DePaul University

Chicago, IL 60604
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DePaul University is one of the eighty-two private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Illinois. The campus is located in an urban area, in Chicago.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 22,769 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 2,542 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 2,135 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 84%). Every year 71% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

DePaul University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $38,410, and fees were $600. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $38,410 and $600 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students22,769
Student to Faculty Ratio16:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate84%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 4
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - professional practice 2 16

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1925 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
10/07/2014 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
09/29/2001 - 07/02/2014
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
09/29/2001 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
01/01/1953 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$615/credit
In State Students$615/credit
Out of State Students$615/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$813/credit
In State Students$813/credit
Out of State Students$813/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $27,675 $27,675 $27,675
ADN 70 $43,050 $43,050 $43,050
BSN 125 $76,875 $76,875 $76,875
FNP 50 $40,650 $40,650 $40,650
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of DePaul University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 29% $4,194
Other Federal Grant 3% $3,479
State Grant & Scholarships 25% $4,340
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 94% $18,027
Federal Student Loans 58% $5,263
Private Loans 6% $18,237


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$25,782
$30,001 to $48,000$27,246
$48,001 to $75,000$28,646
$75,001 to $110,000$31,104
Over $110,000$35,376

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Illinois state board of nursing.
DePaul University
1 E Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

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