DePauw University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,278
2.9% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$29,557
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.51%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
64.4%
4,935 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,972
98.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
85.3%
493 Graduates

About

DePauw University is a higher education institution located in Putnam County, IN. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at DePauw University were General Economics (95 degrees awarded), General Communication (89 degrees), and Computer Science (50 degrees).

In 2019, 595 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at DePauw University. 54.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (420 degrees), 11.1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (38 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at DePauw University is $50,278, which is $22,998 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at DePauw University is $50,278, which is $22,998 more than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,557.

In 2019, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 41% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$50,278
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at DePauw University was $50,278. The cost of tuition at DePauw University is $22,998 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($27,280).

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Average Net Price

$29,557
2019 Value
1.01%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 DePauw University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,557. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of DePauw University grew by 1.01%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,010
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at DePauw University was of $11,010 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 2.28% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
41%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at DePauw University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 97% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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2.51%
2017 Default Rate
9
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at DePauw University was 2.51%, which represents 9 out of the 358 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

DePauw University received 4,935 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 9.88% annual decline. Out of those 4,935 applicants, 3,176 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 64.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,972 students enrolled at DePauw University in 2019, and 72% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

DePauw University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

64.4%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
3,176
Accepted Out of 4,935

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of DePauw University was 64.4% (3,176 admissions from 4,935 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 62.6%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −9.88%, while admissions declined by −7.35%.

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SAT Scores

72%
Submission Percentage
305
Scores Submitted

72% of enrolled first-time students at DePauw University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

DePauw University has a total enrollment of 1,972 students. The full-time enrollment at DePauw University is 1,943 students and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at DePauw University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at DePauw University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.4% White, 9.38% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.4% Asian, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at DePauw University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.6%), followed by White Male (31.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.92%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

98.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at DePauw University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,972 students. The full-time enrollment at DePauw University is 1,943 and the part-time enrollment is 29. This means that 98.5% of students enrolled at DePauw University are enrolled full-time compared with 81.1% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2019 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 DePauw University was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (73%), DePauw University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,250
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    185
  3. Black or African American
    112

The enrolled student population at DePauw University is 63.4% White, 9.38% Hispanic or Latino, 5.68% Black or African American, 3.4% Asian, 2.69% Two or More Races, 0.152% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0% 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 Baccalaureate Colleges is 55% White, 14% Black or African American, and 13.1% Hispanic or Latino.

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, 36 students (1.83%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 57 more women than men received degrees from DePauw University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at DePauw University is white (420 degrees awarded). There were 11.1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (38 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at DePauw University is General Economics (95 degrees awarded), followed by General Communication (89 degrees) and Computer Science (50 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at DePauw University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communications (89 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (135 degrees), and English (38 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 DePauw University are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (436,235 people), Other managers (381,798 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (253,555 people), Postsecondary teachers (229,301 people), and Chief executives & legislators (174,873 people).

The most specialized majors at DePauw University are Communications (89 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (135 degrees), English (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (16 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 DePauw University are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Dentists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at DePauw University are Communications (89 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (135 degrees), English (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (16 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 DePauw University are Elementary & secondary schools (656,197 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (517,405 people), Legal services (353,065 people), Computer Systems Design (300,676 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (223,870 people).

The most specialized majors at DePauw University are Communications (89 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (135 degrees), English (38 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (10 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (16 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 DePauw University.
Most Common
  1. 95 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 89 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 50 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at DePauw University was General Economics with 95 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

269
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
326
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 269 degrees were awarded to men at DePauw University, which is 0.825 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (326).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 69 degrees were awarded to men at DePauw University in General Economics, which is 2.65 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 52 degrees were awarded to women at DePauw University in General Communication, which is 1.41 times more than the 37 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

76%
100% Completion Time
81%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 76% of students graduating from DePauw University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 81% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 82% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at DePauw University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.83% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    420 degrees awarded
  2. Two or More Races
    38 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at DePauw University is white (420 degrees awarded). There were 11.1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, two or more races (38 degrees).

2.18% of degree recipients (13 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    221 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    199 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races Female
    27 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at DePauw University is white female (221 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (199 degrees).

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Operations

DePauw University has an endowment valued at nearly $730M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25M (3.42%), compared to the 3.99% average return ($1.62M on $40.7M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2019, DePauw University had a total salary expenditure of $116M. DePauw University employs 111 Professors, 57 Assistant professors, and 50 Associate professors. Most academics at DePauw University are Male Professors (66), Female Professors(45), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePauw University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 72 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 66 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$730M
2019 Endowment
0.0697%
decline from 2018

DePauw University has an endowment valued at about $730M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of DePauw University declined 0.0697% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $690M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $350k - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, DePauw University received $350k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$44.7M
2019 Salaries
3.93%
growth from 2018

In 2019, DePauw University paid a median of $44.7M in salaries, which represents 38.5% of their overall expenditure ($116M) and a 3.93% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.976% growth from 2017 and a 1.11% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.5M (41% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.6M
Instructional Salaries
220
Number of Employees

In 2019, DePauw University paid a total of $18.6M to 220 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.89M (31.6%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
111 Employees
Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
72 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at DePauw University were Professor with 111 employees; Assistant professor with 57 employees; and Assistant professor with 50 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at DePauw University were Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 72 employees; Service with 68 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 66 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at DePauw University was Male Professor with 66 employees, Female Professor with 45 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 32 employees.

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

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