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An EM source featuring the latest enrollment news from DePaul University
EMM’s University Marketing launched another highly visible flight of the acclaimed
“Here, We Do.” brand awareness... read more
A new portal in Blue Demon Domain is demystifying financial aid, leveraging technology to simplify this important process for newly admitted... read more
Building off a positive fall quarter, DePaul delivered strong winter quarter outcomes by enrolling 21,953 students, almost 2 percent more... read more
Isabel Grandy always knew that science would be in her future, but where it would lead her and how she would get there, she is just... read more
Behind the thousands of degrees that DePaul awards each year is the degree conferral process, overseen by EMM’s Office of the University... read more
EMM’s Office of Undergraduate Admission made significant changes recently to DePaul’s Admitted Student Preview Days. These events drew over... read more
This past fall, the DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) introduced a new marketing initiative featuring promotional brochures... read more
For DePaul transfer students, the Joan Wish Welcome Center in the Loop was the place to be Oct. 15-19, 2018. EMM’s Office of Transfer... read more
DePaul enrolled 20,362 students this spring, surpassing the budgeted target by 570 students and generating a spring quarter university... read more
EMM’s Center for Access and Attainment (CAA) has been leading efforts to spread awareness about actuarial careers to underserved high... read more
It’s spring break, and seventeen DePaul students and two staff members are getting ready to board a flight to London. For some of these... read more
Registering for Premiere orientation just got easier for incoming DePaul students
with a new process that went live in early... read more
Many processes demand a student’s attention during their first few weeks of joining DePaul. With so many tasks they need to complete and... read more
DePaul built on positive fall quarter outcomes by enrolling 21,953 students this winter, almost 3 percent more than the budgeted... read more
Web marketing is critical to meeting the university’s enrollment goals, with DePaul’s website the primary source for generating prospective... read more
Survey research on student perceptions of their experience at DePaul is an important part of the work done in EMM’s Institutional Research... read more
More than 50 prospective transfer students gathered on the Loop Campus for an immersive visit day on Jan. 10, 2018. The occasion was the... read more
The Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network has been providing valuable opportunities since the ‘90s for DePaul students to make... read more
A university record 60.2 percent of freshman who enrolled at DePaul in fall 2013 graduated in four years, according to the recently released... read more
In recent years, the number of high school graduates in the Midwest has declined. At the same time, Illinois has been exporting high school... read more
A campus visit is often the most important factor influencing a student's college choice. But not all prospective students are able to... read more
Technological innovations have changed how universities interact with prospective students.
Today’s potential enrollees... read more
DePaul is the number one private university destination for transfers in the state of Illinois and a recognized leader in transfer student... read more
Career outcomes for DePaul's undergraduate and graduate students remain strong, according to a recent report from EMM’s Career Center.... read more
In an era of constrained budgets, it is critical that enrollment meets the goals set forth in the university’s SRAC process. By registering... read more
With the Higher Education Act reauthorization up for consideration and potential federal cuts on the table, communication with policymakers... read more
DePaul’s recent website accessibility enhancements are helping to ensure that web content is accessible to a wide range of people with... read more
Although summer registration represents a relatively small proportion of the enrollment activity over any given year at DePaul, it still... read more
DePaul recently won three national awards for achievement in education marketing and advertising. The 32nd Annual Educational Advertising... read more
Intensifying competition requires innovative responses for DePaul to retain its position as a top transfer institution. A recently... read more
For the first time in DePaul’s history, the university earned a no-findings result on the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)... read more
DePaul enrolled 20,883 students this spring, generating a spring quarter university record $193.7 million in gross tuition revenue. ... read more
Darryl Arrington assumed leadership of the Center for Access and Attainment (CAA) within EMM in January 2017. Arrington will serve as... read more
Last year, the U.S. Department of Education announced that students would be able to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid... read more
DePaul’s Internship Plu$ program was highlighted in a December Chicago Tribune article on college career services as a successful... read more
August 2016 marked the 10-year anniversary of the Accelerated Transfer Admission (ATA) events created and facilitated by EMM’s Office of... read more
DePaul’s winter enrollment of 22,269 students generated a winter-quarter record $219.4 million in tuition revenue, only $64,000 less than... read more
External factors such as demographic changes and uncertainty with the state government budget have created greater uncertainty in the higher... read more
When a student defaults on their federal loans after they leave DePaul, the university’s default rate increases. Default rates help... read more
Submitting proof-of-immunization records is required by state law, not by DePaul, yet students are blocked from future course... read more
More than ever, students are seeking value from their educational experiences. With the rising costs of higher education, it’s natural to... read more
The professionals in EMM’s Enrollment Services (which includes the offices of the Registrar, Financial Aid and DePaul Central) work directly... read more
The sheer volume of information that prospective students review during the college admission process can make it hard to distinguish one... read more
DePaul graduates from the class of 2015 have one of the best career outcome rates in university history, according to a recently released... read more
These days, we can access information from almost any place at any time with any device—from your home desktop, with your phone on the... read more
DePaul made news when it implemented a test-optional admission pilot program in 2012. After four years of collecting data and... read more
DePaul’s spring enrollment of 21,076 students exceeded the budgeted target by 2 percent while generating $190.5 million in gross tuition... read more
“Why can’t I see the grades if I’m paying the bill?” That’s been a regular question—and point of contention—faced by DePaul Central... read more
DePaul’s commitment to its community college partners and transfer student population was nationally recognized with its selection as an... read more
DePaul’s reputation as an innovative institution is demonstrated by its ability to create academic programs that respond to a rapidly changing marketplace. How do these programs impact enrollment at DePaul? A recently released report from EMM’s Institutional Research and Market Analytics (IRMA) offers some insight.
