career-oriented undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs at several locations throughout the State. The University is ranked as the second most Technologically Savvy Online School in the nation by OnlineSchoolsCenter.com.