DeVry University

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DeVry University is a private institution that is dedicated to providing career-oriented education to prepare you to be successful in your career. Since 1975, over 90 percent of DeVry University graduates obtained positions in their career field within 6 months after graduation. DeVry offers flexible and convenient education online or at over 90 campus locations. The learning environment is student-focused with small classes to promote active learning experiences and to give individual attention. The programs and curricula are based on a relevant, real-world design with knowledgeable instructors. These successful professionals apply their experiences directly to the classroom. Tuition at DeVry is very affordable and Student Finance Advisors work with to help you finance your education.

DeVry University

As of 2001, five of Devry University’s campuses ranked within the top 10 distributors of bachelor degree in information technology graduates in the nation.

Herman A. DeVry established DeVry University in Chicago in 1931 as the DeForest Training School named after Lee DeForest, a friend and colleague of DeVry. The school was first founded to prepare students for technical jobs in radio, television, electronics, and motion pictures. In the 1940s, it served to educate Army Air Corps instructors during WWII. In 1953, the name was changed to DeVry Technical Institute. The Bell and Howell Education Group acquired the institute in 1966. The name was changed to DeVry Inc. in 1987, and changed again to DeVry University in 2002.

The headquarters for Devry University is located in Oakbrook, Illinois. There are over 90 locations in 26 states and one location in Canada.


DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Schools of Education

The College of Business and Management prepares you to be successful and efficiently handle the challenges in today’s dynamic, competitive business environment. The degree programs focus on theory and its applications and incorporate input from the business world into curricula.

The College of Engineering and Information Sciences provides students with the latest technology-based education. The degree programs focus on innovation and useful applications and provide curricula that are career-oriented and partnered with laboratory tasks to promote collaborative learning.

The College of Health Sciences prepares students for careers in the highly in-demand healthcare field. Instruction is based on knowledge, hands-on technical training, and practical application of methods and theories to real-world health care issues.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences provides career-oriented master degree programs in educational technology and educational management that prepare you for success in your career. The curricula combine information technology principles and feedback from professional education geared toward your success. The programs focus on theory and its application into practice. The programs provide inspiring learning experiences from case studies and empirical real-world projects.

The College of Media Arts and Technology provides instruction for students to gain marketable career skills in the fast-moving, technology-based field. The programs help students obtain digital imaging skills, abilities to visualize concepts, refined design sensibilities, technical application, and problem-solving skills.

The Keller Graduate School of Management helps you reach your career goals by providing master degree programs in today’s fastest growing career fields such as business administration, accounting and finance, project management, and public administration. Through industry-current curricula, you will develop and enhance the essential skills to be successful in professional leadership positions.

Scholarships Offered

DeVry offers a wide variety of scholarships such as Cisco/CompTIA Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, DeVry High School Scholarship, Presidential Scholarship, Banco Popular Scholarship, Transfer Scholarship, The Geek Squad® Services Scholarship (for Electronics and Computer Technology) and the Veteran’s Appreciation Grant.

Financing Options

DeVry University offers many financing options. The federal programs are: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National SMART Grant, Federal Stafford Loan (subsidized and unsubsidized), Federal PLUS Loan, and Federal Perkins Loan. DeVry also participates in the Military Service Grant Program and DeVry Grant for Surviving Dependents of Rescue Workers, Civil Servants & Military Personnel. DeVry can help students who have used all of their other financial aid options through The New DeVry Loan Program for Undergraduate Students. DeVry also offers payment plans, tuition reimbursement from employers, Delayed Deferral Plan, and employer billing.

Credit Earning Options

DeVry allows a maximum of 80 credit hours awarded for lower-division or community college classes. All classes are subject to specific requirements for each designated program. You may also earn non-traditional credit from previous work and/or military experience, and Defense Activity for Non-traditional Education Support (DANTES) and College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) examinations.