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Welcome, Employees of the City of Chicago

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“I enrolled because of the name and reputation of DePaul and the legacy of the program.”

Announcing a new educational partnership between the City of Chicago and DePaul University

DePaul University has always been proud to call Chicago home. Since DePaul was founded nearly 125 years ago, the city has enriched our classrooms, laboratories and cultural opportunities. In recognition of the university's long-standing partnership with the City of Chicago, DePaul is delighted to announce new educational benefits for full-time employees of the City of Chicago, including all city offices, departments and agencies.

Employees are eligible for a 25% tuition discount on nearly all 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, waived application fees, streamlined admission processes, and dedicated advisors for adult continuing education and professional students.

We are thrilled you are considering DePaul!

Why DePaul?

A premier academic reputation. Earn your degree from a university that U.S.News & World Report ranked as one of the “Best National Universities” and “Best Value Universities” in 2021. See how DePaul is highly regarded in many fields.

Options that fit your life. Whether you attend classes at our Lincoln Park and Loop campuses or complete your degree online, you’ll have the personal attention and resources to succeed.

A rich portfolio. Choose from among nearly 300 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations. If you are part of one of our on-site cohorts, your degree will be customized to your industry.  

Distinguished faculty. Learn from faculty members with exceptional academic, professional and research backgrounds who understand how to support working adults. You’ll gain hands-on experiences applying the latest theories and best practices in the workplace.

A network of successful alumni. There is a reason that Crain’s calls DePaul alumni “the backbone of Chicago business.” Become a member of DePaul’s alumni network, with more than 122,000 members in the Chicago area and 195,000 worldwide.

Find out more about cohorts forming now 

Full-time employees are invited to apply to cohort-style programs designed just for employees of DePaul's educational partners. Applications are now being accepted for these programs beginning in January 2022. 

  • MBA

  • Bachelor's degree completion