Goldey-Beacom College is an independent, multilevel private college in Delaware that offers challenging undergraduate and graduate academic programs. As a teaching-oriented institution of higher learning, the College emphasizes instructional excellence in the classroom and is committed to sustaining faculty who are caring, dedicated, and knowledgeable in their respective fields; who motivate their students to realize their full learning potential; and, above all, who represent the very best in teaching excellence.
Diversity on campus
GBC is home to more than 1,800 students from 22 states and over 60 nations.
• White: 40%
• Black or African American: 25%
• Hispanic/Latino: 13%
• Asian: 3%
• Non-resident alien: 7%
• Unknown: 8%
Never miss an opportunity to meet new people, find a social outlet, and network! Student Engagement provides extracurricular programming for the GBC community as well as various other services. Programs and services include social, cultural, and educational events; train/bus schedules; community updates; and leadership training for students. We also host off-campus trips to local and distant venues as an opportunity for students to explore the cites and states around them!
41 degree options
Students may pursue bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, Criminal Justice, English, Human Services, and Communication & Media as well as a variety of associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in Business. Degrees or concentrations are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, Economics, Finance, Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Information Technology, Sports Management, Health Care Management, Legal Studies, Organizational Psychology, and International Business, to name a few.
For over a decade, alumni have reported a placement rate typically over 90% within months of graduation—and a high job satisfaction rate!
What makes GBC special?
• Small size and individualized attention
• Apartment-style residence halls on an extremely safe suburban campus
• Campus-wide wireless network, online library access, personal email accounts, and modern computer labs updated regularly
• A career-focused curriculum, an active internship-for-credit program, and a strong placement rate for graduates
Named a College of Distinction in Business
Named a College of Distinction 2022-2023
Named a College of Distinction in Delaware
Goldey-Beacom is located in beautiful Pike Creek Valley—a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware—with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and other major East Coast cities. The city of Wilmington is a major industrial center in the Mid-Atlantic region and home of many Fortune 500 companies such as Chemours and Bank of America.
We’ve cut tuition in half!
We are taking the next step in our commitment to affordability, and after seven consecutive years of discounting our undergraduate tuition by half or more for every accepted student, we are making that low net cost permanent! Beginning in the fall semester of 2021, Goldey-Beacom undergraduate tuition is now cut in half to $425 per credit hour, or $13,050 for an annual full-time load of 30 credit hours. Our generous merit scholarship offerings will remain available to qualified students to reduce this cost even further, and federal and state financial aid in the form of grants and loans can complete the student aid package for eligible students. At $13,050 per year, you will be hard-pressed to find a more affordable option among four-year colleges in the region!
“Goldey-Beacom is nice because of its smaller size. Since it is a smaller community, it was very easy to make friends. The dorms are nice too—it isn’t your traditional small dorm, it is more like an apartment and has a full kitchen.”
“I love Goldey-Beacom because of the supportive and encouraging environment. Even with traveling across the country for college, it didn’t take long for it to feel like home, like having a huge family right here in Delaware.”
“My favorite aspect about GBC is how I feel as a student-athlete. Juggling basketball and academics can be a lot, but GBC’s supportive community makes it easy. I feel capable of achieving both my academic and athletic goals [at a Division II level] here.”
“I love GBC because it offers a great education at an affordable price. They awarded me great scholarships and provided opportunities I could not have found elsewhere. I wanted a school with a convenient, safe environment, and Goldey-Beacom College provided that for me.”
“I love GBC because of the endless opportunities that have been available to me. The College has helped find internships and job opportunities that will allow me to achieve my goals now and after graduating. At Goldey-Beacom College, I never feel lost in the crowd.”