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DeVry University

DeVry University is one of the most well known and successful alternative universities in the country. Most individuals have a knowledge of DeVry University from their commercials. The university offers both online and traditional learning opportunities with campuses in 26 states and Canada.

DeVry offers students the opportunity to take real-world focused classes from professors that have industry experience. Class sizes are generally smaller and more focused on the students than at traditional universities. Students have the option to take as many or as few classes to fit around their busy schedules. The school's online classes are taught with the same degree of professionalism as a traditional class but taking 1/3 of the time. Most students can graduate with a degree in three years. DeVry offers Associates, Bachelors and Masters degree programs in some of the most popular and well known fields.

Another drawback is that DeVry is accredited using the national system. This means that your credits will not transfer to a traditional university which uses a state system. DeVry does have some great features, but make sure you know all available information before enrolling.

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- Traditional campus and online learning opportunities
- Programs offered in 26 states and Canada
- Many degree programs
- Graduate programs available
- Financial aid available
- Good search and help features

- Expensive price
- Credits will not transfer to a traditional university

Most individuals think that pricing at alternative schools like DeVry is actually much lower than traditional universities, but in all actuality prices can be higher. Per credit prices vary depending on course of study but on average 1 credit will cost around $515. Most programs are at least 60 credits for a cost of well over $30,000, comparable to a degree earned at a 4-year university.

- $515-$530 for one credit (most degrees are at least 60 credits)
- Average cost for an education is $30,000
- Cost will vary depending on state

DeVry remains competitive because they offer dozens of the most popular degree programs. Whether pursuing an Associates, Bachelors or Masters, you're certain to find one of the following programs to fit your goals:
- Business Administration
- Human Resource Management
- Operations Management
- Sales & Marketing
- Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship
- Technical Communication
- Computer Information System
- Computer Forensics
- Database Management
- Web Development and Administration
- Technical Management
- Criminal Justice
- Health Information Management

By providing campus-based locations in 26 states and in Canada, DeVry is able to personally reach thousands of students. However, whether you have a DeVry in your local area or not, you can still attend classes conveniently online. Online education continues to grow in popularity, especially due to the flexibility it can provide working students.

- Professional Clubs and Organizations exist on campus
- Activities vary depending on campus

DeVry is one of the most professional universities in the country. They have a 90.2% student employment rate 6 months after graduation. The number of different campus degree programs is impressive. However, the price is pretty high given that DeVry is not accredited the same as traditional universities. For those seeking an alternative education check out DeVry University.

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Devry is way superior than community colleges. I been to different community colleges because of my change in job locations. Finally, ended up with Devry and the education is beyond my imagination. I was not expecting such a high level of education from Devry. It is not limited to reading a book and giving test. It is way beyond this traditional way. It has discussions, course project, assignments, chapters for reading every week and in the end there is a final test.

I am studying 10 times more than a community college. People who call it a diploma mill are naive and stupid. They don't know the reality. They might have done 1 or 2 easy classes in the beginning of a degree. But, classes get very tough as we progress further towards our degree. posted Feb 5th, 2017 8:27 pm

Yebeltal ashagrie


Thank you , it is nice of you to help me. posted Oct 6th, 2015 7:00 am

Yebeltal ashagrie


I want posted Oct 6th, 2015 6:55 am


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As a matter of fact, DeVry is REGIONALLY ACCREDITED. Similar to large universities across the country (e.g. University of Illinois). Every professor I had at DeVry was very interesting, educated, and active in what they were teaching. For instance, my criminal justice professor was a homicide investigator in Houston. He linked experience with every topic we went over. All my professors were working professionals. I would actually rather have that than some guy or lady that has been teaching for 20 years with a Ph.D. To be honest, it gets kind of boring and the professor builds a distance with a student when all they have been doing is teaching at a large research based university.

DeVry offers practical learning. Instead of writing a 10 page paper about human behavior you will write a 10 page paper about how you will deal with a crazy client in the future. Going to DeVry was like working for a great company. Not only do you learn the subject, you learn how to be a good student. Professors are very honest and forward. They literally tell you how to write, speak, read, even answer questions directly.

