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Transfer Enrollment

DePaul welcomed 1,394 new undergraduate transfer students in fall 2015, a 14 percent decrease from 2015. Transfers account for 34 percent of new degree-seeking undergraduates entering in the fall. 

The three largest colleges for transfer enrollment—Driehaus College of Business, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and College of Computing and Digital Media—together enroll 60 percent oftransfers. 

Transfers remain an important component of DePaul's enrollment profile. Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, DePaul enrolled a total of 2,445 transfer students compared with 2,562 freshmen.

Fall 2016 Transfer Enrollment by College
College Students
Driehaus College of Business 351
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 254
College of Computing and Digital Media 234
College of Science and Health 179
School for New Learning
College of Communication
College of Education
The Theatre School
School of Music

By Gender, Ethnicity and International Status

Over half of all new transfers are male (55 percent) in 2016, compared with 52 percent in 2012. Forty-four percent of new transfers are students of color, compared with 38 percent of new freshmen. DePaul transfers include: 
  • 293 Hispanic/Latino students (21 percent) 
  • 139 African-American students (10 percent) 
  • 131 Asian students (9 percent) 
  • 68 students from other/unreported backgrounds (5 percent) 
  • 43 students from multiracial/non-Hispanic backgrounds (3 percent) 
  • 2 American Indian/Alaska Native (<1 percent) 
  • 4 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students (<1 percent) 
  • 641 Caucasian students (46 percent) 
In addition, 73 transfers are international students (on F1 and J1 visas), accounting for 5 percent of the new transfer class. 

By Geography 

DePaul remains a top destination for transfer students in Illinois. Illinois community colleges are the leading source of new transfer students, accounting for 60 percent of all transfers in fall 2016. A smaller percentage come from Illinois' private institutions (6 percent) and public universities (6 percent). In addition, 26 percent transferred from out-of-state institutions and 2 percent are from other types of institutions. 

By Age 

Sixty-nine percent of transfers are under 24, 17 percent are 24-29 years of age and 14 percent are 30 or older. SNL enrolls 40 percent of all new transfer adults (24 and older) and 63 percent of those who are 30 years of age or older.