In this paper, we describe initial results of a survey taken by freshman and first-year transfer students at DePaul University during the 2009-2010 academic year. While DePaul is unusual in offering a large number of technically-oriented degree programs and this information is prominent in promotional literature, no study of the impact of multiple degree programs on the recruitment of first-year students had been conducted. The results of this initial study show that while a large majority of students indicate that the number of degree programs is a positive factor for application and enrollment at DePaul, more important factors include the reputation of DePaul and the fact that DePaul is a liberal arts institution.
Settle, Amber and Friedman, Liz. (2009) An Initial Report on the Impact of Multiple Technical Degree Programs on Undergraduate Recruitment.