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DePaul And Loyola Set Enrollment Records

12/25/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011


A slow economy hasn't put the damper on enrollment at DePaul University and Loyola University Chicago, which are reporting record enrollment figures for their fall terms.

DePaul is now the eighth-largest private university in the nation. The school says it serves 24,350 students, more than 700 over its previous high five years ago.

Of the 16,000 undergraduates, nearly 3,100 are freshmen. That's a new freshman class enrollment record for the university, which also saw large numbers of juniors and seniors transfer in this year.

One big factor driving up enrollment at many colleges across the nation: The children of baby boomers are now graduating from high school.

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