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Diversity

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 22,769 students enrolled at DePaul this fall, 8,544 (or 38 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 38 percent of the total enrollment in fall 2017. The university enrolled 2,115 African-American students (9.3 percent); 3,585 Hispanic/Latino students (15.7 percent); 2,065 Asian students (9.1 percent); 722 multiracial/non-Hispanic students (3.2 percent); 36 Pacific Islanders (0.2 percent) and 21 Native Americans (0.1 percent).
  • Students of color account for 41 percent of undergraduate enrollment, 32 percent of graduate enrollment and 26 percent of law enrollment.
  • Minority race/ethnicity breakout for the 2017 freshman class is: 21 percent Hispanic/Latino, 7 percent African-American, 10 percent Asian and 4 percent multiracial/non-Hispanic. Students of color comprise 43 percent of the class. 
  • Fifty-three percent of DePaul's 2017-2018 student body is female. Females also accounted for 56 percent of the freshman class in fall 2017. 
  • DePaul employed 916 full-time faculty members for the 2017-2018 academic year. Of those, 46 percent are female. 
  • Diversity MBA magazine ranked DePaul 20th in its 2015 Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work national survey.
  • INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine named DePaul, for the second time, a recipient of the 2015 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.
  • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine’s “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics,” released in May 2011, ranked DePaul No. 53 for awarding 30 doctoral degrees, No. 63 for awarding 2,648 master’s degrees and No. 73 for awarding 3,324 bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics among the nation’s top 100 four-year colleges to award these degrees in 2010.
  • 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.
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