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Transfer Enrollment

A total of 1,272 transfer students enrolled in fall 2018, an increase of 2 percent from 2017. This increase comes after two years of declining transfer enrollment and was due primarily to a 12 percent increase in adult transfer students (24 years of age and older). Enrolling in fall 2018 were 925 traditional-age transfer students (under 24 years of age) and 347 adult transfer students, compared with 932 and 311, respectively, in 2017.

The three largest colleges for total new transfer enrollment—Driehaus College of Business, College of Computing and Digital Media  and  College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences—together enrolled 66 percent of transfers.  Forty-two percent of new transfers entered DePaul with sophomore status, and 39 percent with junior status. Eighty-seven percent of new transfers are full-time, compared with 91 percent in 2017. 

Transfer students remain an important component of DePaul's enrollment profile. Throughout the 2017-18academic year, DePaul enrolled a total of 1,933 transfer students and 2,491 freshmen.

Fall 2018 Transfer Enrollment by College
College Students
Driehaus College of Business 384
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences 173
College of Computing and Digital Media 277
College of Science and Health 150
College of Communication
School for New Learning
College of Education
School of Music
The Theatre School

 By Gender, Ethnicity and International Status

Over half of all new transfers are male (53 percent) in 2017, compared with 51 percent in 2013. Forty-eight percent of new transfers are students of color, compared with 43 percent of new freshmen. DePaul transfers include: 
  • 300 Hispanic/Latino students (24 percent) 
  • 153 Asian students (12 percent) 
  • 133 African-American students (10 percent) 
  • 30 students from other/unreported backgrounds (2 percent) 
  • 60 students from multiracial/non-Hispanic backgrounds (5 percent) 
  • 3 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander students (<1 percent) 
  • 5 American Indian/Alaska Native (<1 percent) 
  • 543 Caucasian students (52 percent) 
In addition, 45 transfers are international students (on F1 and J1 visas), accounting for 4 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 62 percent of all transfers in fall 2018. A smaller percentage come from Illinois' private institutions (7 percent) and public universities (4 percent). In addition, 25 percent transferred from out-of-state institutions. 

By Age 

Seventy-three percent of transfers are under 24, 17 percent are 24-29 years of age and 10 percent are 30 or older.
  • Enrollment Summary 2018

    College of DuPage, Oakton, Harper and Harold Washington together account for one-third of new transfers in 2018.

    For more enrollment-related information, download the Enrollment Summary, a comprehensive guide to our fall enrollment.