Online Education: DeVry University


DeVry University was founded in 1931 in Chicago as DeForest Training School and has gone through a number of name changes since then. Along the way, DeVry has acquired several other colleges and programs including the Chamberlain College of Nursing, a St. Louis school which dates back to 1889.

online educationHeadquartered in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, the publicly-held for-profit university offers both online and on location courses leading to associates, bachelors and masters degrees in a wide variety of disciplines and is regionally accredited through The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. DeVry, in fact, operates several other colleges and universities which have gone through their own accreditation processes including the following schools:

Ross University – Founded in 1978 with administrative offices in North Brunswick, New Jersey, Ross is a provider of veterinary and medical education with campuses in Dominica (medical), St. Kitts (veterinary) and the Grand Bahamas (clinical education center). Ross U. was acquired by DeVry in 2003.

Western Career College – With eight campuses located in Northern California, WCC offers training programs in medical assisting, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, design drafting, pharmacy technology and more.

Apollo College – With nine campuses scattered across the western states, Apollo College offers degrees in medical, veterinary, dental, health & fitness/massage. Apollo College and Western Career College are part of the U.S. Education Corp., a DeVry company. Apollo College is not related to the Apollo Group which operates the University of Phoenix.

Becker Professional Education – Formerly called Becker Professional Review, Becker offers professional education serving the accounting, finance and project management professions. Becker courses help students with the CPA Exam Review, Review for the CFA(R) Exams, PMP(R) Exam Review and Continuing Professional Education programs.

Chamberlain College of Nursing – Formerly best-known as the Deaconess College of Nursing until 2006 when DeVry changed the school’s name and expanded its program, Chamberlain is known for offering online Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) degree completion programs for Registered Nurses. The school also offers an LPN to RN bridge program, Associate Level in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing program among other coursework.

As a leader in online education, DeVry is also involved in educating high school students through its Advanced Academics, Inc. business. AA reaches out to schools to partner with students in grades 7-12, by offering coursework to help them succeed. On the college level, DeVry claims some 65,000 enrolled students which makes DeVry one of the largest programs of higher education in the United States.

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