DePaul University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$38,410
3.75% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$32,927
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
4.15%
Default Rate
2017 Acceptance Rate
71.7%
21,613 Applicants
2017 Enrolled Students
22,769
80.6% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
70.8%
1,735 Graduates

About

DePaul University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at DePaul University were General Studies (341 degrees awarded), Accounting (299 degrees), and Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (279 degrees).

In 2017, 6,411 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DePaul University. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,427 degrees), 4.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (815 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DePaul University is $38,410, which is $11,910 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at DePaul University is $38,410, which is $11,910 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,927.

In 2017, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,410
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at DePaul University was $38,410. The cost of tuition at DePaul University is $11,910 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$32,927
2017 Value
2.63%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 DePaul University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,927. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of DePaul University grew by 2.63%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,387
Room and Board
$1,104
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DePaul University was of $13,387 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,104. The cost of room and board increased by 3.99% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

81%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
55%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at DePaul University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
4.15%
2016 Default Rate
237
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at DePaul University was 4.15%, which represents 237 out of the 5713 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

DePaul University received 21,613 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 3.95% annual decline. Out of those 21,613 applicants, 15,506 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 71.7% acceptance rate.

There were 22,769 students enrolled at DePaul University in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DePaul University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

71.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
15,506
Accepted Out of 21,613

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DePaul University was 71.7% (15,506 admissions from 21,613 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 69.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -3.95%, while admissions declined by -1.2%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at DePaul University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DePaul University has a total enrollment of 22,769 students. The full-time enrollment at DePaul University is 18,345 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,424. This means that 80.6% of students enrolled at DePaul University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DePaul University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% White, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.29% Black or African American, 9.07% Asian, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.158% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0922% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at DePaul University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (28.3%), followed by White Male (25.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.9%), followed by White Male (19.9%) and Black or African American Female (6.47%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

80.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DePaul University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 22,769 students. The full-time enrollment at DePaul University is 18,345 and the part-time enrollment is 4,424. This means that 80.6% of students enrolled at DePaul University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at DePaul University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), DePaul University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    11,418
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,585
  3. Black or African American
    2,115

The enrolled student population at DePaul University is 50.1% White, 15.7% Hispanic or Latino, 9.29% Black or African American, 9.07% Asian, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.158% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0922% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,308 students (5.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 575 more women than men received degrees from DePaul University. The majority of degree recipients at DePaul University are white (3,427 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (815 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DePaul University is General Studies (341 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (299 degrees) and Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication (279 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at DePaul University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (88 degrees awarded), Communications (606 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (796 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at DePaul University are Software developers (448,712 people), Other managers (259,786 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (191,367 people), Computer occupations, all other (143,241 people), and Computer programmers (121,327 people).

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communication Technologies (88 degrees awarded), Communications (606 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (796 degrees), Legal (235 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (440 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at DePaul University are Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Dentists, Physicians, Diagnostic medical sonographers, and Architectural & engineering managers

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communication Technologies (88 degrees awarded), Communications (606 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (796 degrees), Legal (235 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (440 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at DePaul University are Computer Systems Design (593,127 people), Elementary & secondary schools (363,838 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (294,735 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (156,363 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (154,236 people).

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communication Technologies (88 degrees awarded), Communications (606 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (796 degrees), Legal (235 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (440 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by DePaul University.
Most Common
  1. 341 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 299 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 279 degree-majorss awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DePaul University was General Studies with 341 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 2,918
  2. 3,493

In 2017, 2,918 degrees were awarded to men at DePaul University, which is 0.835 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,493).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 281 degrees were awarded to men at DePaul University in General Finance, which is 2.42 times more than the 116 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 230 degrees were awarded to women at DePaul University in General Studies, which is 1.72 times more than the 134 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%
100% Completion Time
73%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 56% of students graduating from DePaul University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 73% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 75% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at DePaul University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5.59% of graduates (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,427 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    815 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    564 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DePaul University is white (3,427 degrees awarded). There were 4.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (815 degrees).

7.22% of degree recipients (463 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,808 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,619 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    483 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at DePaul University is white female (1,808 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,619 degrees).

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Operations

DePaul University has an endowment valued at nearly $492M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $50.2M (10.2%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, DePaul University had a total salary expenditure of $540M. DePaul University employs 362 Associate professors, 202 Professors, and 177 Instructors. Most academics at DePaul University are Male Associate professors (193), Female Associate professors(169), and Male Professors (126).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePaul University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 305 employees, Management, with 264 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 228 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$492M
2017 Endowment
17.2%
growth from 2016

DePaul University has an endowment valued at about $492M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of DePaul University grew 17.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $206M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $9.81M - Federal
  2. $462k - State
  3. $217k - Local

As of 2017, DePaul University received $9.81M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $462k from state grants and contracts, and $217k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$257M
2017 Salaries
2.8%
growth from 2016

In 2017, DePaul University paid a median of $257M in salaries, which represents 47.6% of their overall expenditure ($540M) and a 2.8% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.6% decline from 2015 and a 12.6% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$89M
Instructional Salaries
917
Number of Employees

In 2017, DePaul University paid a total of $89M to 917 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $25.2M (35.5%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
362 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
305 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at DePaul University were Associate professor with 362 employees; Professor with 202 employees; and Professor with 177 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePaul University were Office and Administrative Support with 305 employees; Management with 264 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 228 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Female Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DePaul University was Male Associate professor with 193 employees, Female Associate professor with 169 employees, and Male Professor with 126 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at DePaul University.

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