DePaul’s winter enrollment of 22,661 students surpasses the university’s budget target, generating a winter-quarter record $215.9 million in tuition revenue.
Racial and ethnic diversity has long been an important enrollment outcome at DePaul. Strategies to achieve that diversity have never paid off like they did this fall, when DePaul set numerous diversity records across nearly every student segment.
The U.S. Senate reversed course in December and agreed to extend the Perkins Loan program for two more years. The extension is being positioned as a “managed shutdown” of the country’s oldest federal student-loan program. When Perkins winds down, what will be the impact on DePaul?
The DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP), a pre-transfer preparation program for students who choose to begin their undergraduate... read more
If asked in the elevator, could you describe DePaul’s distinctiveness in just a few words? EMM’s Marketing Strategy and Branding team... read more
Over the summer, the Career Center remodeled its office on the Lincoln Park Campus. The updates, designed to increase student engagement with the university’s career advisory services and programs, are making an impression.
Fall enrollment sets the stage for DePaul’s annual fiscal performance. By surpassing enrollment targets and generating a university record in tuition revenue this fall, DePaul is in a strong position for the 2015-16 academic year.
The U.S. Department of Education recently released its College Scorecard website, an interactive online resource designed to make federal data more accessible for students and families to compare the affordability and quality of colleges and universities across the nation. So how does DePaul measure up on the scorecard?
As part of an ongoing effort to introduce and improve course scheduling analytics, EMM recently undertook a project to "reverse engineer" the DePaul University Catalog to better understand the systemic implications of changing course offerings and program requirements.
EMM’s Enrollment Systems and Operations is in the process of installing and implementing Slate, a best-in-class CRM solution, this year. Facing a longer recruitment cycle and a more complex and competitive environment, Slate will allow DePaul to respond to the pressing need to more strategically segment, sequence and sustain its communications with prospective students.
DePaul’s Student Support Services (SSS) program is widely recognized for the successful outcomes of its program participants. That reputation was affirmed this summer when the U.S. Department of Education awarded DePaul a near-perfect score on its grant application and renewed the university’s SSS funding for five years.
Enrollment in teacher-prep programs has dropped significantly over the past several years. While causes of the decrease are varied and many, the effect is increased pressure on colleges of education—including DePaul’s—to develop strategies to mitigate the enrollment shortfall. A new partnership with a local nonprofit is one way DePaul is addressing the challenge.
With the start of fall quarter still a few months away, it’s too early to know precisely how enrollment will look in September. Early indications, however, provide optimism for a strong freshman class at DePaul.
EMM’s Career Center’s annual Career Outcomes report gives the most comprehensive look yet into the employment and graduate school outcomes for 2014 graduates. And for the first time, DePaul’s use of new standards and protocols allows bachelor’s degree outcomes to be benchmarked with institutions across the nation.
The cost of college is among the top challenges facing students and higher education institutions across the country. The DePaul Scholarship Fair, hosted by EMM’s Office of Financial Aid, introduced students to one of the many ways DePaul is helping make a college education more affordable, the DePaul Scholarship Connect online tool.
DePaul has become a leading institution in making international education experiences more accessible to students. Part of this effort has been through EMM’s TRIO McNair Scholars and Arnold L. Mitchem Fellows programs which provide academic support for low-income, first generation and minority students preparing for doctoral studies and faculty careers.
DePaul’s spring enrollment of 21,224 students exceeded the budgeted target by 3 percent while generating $183.6 million in gross tuition revenue, a university record for spring quarter.
