Enrollment Management > Enrollment Matters > Report Examines How Innovative New Programs Impact DePaul’s Enrollment Portfolio
By Lauren Kriz /
March 22, 2016 /
Posted in: Institutional Research /
The Enrollment in New Program Offerings Report, released in Dec. 2015, examines the ways in which new program enrollment impacts total enrollment at both the university and college level. The report looks at new programs introduced since 2004 and the initial enrollment outcomes.
EMM is committed to supporting new program development to help the university reach its enrollment targets. In addition to reporting after programs launch, EMM provides market research to explore the viability of new program offerings before they are introduced.
Report HighlightsEighteen new programs enrolled their first class this year—six undergraduate programs, 11 graduate programs and one professional program. These programs enrolled a total of 84 students.
The proportion of undergraduate students enrolling in new programs is up from 6.1 percent in 2008 to 8 percent in 2015. Students in new programs also account for 8 percent of graduate enrollment, a level that has remained consistent since 2012.
What Constitutes a “New Program”?This report defines a new program as an academic plan that began enrolling students within the last five years. In this context, academic plan includes more than just major. For example, concentrations and new degree types are included; however, renamed programs, new combined bachelor’s/master’s programs, new delivery methods, and new academic subplans are not included in the total numbers.
A new program may have started before the fall term. For consistency, each new program is reported during the first fall term that occurs after the program began enrolling students.
The Enrollment in New Program Offerings Report is available on IRMA’s
website under Regular Reports. Contact
Jasmine Ahmad, research associate for IRMA, if you are unable to access the Regular Reports section or with additional questions.