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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:  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:  24,414 (16,420 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  16 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 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty975962
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-15
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$28,858$30,618$32,295$33,9905.2%
Books and supplies$1,134$1,134$1,134$1,1340.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,955$11,335$11,717$12,1033.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,955$11,335$11,717$12,1033.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$43,441$45,618$47,540$49,3673.8%
Off Campus$43,441$45,618$47,540$49,3673.8%
Off Campus with Family$34,286$36,083$37,623$39,0643.8%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
  • The personal expense is an estimated value of other expenses of daily living that are incurred by the students. In prior years, the personal expense was adjusted by the CPI (cost of living adjustment). This year, the office completed a survey of the students to obtain data based on student’s actual expenses and from that data, the revised lower expense was calculated.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid12,46095%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,44094%$42,543,674$17,436
Federal grants73929%$3,328,711$4,504
Pell grants73428%$3,015,136$4,108
Other federal grants773%$313,575$4,072
State/local government grant or scholarships72528%$3,213,195$4,432
Institutional grants or scholarships2,43694%$36,001,768$14,779
Student loan aid1,50358%$10,346,348$6,884
Federal student loans1,48257%$8,232,449$5,555
Other student loans1225%$2,113,899$17,327
  • 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 aid112,12173%$185,836,362$15,332
Pell grants5,68934%$21,858,553$3,842
Federal student loans9,75859%$73,652,830$7,548
  • 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$24,205$27,561$29,165
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$17,272$19,812$22,442
$30,001 – $48,000$18,346$21,635$23,128
$48,001 – $75,000$22,247$24,748$25,608
$75,001 – $110,000$27,066$28,352$27,883
$110,001 and more$31,446$32,724$33,757
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment24,414
Undergraduate enrollment16,420
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,698
Graduate enrollment7,994
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 83%
Part-time: 17%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 56%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%
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: 64%
Out-of-state: 35%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
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: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 15%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 81%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 14%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants19,9578,01211,945
Percent admitted60%58%61%
Percent admitted who enrolled20%22%19%
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
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading530630
SAT Math520630
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2329
ACT Math2227
  • DePaul has adopted a test-optional alternative for freshman admission. Students applying for freshman admission can choose whether or not to submit ACT or SAT scores as part of the application. Students who do not submit test scores will be required to send responses to several short essay questions.
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: 85%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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, 57 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 70%
(*) 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:
4-year: 49%
6-year: 66%
8-year: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 72%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 67%
Asian: 74%
Black or African American: 61%
Hispanic/Latino: 68%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 65%
White: 72%
Two or more races: 71%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 65%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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, General27----
Category total27----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies2----
American/United States Studies/Civilization8----
Chinese Studies3----
East Asian Studies7----
Latin American Studies5----
Women's Studies1210--2
Category total3710--2
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General905---
Category total905---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Business/Management-1---
Business Administration and Management, General86102---
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-26---
Business/Commerce, General-35---
Business/Managerial Economics439---
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce122---
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other-35---
Finance, General262233---
Financial Planning and Services-30---
General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other-5---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General400---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-76---
Information Resources Management-10d---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-12---
International Marketing-1---
Management Information Systems, General2510---
Management Science169----
Marketing Research-31---
Marketing, Other-23---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General17424---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-27---
Operations Management and Supervision-25---
Real Estate426---
Category total1,075948d---
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects455---
Graphic Communications, General-0---
Category total455---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other3731---
Communication, General71---
Health Communication-3---
International and Intercultural Communication4----
Mass Communication/Media Studies100d10---
Organizational Communication, General9----
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other24226---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric5125---
Category total501d142---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other157---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance1058d---
Computer Graphics108---
Computer Programming, Specific Applications012d---
Computer Programming/Programmer, General559d---
Computer Science47693--
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other18----
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-26d---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications2431---
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration-15d---
Information Science/Studies17167--1
Information Technology14d----
Category total196d452d3-1
Art Teacher Education46---
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-13---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-81---
Curriculum and Instruction-161--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching13160--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-30d3d--
Elementary Education and Teaching5785---
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0--4
Foreign Language Teacher Education00---
Mathematics Teacher Education-49---
Music Teacher Education83-2-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching16----
Reading Teacher Education-56---
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-8---
Secondary Education and Teaching50128---
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education-3---
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels79---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-0--2
Category total155503d4d26
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing-41---
English Language and Literature, General11722---
Rhetoric and Composition412---
Category total12175---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature1----
French Language and Literature5----
German Language and Literature0----
Italian Language and Literature1----
Spanish Language and Literature10----
Category total17----
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist1----
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-16--15
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0----
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General30----
Nurse Anesthetist-22---
Nursing Practice--0--
Public Health, General-17---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-104---
Category total311590-15
History, General526---
Category total526---
Legal Professions and Studies
Health Law-2---
International Law and Legal Studies-14---
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-1---
Tax Law/Taxation-8---
Category total-25287--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies42933---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-3---
Category total42936---
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-16---
Computational Mathematics-8---
Mathematics, General160---
Statistics, General-20---
Category total1644---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Mathematics and Computer Science6----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-7---
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution10----
Category total167---
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science32----
Category total32----
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science0----
Category total0----
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies12----
Category total33114--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General273---
Physics, General86---
Category total359---
Clinical Psychology-84--
Community Psychology-25--
Experimental Psychology-14--
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-47--
Psychology, General2812---
Category total2811720--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-140d---
Public Policy Analysis, General1516---
Social Work-27---
Category total15183d---
Social Sciences
Economics, General32----
International Relations and Affairs5427---
Political Science and Government, General142----
Urban Studies/Affairs-0---
Category total34550---
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation29----
Cinematography and Film/Video Production10338---
Directing and Theatrical Production-2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6----
Fine and Studio Arts Management5----
Graphic Design9----
Jazz/Jazz Studies512---
Music Management2----
Music Performance, General30----
Music Theory and Composition746--5
Music, Other3----
Playwriting and Screenwriting43---
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology24----
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism1----
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management-0---
Category total253110--5
Grand total3,8022,797318229
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined7665
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, Committee 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 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/29/2001 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level(!)1/1/1953 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate programs offered outside schools of public health(!)6/6/2013 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College 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
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations341624
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations341624
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault300
Motor vehicle theft001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault200
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 Year20102009
Default rate6.2%4.4%
Number in default316204
Number in repayment5,0394,600
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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