Admissions scandal in higher education

DePaul University
(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
You likely have read coverage of the unfolding investigation of college admissions fraud and may be concerned about whether it touches DePaul, as one of those who have been indicted has made donations to the university.

DePaul is among the many universities that received gifts from the college preparatory business at the center of the admissions fraud case. We have confirmed receiving gifts totaling $150,000 from Key Worldwide Foundation, managed by William Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network and the father of a DePaul student who graduated in 2017.

DePaul solicits a number of constituencies for gifts, including parents. Not unlike many parents, Mr. Singer made several contributions to DePaul. These gifts were made by the Key Worldwide Foundation in 2014, 2015 and 2016 while his son was a student. All were in support of helping students study abroad. 

To date, our review has not revealed any reason to believe these donations are connected to recent indictments.