Background and History

DeVry University was founded in 1931 by Dr. Herman DeVry. Dr. DeVry originally started this Chicago-based technical training school for students in electronics, motion picture and radio. After much growth and a few name changes, DeVry University now offers over 80 campuses nationwide and one online program reaching the world. DeVry University's mission is to provide students with quality educational services for the many career-oriented programs offered. DeVry is also focused on career success by giving students a hands-on approach to learning and accelerated scheduling. Bachelor degrees at DeVry are in the areas of business administration, engineering, computer information systems, electronics engineering, game and simulation programming, network and communications, and technical management.

Accreditation and Job Placement

DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Higher Learning Commission is recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Financial aid is available for those who qualify. DeVry boasts a 91% job placement rate in the area of study for graduates within 6 months of earning their degree. This rate has been holding strong for the past 10 years. DeVry University also offers career services for career assessments, resume/cover letter assistance, interviewing, job search, and compensation/salary surveys.

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