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DePaul University has made becoming a model of diversity one of its top strategic goals.
- DePaul’s student profile continues to become more diverse. Of the 22,437 students enrolled at DePaul this fall, 8,750 (or 39 percent) are students of color – the highest in DePaul’s history.
- In keeping with DePaul's commitment to diversity and access to education, students of color (African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, multiracial/non-Hispanic, Native American and Pacific Islanders) account for 39 percent of the total enrollment in fall 2018. The university enrolled 2,072 African-American students (9.2 percent); 3,542 Hispanic/Latino students (15.8 percent); 2,105 Asian students (9.4 percent); 931 multiracial/non-Hispanic students (4.1 percent); 31 Pacific Islanders (0.1 percent) and 29 Native Americans (0.1 percent).
- Students of color account for 41.3 percent of undergraduate enrollment, 34.3 percent of graduate enrollment and 30.4 percent of law enrollment.
- Minority race/ethnicity breakout for the 2018 freshman class is: 21.63 percent Hispanic/Latino, 6.3 percent African-American, 9.4 percent Asian and 6.5 percent multiracial/non-Hispanic. Students of color comprise 40 percent of the class.
- 53.4 percent of DePaul's 2018-2019 student body is female. Females also accounted for 58.7 percent of the freshman class in fall 2018.
- DePaul employed 909 full-time faculty members for the 2018-2019 academic year. Of those, 46.5 percent are female.
- Diversity MBA magazine ranked DePaul 22nd in its 2018 50 out Front: Best Companies for Women & Diverse Managers to Work national survey.
- INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine named DePaul, for the third time, a recipient of the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.
- DePaul was named in numerous categories in the 2012 “Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees” by Diverse Issues In Higher Education magazine, including the top spot in two categories.
- The Hispanic Outlook on Education magazine's "Top 100 Colleges and Universities for Hispanics," released in August 2018 ranked DePaul No.99 for awarding 138 master's degrees, and No. 79 for awarding 640 bachelor's degrees to Hispanics among the nation's top 100 four-year colleges and universities to award these degrees in 2017.
- U.S. News & World Report 2011 guidebook recognized the College of Law as having one of the most diverse student bodies.
- The Princeton Review’s 2011 survey of the nation’s top 376 colleges ranked DePaul 15th nationally for having “lots of race/class interaction” and 11th for being located in a great college town.