DeVry University is a private, for-profit institution of higher education that offers associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degree programs through its online campus and at its 95 campuses throughout the United States and Canada. For more than 80 years, DeVry University has sought to create educational programs that prepare students for the challenges they’ll face after they graduate. The university works with business leaders to develop its curricula.
The university’s main campus in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1996. It is also a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and certain campuses hold specialized accreditation from the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), and more.
DeVry University’s online programs include associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees in business and management, engineering and information science, health science, liberal arts, and media arts and technology. Included in the school’s academic portfolio are bachelor’s degrees in Web design and development, digital forensics, and management; and master’s degrees in electrical engineering, education, and business administration.
The admissions requirements vary by degree level and program. For example, a student must have a bachelor’s degree from a regional or nationally accredited college or university to be considered for admission. The game and simulation, management and technical management, and graduate programs in education, educational technology, and electrical engineering also have special admissions requirements.
Students of the university’s online courses have access to detailed course materials, the school’s virtual library, contact with instructors and other students through email, online document sharing, tutoring, and live lectures. The online course management system allows students to access all class notes, lectures, and chats from any time when they log in. DeVry University’s online programs allow students to complete their course work in their own time without the inconvenience of traveling to and from a campus.