DePaul University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$40,551
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$33,319
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.74%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
70.2%
27,869 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
21,922
83.1% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
71.2%
1,806 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 Finance (283 degrees awarded), Accounting (245 degrees), and General Psychology (201 degrees).

In 2020, 6,110 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DePaul University. 55.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,188 degrees), 3.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (892 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DePaul University is $40,551, which is $11,922 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at DePaul University is $40,551, which is $11,922 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,319.

In 2020, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 53% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$40,551
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at DePaul University was $40,551. The cost of tuition at DePaul University is $11,922 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$33,319
2020 Value
4.05%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 DePaul University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,319. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of DePaul University grew by 4.05%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,736
Room and Board
$1,104
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DePaul University was of $14,736 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,104. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

87%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
53%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

87% of undergraduate students at DePaul University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 3.57% with respect to 2019, when 84% 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.
3.74%
2018 Default Rate
203
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at DePaul University was 3.74%, which represents 203 out of the 5431 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 27,869 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.62% annual growth. Out of those 27,869 applicants, 19,575 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 70.2% acceptance rate.

There were 21,922 students enrolled at DePaul University in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DePaul University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

70.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
19,575
Accepted Out of 27,869

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DePaul University was 70.2% (19,575 admissions from 27,869 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 68.2%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 3.62%, while admissions grew by 6.69%.

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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 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DePaul University has a total enrollment of 21,922 students. The full-time enrollment at DePaul University is 18,212 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,710. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at DePaul University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DePaul University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.3% White, 18.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 9.91% Black or African American, 3.79% Two or More Races, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.137% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at DePaul University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.7%), followed by White Male (23.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.2%), followed by White Male (20.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.11%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

83.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DePaul University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 21,922 students. The full-time enrollment at DePaul University is 18,212 and the part-time enrollment is 3,710. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at DePaul University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
2020 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 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), DePaul University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    10,808
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3,974
  3. Asian
    2,331

The enrolled student population at DePaul University is 49.3% White, 18.1% Hispanic or Latino, 10.6% Asian, 9.91% Black or African American, 3.79% Two or More Races, 0.155% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.137% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 660 more women than men received degrees from DePaul University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at DePaul University is white (3,188 degrees awarded). There were 3.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (892 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DePaul University is General Finance (283 degrees awarded), followed by Accounting (245 degrees) and General Psychology (201 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 (77 degrees awarded), Legal (282 degrees), and Communications (478 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 (546,891 people), Other managers (275,281 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (143,129 people), Computer & information systems managers (128,391 people), and Graphic designers (119,398 people).

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communication Technologies (77 degrees awarded), Legal (282 degrees), Communications (478 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (490 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (655 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at DePaul University are Physicians, Chief executives & legislators, Architectural & engineering managers, Dentists, and Radiologic technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communication Technologies (77 degrees awarded), Legal (282 degrees), Communications (478 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (490 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (655 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 (668,878 people), Elementary & secondary schools (366,785 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (310,178 people), Management, scientific & technical consulting services (156,270 people), and Insurance carriers (144,743 people).

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communication Technologies (77 degrees awarded), Legal (282 degrees), Communications (478 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (490 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (655 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. 283 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 245 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 201 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DePaul University was General Finance with 283 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,725
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
3,385
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 2,725 degrees were awarded to men at DePaul University, which is 0.805 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,385).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 269 degrees were awarded to men at DePaul University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.14 times more than the 235 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 235 degrees were awarded to women at DePaul University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.874 times less than the 269 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 59% of students graduating from DePaul University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (81.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at DePaul University is Female and Asian (81.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 1.55% of graduates (28 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,188 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    892 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    629 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DePaul University is white (3,188 degrees awarded). There were 3.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (892 degrees).

5.35% of degree recipients (327 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,737 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,451 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    530 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at DePaul University is white female (1,737 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,451 degrees).

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Operations

DePaul University has an endowment valued at nearly $751M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $30.8M (4.11%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, DePaul University had a total salary expenditure of $538M. DePaul University employs 339 Associate professors, 214 Instructors, and 196 Professors. Most academics at DePaul University are Male Associate professors (174), Female Associate professors(165), and Male Professors (122).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePaul University are: Management, with 243 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 231 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 223 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$751M
2020 Endowment
7.89%
growth from 2019

DePaul University has an endowment valued at about $751M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of DePaul University grew 7.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $449M 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. $13.8M - Federal
  2. $37k - State
  3. $600k - Local

As of 2020, DePaul University received $13.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37k from state grants and contracts, and $600k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$254M
2020 Salaries
5.17%
decline from 2019

In 2020, DePaul University paid a median of $254M in salaries, which represents 47.2% of their overall expenditure ($538M) and a 5.17% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.7% growth from 2018 and a 1.37% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$92.5M
Instructional Salaries
874
Number of Employees

In 2020, DePaul University paid a total of $92.5M to 874 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
339 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
243 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at DePaul University were Associate professor with 339 employees; Instructor with 214 employees; and Instructor with 196 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePaul University were Management with 243 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 231 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 223 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DePaul University was Male Associate professor with 174 employees, Female Associate professor with 165 employees, and Male Professor with 122 employees.

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

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