DePaul’s new transfer students have consistently strong retention and graduation outcomes, and the recently released outcomes data confirm this.
EMM’s Institutional Research and Market Analytics (IRMA), using data from the National Student Clearinghouse, recently released a comprehensive report to answer those questions about students who apply to but do not enroll at DePaul.
The Student Employment team within EMM’s Career Center held its annual celebration of student employees during National Student Employment Week April 13-17, hosting activities and professional development workshops that highlight the importance of student employment at DePaul.
Start-Up Alley, a new feature at the Career Center’s annual Winter Internship Fair on Feb. 13, gave DePaul students the opportunity to network and interview with Chicago start-ups looking for highly qualified interns.
DePaul’s winter enrollment of 22,783 students surpasses the university’s budget target, generating a winter-quarter record $208.7 million in tuition revenue.
DePaul’s in-depth longitudinal research of student retention and graduation trends has revealed—and continues to confirm—how critical first-year academic performance is to a student staying at DePaul and graduating on time.
Rates for first-year retention, four-year graduation and six-year graduation at DePaul have been consistently strong in recent years, but new data reported by EMM’s Institutional Research and Market Analytics demonstrate they reached new heights in 2014: all rates are the highest in DePaul’s history.
Undergraduate Admission hosted the annual Counselor Visit Day for Chicago-area high school counselors on Dec. 5. Forty-seven counselors from more than 30 high schools and nonprofit organizations visited the Lincoln Park Campus to learn more about DePaul, and the College of Education and Digital Cinema academic programs in particular.
DePaul recently joined nearly 600 higher education institutions across the nation in a project known as the Student Achievement Measure, or SAM. SAM is an alternative to the federal graduation rate and is a more accurate representation of outcomes for students seeking associate and bachelor’s degrees.
The Community Outreach team within EMM’s Center for Access and Attainment was recently awarded a grant from the Vincentian Endowment Fund to establish a pathway to DePaul for males of color from Chicago through its partnership with the Male Initiative Project, a school-based mentoring program for African-American and Latino males from Chicago public and Catholic schools.
DePaul’s University Internship Program has designed an innovative program to help LAS and CSH students explore career interests through a hands-on employer shadow experience called the Professional Exploration Program.
An attention-grabbing new advertising campaign has staked DePaul’s claim as the premier Chicago area education provider in the field of data science.
Two EMM departments, Institutional Research and Market Analytics and University Marketing Communications, collaborated recently to produce a set of infographics displaying the characteristics of incoming freshman and transfer students.
A first-ever cross-disciplinary meeting of community college and DePaul faculty was convened in September on the Lincoln Park Campus, bringing together 75 faculty members dedicated to supporting transfer students as they transition to DePaul.
EMM's Employer Relations team hosted a day-long campus visit from DreamWorks Animation in late September. This group has been working with the animation leader to forge a pipeline for placing talented CDM students and graduates into challenging internships and entry-level roles at DreamWorks.
The federally funded college access and success programs collectively known as TRIO celebrated their 50th anniversary this summer. Over the past 17 years, DePaul has successfully competed for and maintained two TRIO programs—housed in EMM’s Center for Access and Attainment—and together they have served more than 2,000 low-income and first-generation students.
The annual Fall Job and Internship Fair, one of the signature events hosted by EMM’s Career Center, was expanded to two days, bringing a record 131 companies and over 1,100 job seekers to DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus on Oct. 9-10.
DePaul exceeds expectations this fall by enrolling 23,799 students. Enrollment tops the budgeted target by 1.2 percent with tuition revenue $2.8 million above the goal and $4.5 million more than last year.
DePaul is attracting more high-performing students than ever as demonstrated by successive years of record enrollment in the University Honors Program, including an all-time high of 260 students this fall.
Academic program development in targeted disciplines was a key reason the Alliance for Health Sciences formed with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in October 2012. This summer, academic program development goals for the alliance were achieved with the approval of several new curricular tracks.
BlueStar in Campus Connect, DePaul’s new online system that supports academic success, launched campus-wide this fall. Over the past year, EM&M’s Student Records, along with Information Services, has led the technology-side of the BlueStar implementation.
New onsite graduate programs are bringing DePaul through the door at some of the area’s most prominent employers. This summer, two corporate onsite cohorts began resulting in 70 new graduate students and $3.2 million in revenue over the duration of the program.
A grant from the McGowan Charitable Fund enabled EMM’s Center for Access and Attainment to reach more than 1,500 International Baccalaureate (IB) students, teachers and administrators within Chicago Public Schools, building on DePaul’s more than decade-long partnership with the IB organization and Chicago schools.