DeVry University

DeVry University, founded in 1931, is a university system with more than 90 campuses scattered around the United States and Canada, including an online campus with students from all over the world. The university is a for-profit institution and is the parent organization of other academic institutions like the Keller School of Graduate Management, Chamberlain College of Nursing, and the Becker Professional Review.

Being such a large university system, DeVry University currently has over 80,000 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, and has seen issued diplomas to more 237,000 graduates since 1975.

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DeVry University offers associate, bachelors, and master’s degree programs administered by their 5 colleges – Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology. Note though that while each college offers a pretty comprehensive list of degree programs, each of the 90 locations of the university have its own set of offerings, with some having more limited offerings than others. It is recommended that you check the specific program listing for the location you are interested in attending to make sure that your educational needs will be met.

The good news is that even if the degree program you are interested in entering is not available in the location nearest you, you can still pursue your studies ny signing up for via DeVry’s online programs. Almost all of the degree programs offered by DeVry’s 5 colleges are also offered as online degree programs, ensuring that location never becomes an issue. Some of the online degree programs you can pursue at DeVry include undergraduate and graduate programs in Accounting and in Business Administration, Network Systems Administration, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, Health Administration, Communications, Education, and Multimedia Design.

Tuition at DeVry is assessed on a per-semester, per-credit basis, with two different rate categories: hours 1-11 and hours 12 and above. For undergraduate programs, tuition rate for hours 1-11 is $597/credit hour, while tuition rate for hours 12 and above is much lower at $360/credit hour. Note that this tuition rates do not include miscellanous fees such as insurance charges, textbook and equipment charges (varies for on-site and online students), etc. For a more detailed breakdown of the actual cost of education at DeVry for the upcoming semester, it is best to contact the university’s admissions department.
Tuition rates for graduate programs are even higher ranging from $1,400 to $2,255 per three-semester-credit hour course, depending on the program you are enrolled at. Again, this does not include miscellaneous fees.

To help defray the cost of education, DeVry University offers financial aid in the form of scholarships, payment plans (i.e. instalment plans, tuition reimbursement, employer billing), and loans. Grants and state-funded programs, including military discounts, are supported and honored by the university.

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DeVry University, including its Keller Graduate School of Management, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC/NCA). It has also received programmatic accreditation for some of its programs including the Baccalaureate in Biomedical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Associate in Health Information Technology, and in Technical Management with Health Information Management Specialty. Note that this programmatic accreditation again varies per location.