DeVry University

Overview

DeVry University is a member of DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, and Ross University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business, health care and technology. DeVry’s institutions serve students in secondary through postsecondary education and professionals in accounting and finance.

The university’s five colleges are focused on today’s relevant areas of study, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and specializations covering 34 career fields. The Keller Graduate School of Management offers programs in 16 areas of concentration at more than 90 locations as well as online.

History

The university began in 1931 when Dr. Herman DeVry pioneered an innovative curriculum that enabled working adults to obtain an education grounded in employer needs. The university celebrated its 80th anniversary in March 2011. DeVry University is one of the largest, private-sector universities in North America, with nearly 93,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada.

Accreditation

DeVry University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation.

The HLC is one of six regional groups that accredit U.S. colleges and universities at the institutional level. It is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and approves approximately one-third of U.S. regionally accredited public and private institutions.

Academics

DeVry University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels.

At the associate level, only accounting is offered. At the bachelor’s level, DeVry offers four degree programs: accounting, business administration, management and technical management. Five master’s degree programs—business administration, accounting and financial management, human resource management, project management and public administration—are available.

Admissions

Prospective students can begin the admissions process to DeVry by completing an online application. Students must also submit past academic transcripts. After reviewing the application, a DeVry University admissions representative will contact the student to set up an informational interview.

Student Resources

DeVry University provides career planning services for all students before and after graduation. Since 1975, 258,361 undergraduate students have completed their degrees at DeVry University. Of alumni in the active job market, 90 percent were employed in career-related positions within six months of graduation.

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