DePaul ranked among top 100 colleges for Hispanics

May 3, 2011

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine has ranked DePaul University among the top 100 four-year colleges in the nation to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to Hispanics, based on a survey of 2010 graduation data.

DePaul was ranked No. 53 for awarding 308 doctoral degrees, No. 63 for awarding 2,648 master’s degrees and No. 73 for awarding 3,324 bachelor’s degrees to Hispanics last year among the top 100 four-year colleges in each category.

The magazine’s annual “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” ranking was released May 2.

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DePaul noted in numerous national higher education rankings

August 24, 2010

As the nation’s students begin heading back to class, a number of annual college rankings and surveys have been released that reflect the strong national reputation of DePaul University.

Among these is U.S. News & World Report which recognized DePaul as one of the top schools in the nation for service learning, in which community-based volunteer work is utilized as an instructional strategy.

Other academic rankings and reviews citing DePaul this summer include:

The 2011 edition of the Princeton Review’s “Best 373 Colleges” which recognized DePaul in three categories of “Great Schools for 15 of the Most Popular Undergraduate Majors”—accounting, finance and communication. Princeton Review also recognized DePaul as one of the top 20 “Great College Towns,” the only Illinois college or university receiving that distinction.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education which recognized DePaul for its diversity, citing it on five of its nine lists this year for the top 100 institutions that confer degrees to minority students. DePaul was among the top institutions for master’s degrees received by African-American, Asian-American, Native-American and Latino students. The university also was among the top 50 schools for conferring law degrees for all minority student groups combined.

The 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges which noted that “DePaul gets the nod…as the best Roman Catholic university in Chicago. DePaul’s Lincoln Park campus is like a Midwestern version of New York’s Greenwich Village or Upper West Side.” The guide also noted that, “Few universities have come so far, so fast.”

Sierra Magazine which ranked DePaul 57 out of 162 colleges and universities reviewed for its annual “Cool Schools” survey. The survey examines a wide range of sustainability efforts of schools across the nation.

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Undergraduate Business Program at DePaul ranked among top 50

March 5, 2010

DePaul University’s College of Commerce has leaped into the top 50 in the BusinessWeek‘s 2010 survey of undergraduate business programs, landing at No. 40 in the national rankings.

“We have been working diligently to enhance academic quality and this ranking is external validation of the results of these efforts,” says Ray Whittington, dean of the College of Commerce. “It’s so gratifying to earn recognition for the excellence of our faculty and career services from students surveyed.”

The rankings are based on surveys of seniors majoring in business and job recruiters, as well as extensive information supplied by business school administrators on student academic achievement, program offerings and career outcomes at each institution.

DePaul received high marks from students.

“At DePaul, we are taught only by professors, not teaching assistants, and classes are very small,” wrote one student quoted by BusinessWeek. “Teaching is personalized and reflects real-world experience, and you can tell the professors truly care about your future in the professional world.”

Another wrote: “DePaul has this way of attracting fantastic firms for internships and job opportunities, and the opportunities help out a great deal in getting students started and obtaining experience in business… The advisors also go out of their way with getting you in the door of the business world, which is rare in any institution.”

Among Illinois university programs participating in the BusinessWeek survey, DePaul had the second highest standing. In total, 111 programs were ranked. To view the full rankings, visit

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