Education in Delaware

Delaware was the origin of Belton v. Gebhart, one of the four cases which was combined into Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court of the United States decision that led to the end of segregated public schools. Significantly, Belton was the only case in which the state court found for the plaintiffs, thereby ruling that segregation was unconstitutional.

Unlike many states, Delaware's educational system is centralized in a state Superintendent of Education, with local school boards retaining control over taxation and some curriculum decisions.

As of 2011, the Delaware Department of Education had authorized the founding of 25 charter schools in the state, among them one all-girls facility.

A study in 2010 indicated that while black students made up 32% of public school attendees, they accounted for 55% of the students who were suspended or expelled.

Colleges and universities
    Delaware College of Art and Design
    Delaware State University
    Delaware Technical & Community College
    Drexel University at Wilmington
    Goldey-Beacom College
    University of Delaware
    Wesley College
    Widener University School of Law
    Wilmington University