DePaul University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$37,020

3.76% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$32,084

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.26%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

69.7%

22,502 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

23,110

79.3% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

72.5%

1,621 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 (350 degrees awarded), General Finance (309 degrees), and Accounting (285 degrees).

In 2016, 6,428 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DePaul University. 54.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (3,475 degrees), 4.18 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (831 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DePaul University is $37,020, which is $11,164 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at DePaul University is $37,020, which is $11,164 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,084.

In 2016, 81% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 56% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$37,020

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at DePaul University was $37,020. The cost of tuition at DePaul University is $11,164 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$32,084

2016 Value

4.59%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 DePaul University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,084. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of DePaul University grew by 4.59%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,873

Room and Board

$1,104

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DePaul University was of $12,873 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,104. The cost of room and board increased by 2.56% between 2015 and 2016. 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

56%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

81% of undergraduate students at DePaul University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 1.25% with respect to 2015, when 80% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.26%

2015 Default Rate

259

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at DePaul University was 4.26%, which represents 259 out of the 6076 total borrowers.

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Admissions

DePaul University received 22,502 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.6% annual growth. Out of those 22,502 applicants, 15,695 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 69.7% acceptance rate.

There were 23,110 students enrolled at DePaul University in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DePaul University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

69.7%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

15,695

Accepted Out of 22,502

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DePaul University was 69.7% (15,695 admissions from 22,502 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 72%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 14.6%, while admissions grew by 11.1%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DePaul University has a total enrollment of 23,110 students. The full-time enrollment at DePaul University is 18,320 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,790. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at DePaul University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DePaul University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 51.5% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.13% Black or African American, 8.23% Asian, 3.24% Two or More Races, 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0909% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at DePaul University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (29.1%), followed by White Male (26.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (23.5%), followed by White Male (21.3%) and Black or African American Female (6.52%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

79.3%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DePaul University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,110 students. The full-time enrollment at DePaul University is 18,320 and the part-time enrollment is 4,790. This means that 79.3% of students enrolled at DePaul University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%

2016 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 85%. 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

    11,913

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3,501

  3. Black or African American

    2,110

The enrolled student population at DePaul University is 51.5% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, 9.13% Black or African American, 8.23% Asian, 3.24% Two or More Races, 0.143% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0909% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 1,246 students (5.39%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 566 more women than men received degrees from DePaul University. The majority of degree recipients at DePaul University are white (3,475 degrees awarded). There were 4.18 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (831 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DePaul University is General Studies (350 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (309 degrees) and Accounting (285 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 Communications (553 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (812 degrees), and Legal (261 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at DePaul University are Software developers, applications & systems software (441,669 people), Miscellaneous managers (306,589 people), Designers (222,368 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (172,800 people), and Other Computer Occupations (130,439 people).

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communications (553 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (812 degrees), Legal (261 degrees), Communication Technologies (60 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (415 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 & surgeons, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dental hygienists

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communications (553 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (812 degrees), Legal (261 degrees), Communication Technologies (60 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (415 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 (592,799 people), Elementary & secondary schools (337,537 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (279,685 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (171,475 people), and Hospitals (147,459 people).

The most specialized majors at DePaul University are Communications (553 degrees awarded), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (812 degrees), Legal (261 degrees), Communication Technologies (60 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (415 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 350 degrees awarded

  2. 309 degrees awarded

  3. 285 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DePaul University was General Studies with 350 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,931

  2. 3,497

In 2016, 2,931 degrees were awarded to men at DePaul University, which is 0.838 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,497).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 278 degrees were awarded to men at DePaul University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.59 times more than the 175 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 241 degrees were awarded to women at DePaul University in General Studies, which is 1.88 times more than the 128 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

56%

100% Completion Time

71%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 56% of students graduating from DePaul University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 71% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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 (67.2%).

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, 4.81% of graduates (78 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,475 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    831 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    535 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DePaul University is white (3,475 degrees awarded). There were 4.18 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (831 degrees).

7.19% of degree recipients (462 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,848 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,627 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    473 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at DePaul University is white female (1,848 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,627 degrees).

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Operations

DePaul University has an endowment valued at nearly $438M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-13.9M (-3.18%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, DePaul University had a total expenditure of $521M. Of that $521M, they spent $256M on salaries and $521M on benefits.

DePaul University employs 375 Associate professors, 200 Professors, and 178 Assistant professors. Most academics at DePaul University are Male Associate professors (197), Female Associate professors(178), and Male Professors (128).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePaul University are: Management, with 386 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 315 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 239 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$438M

2015 Endowment

2.01%

decline from 2014

DePaul University has an endowment valued at about $438M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of DePaul University declined 2.01% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $167M 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. $8.96M - Federal

  2. $12.2M - State

  3. $535k - Local

As of 2015, DePaul University received $8.96M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $12.2M from state grants and contracts, and $535k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$256M

Salary Expenditure

$521M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, DePaul University had a total expenditure of $521M. Of that $521M, they spent $256M on salaries and $521M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$256M

2015 Salaries

12.6%

decline from 2014

In 2015, DePaul University paid a median of $256M in salaries, which represents 49.2% of their overall expenditure ($521M) and a 12.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.81% growth from 2013 and a 2.39% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$85.9M

Instructional Salaries

916

Number of Employees

In 2015, DePaul University paid a total of $85.9M to 916 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

375 Employees

Management

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

386 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at DePaul University were Associate professor with 375 employees; Professor with 200 employees; and Professor with 178 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePaul University were Management with 386 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 315 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 239 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DePaul University was Male Associate professor with 197 employees, Female Associate professor with 178 employees, and Male Professor with 128 employees.

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

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