DePaul University

DePaul University

DePaul University is a private institution of higher education and research, situated in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded by the Vincentians in the year 1898. The university is named after the 17th century French priest, Saint Vincent de Paul. US News & World Report has listed DePaul's service learning program at the top of the "America's Best Colleges" rankings since 2004.

DePaul has two campuses located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and the downtown Loop area. The university also has suburban campuses in Naperville, Oak Forest, O'Hare and Rolling Meadows. It offers a variety of degrees and programs through its nine colleges and schools.

  • College of Commerce
  • College of Communication
  • College of Computing and Digital Media
  • College of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • School of Education
  • School of Music
  • School for New Learning
  • The Theatre School

DePaul's sports teams are nicknamed Blue Demons.

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Contacting DePaul

DePaul University
55 E Jackson
Chicago , IL 60604
General Phone: (312) 362-8000

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DePaul Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management1,571business management, electronic commerce, business administration, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, organizational behavior, MIS, ...
Liberal Arts980American studies, East Asian studies, Latin American studies, African-American studies, women's studies, minority and gender studies, German language, French language, Italian language, ...
Education and Teaching771multilingual education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, social foundations of education, special ed, education of emotionally disturbed, education of learning disabled, elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, ...
Computer Science and Engineering722computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, computer applications programming, information science, systems analyst, computer science, web design, computer graphics, ...
Media353communication studies, media studies, radio and television, public relations and advertising
Law317law, health tax, tax law, legal research
Therapy and Counseling263psychology, clinical psychology, community psychology, child psychology, experimental psychology, organizational psychology, educational psychology, art therapy
Family and Social Work175human services, community organization, public administration, public policy analysis, social work
Science103biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Music98music performance, music theory and composition, music management, jazz, various music studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine71registered nursing, nursing administration, adult health nursing, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, nursing science, pediatric nursing
Religion and Philosophy61philosophy, religion, Islamic studies, Jewish studies
Drama and Performing Arts59drama, theatre design, playwriting and screenwriting, theater history and criticism, acting, directing, theatre arts management, stagecraft
Fine Arts56art history and criticism
Mathematics42mathematics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, applied mathematics courses, statistics, mathematics and computer science
Real Estate and Construction Management29real estate
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Medical Administration1health care administration, health and medical administrative
Medical Support and Technology1clinical lab tech
Art Studies0art studies, arts management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education

Number of programs and degrees for DePaul in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,910101
Post-master's certificate98
Master's degree2,41796
Doctor's degree258
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years92
First-professional degree3071

DePaul Student Body

In 2007-2008, DePaul had a total enrollment of 23,401 students (18,915 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 62%
Graduate 34%
First Professional 4%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 9%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 19%
20-21 21%
22-24 19%
25-29 19%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York1%

DePaul Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 20 %

DePaul Room and Board (2007)

DePaul offers campus housing for 2,750 of its 18,915 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Chicago, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

DePaul Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 25,490
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 25,490
Room and board $ 10,240
Books and supplies $ 975
Other expenses $ 2,425

Financial Aid:
DePaul participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 167100)

DePaul Faculty

DePaul has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track97127
Non-tenured and not on tenure track9885

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year8$186,1345$129,325
Associate professorcalendar year8$91,35114$99,592
Assistant professorcalendar year1*9$79,224
Instructorcalendar year2*1*
All faculty totalcalendar year19$126,61929$96,931

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year121$123,00467$108,323
Associate professoracademic year174$88,957121$80,560
Assistant professoracademic year130$67,638141$63,428
Instructoracademic year49$68,74848$58,108
All faculty totalacademic year474$89,712377$76,228

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

DePaul Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Big East Conference
Track Conference USA

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports365591

DePaul Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business/Managerial Economics
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Organizational Behavior Studies

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Drama And Performing Arts
Directing and Theatrical Production
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Playwriting and Screenwriting
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Computer Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Specific Learning Disabilities
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
Geography Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Science Teacher Education
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Human Services, General
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Health Law (LLM, MJ, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Tax Law/Taxation (LLM, JSD/SJD)

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Creative Writing
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs
Women's Studies

Applied Mathematics
Applied Mathematics, Other
Computational Mathematics
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Management and Merchandising
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Family Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing Science (MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Islamic Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Art Therapy/Therapist
Clinical Psychology
Community Psychology
Developmental and Child Psychology
Educational Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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