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IPEDS ID: 144740
OPE ID: 00167100
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DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60604
General information:  (312) 362-8000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  23,799 (16,153 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty919956
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-11
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$30,618$32,295$33,990$35,0713.2%
Books and supplies$1,134$1,134$1,134$1,104-2.6%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,335$11,717$12,103$12,5523.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,335$11,717$12,103$12,5523.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$45,618$47,540$49,367$50,7912.9%
Off Campus$45,618$47,540$49,367$50,7912.9%
Off Campus with Family$36,083$37,623$39,064$40,0392.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,32496%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,27994%$42,147,741$18,494
Federal grants75731%$3,389,127$4,477
Pell grants75731%$3,231,687$4,269
Other federal grants462%$157,440$3,423
State/local government grant or scholarships69729%$3,164,071$4,540
Institutional grants or scholarships2,27394%$35,594,543$15,660
Student loan aid1,44260%$10,074,097$6,986
Federal student loans1,43159%$7,899,949$5,521
Other student loans1285%$2,174,148$16,986
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,39876%$193,191,600$15,582
Pell grants5,75335%$22,309,398$3,878
Federal student loans9,49158%$67,975,486$7,162
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$27,561$29,165$29,756
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$19,812$22,442$22,223
$30,001 – $48,000$21,635$23,128$24,127
$48,001 – $75,000$24,748$25,608$26,476
$75,001 – $110,000$28,352$27,883$29,005
$110,001 and more$32,724$33,757$33,797
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment23,799
Undergraduate enrollment16,153
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,580
Graduate enrollment7,646
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 80%
25 and over: 20%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 63%
Out-of-state: 37%
Foreign countries: 1%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 64%
Part-time: 36%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 18%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 78%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $25
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants19,5337,79311,740
Percent admitted70%67%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 87%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 59 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 71%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 51%
6-year: 68%
8-year: 70%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 56%
6-year: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 69%
Female: 73%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 40%
Asian: 72%
Black or African American: 63%
Hispanic/Latino: 71%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 75%
White: 73%
Two or more races: 79%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 65%
Non-resident alien: 74%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural History and Criticism, General11----
Category total11----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0----
American/United States Studies/Civilization4----
Chinese Studies5----
East Asian Studies5----
Latin American Studies4----
Women's Studies1017--3
Category total2817--3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General742---
Category total742---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management-0---
Business Administration and Management, General10066---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-32---
Business/Commerce, General-30---
Business/Managerial Economics350---
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce132---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other-10---
Finance, General257183---
Financial Planning and Services-32---
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other-5---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General410---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-99---
Information Resources Management-12d---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-10---
International Marketing-0---
Management Information Systems, General256---
Management Science163----
Marketing Research-26---
Marketing, Other-36---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General15029---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-22---
Operations Management and Supervision-25---
Real Estate523---
Category total1,056869d---
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects5012---
Graphic Communications, General00---
Category total5012---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other2219---
Communication, General116---
Health Communication-9---
International and Intercultural Communication2----
Mass Communication/Media Studies99d13---
Organizational Communication, General9----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other27434---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric4217---
Category total516d138---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other157---
Computer and Information Sciences, General--1--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1662d---
Computer Graphics35---
Computer Programming, Specific Applications112d---
Computer Programming/Programmer, General4210d---
Computer Science56664--
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other11----
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-34d---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications2437---
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-11d---
Information Science/Studies18154d--0d
Information Technology24d----
Category total196d448d5-0d
Art Teacher Education27---
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-11--0
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-80---
Curriculum and Instruction-86--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching17180--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-53d9d-0
Elementary Education and Teaching7357---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0--3
Foreign Language Teacher Education01---
Mathematics Teacher Education-15--0
Music Teacher Education52-3-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching9----
Reading Teacher Education-26--0
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-16---
Secondary Education and Teaching3379---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-7---
Special Education and Teaching, General0----
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels14---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0--10
Category total140384d15d313
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-41---
English Language and Literature, General10830---
Rhetoric and Composition66---
Category total11477---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature40---
Chinese Language and Literature-0---
French Language and Literature50---
German Language and Literature1----
Italian Language and Literature20---
Spanish Language and Literature170---
Category total290---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-6--10
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General78----
Medical Informatics-0---
Nurse Anesthetist-16---
Nursing Practice--1--
Public Health, General-22---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-94---
Category total781381-10
History, General356---
Category total356---
Legal Professions and Studies
Health Law-3---
International Law and Legal Studies-10---
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-2---
Tax Law/Taxation-3---
Category total-18282--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies42823---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-8---
Category total42831---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-21---
Computational Mathematics-12---
Mathematics, General314---
Statistics, General-17--3
Category total3154--3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science6----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-7---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution14----
Category total207---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science36----
Category total36----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0----
Category total0----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies10----
Category total37131--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General168---
Physics, General71---
Category total239---
Clinical Psychology-66--
Community Psychology-35--
Experimental Psychology-21--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-31--
Psychology, General2704---
Category total2701813--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy-0--1
Public Administration-106d---
Public Policy Analysis, General510---
Social Work-22---
Category total5138d--1
Social Sciences
Economics, General34----
Geographic Information Science and Cartography---24-
International Relations and Affairs4629---
Political Science and Government, General141----
Urban Studies/Affairs-0---
Category total33856-24-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation20----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production9644---
Directing and Theatrical Production-2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General9----
Fine and Studio Arts Management2----
Graphic Design15----
Jazz/Jazz Studies012---
Music Management8----
Music Performance, General29----
Music Theory and Composition437--10
Music, Other3----
Playwriting and Screenwriting18---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology20----
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism4----
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-1---
Category total233114--10
Grand total3,7482,5493172740
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 321
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 86
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 8
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 13
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $17,147
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $12,313
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,613
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,000
Full-time students: 83%
Part-time students: 50%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined7184
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1925 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1925 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/11/1976 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/29/2001 - 5/6/2011Resigned
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels(!)10/7/2014 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels(!)1/1/1953 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health(!)6/6/2013 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1931 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1964 - 12/31/2010Resigned
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations162434
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations162433
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible123
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault002
Motor vehicle theft010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible123
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault001
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate4.3%6.0%6.2%
Number in default268352316
Number in repayment6,2035,7885,039
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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