It build confidence and self-esteem when you have been interacting with well educated professionals. So the high cost is worth the one-on-one interaction. I am having a hard time choosing between many job offers now. Surprisingly, I feel ready to skip the corporate employee world and start my own business... Thanks to DeVry posted Feb 7th, 2014 10:26 pm

Zach Pryor

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Devry is definitely a real university. The time and effort needed to pass classes with a decent grade is no different then at a four year traditional school. They are not Harvard, but give a much better education then the three different community schools I attended when I was enlisted. The difference with Devry is that most of the school work, even in the on campus courses, is done online. This enables the adult who has to work and doesn't have the time during the day to sit through classes and have a constantly changing schedule like traditional college. I see at least one person per class drop because they can't handle the work load, and A's are earned by hard work and long hours at home. If I was a kid out of high school with no kids or need for a job, I would go for the traditional school route, but once in the real world, Devry is a great school. posted Jan 8th, 2014 6:17 am


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I can tell you for a fact that I'm a Devry graduate. I have a bachelors in Technical Management from the Austin campus. So, here are the facts. Devry is a joke and it is not a school. It is a paper mill degree and the fact that the school has the same accreditation as other schools sickens me. First, the classes last 8 weeks and try to learn a subject in that time like statistics for example. Secondly, the tests are all online. So, who is to say who even took the exam? The teachers were alright but the rest of the staff was completely unprofessional. For example, like poor career prep by enrolling me without a concentration by taking previous credits unrelated to the degree and not giving me a specialty at all. This meant that they replaced electronics classes from a previous school towards business credits at Devry which made me unmarketable. Also, employers do not respect them becaese I was told that there was not any internships set up.The problem with the Devry is not really the cost but rather the poor quality. posted Jul 10th, 2013 3:39 pm



It's not an easy school guys. posted Dec 6th, 2011 7:11 pm

Chuck Smith

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DeVry has a policy of punishing students who diss the school online. They withhold transcripts and/or grades of those who dare to publicly denigrate the school's products: overpriced college degrees. There are published rules to this effect that students are required to accept. In effect DeVry infringes upon first amendment rights by insisting that there is an explicit confidentiality requirement attached to enrollment that prohibits students from speaking or writing negative things about the school, especially online. In my own case I could care less because after completing 95% of the degree at a cost of close to $60,000 I cannot complete the degree. I was repeatedly mislead about the availability and amount of financial aid (read: Sallie Mae). After two tuition increases and repeated inept and incorrect information from their so-called financial advisers (low paid students with little or no expert knowledge) I am left with debt and remorse. Lest readers infer I was not a good student: my cum GPA was 3.65+.

Caveat Emptor. posted Nov 30th, 2011 2:44 am


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After reading the comments from Devry students and seeing what great grammar and speech capabilities you have obtained durring your education, it seems like Devry is a wonderful school! LMAO posted Nov 17th, 2011 4:45 pm



Devry is expensive. But if you have a long term goal of what you will be making post graduation it may be a reasonable choice. I am about one year away from my bachlors at devry. Honestly I stopped going for a while because the debt was stressing me out. Now I will be going back to finish only because my long term goal is to do a 1 yr 2nd bachlors for nursing program at another school. Beware only your core and basic classes will normally transfer out and it is at the discretion of the school you will be attending. Usually this means any class with the exact same name that the other school also offers should transfer. You can't beat the accelerated classes especially if you are working and don't have the time to

Go full time somewhere else you can still go full time at devry while only focusing on 2 classes at a time. posted Nov 17th, 2011 6:29 am



For the record, DeVry is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. That is the same accreditation as The Ohio State University, Northwestern University, and the University of Michigan, just to name a few. And transfer credit is up to the receiving institution, so I don't understand how you can say that it simply won't transfer to "traditional" universities. posted Nov 11th, 2011 3:44 am



I'm four classes away from completing my Bachelors in Networking Communications Management at DVUO (DeVry University Online). I can personally tell you that the course work is legitimate and the education received is well worth the money. DeVry is expensive, however, they offer financial assistance help and the cost for the military is on average $2000 less than the regular price.

Credit transfer depends on what school you are attempting to attend. I was going to switch to a traditional college (NC State) but decided against it after my husband received transfer orders to leave Ft. Bragg. NC State was willing to accept all core classes (English, science, humanities, psychology, sociology and math classes while each computing class had to be individually assessed (as is normal when transferring credits from any school). The only reason I was thinking about leaving was to go to school with my friends. NC State could not facilitate my degree online which meant I would have to separate my family for two years while I finished my degree….not worth it.

They (DeVry) do tend to ramp up the big dreams aspect in their advertising, however, it is possible to gain a good job after graduation; it’s all up to you to pursue it. Do not bad mouth the school until you’ve experienced it. The labs are high tech and the instructors online are amazing. The work is taxing but in the end you will be surprised on how much you have learned.

posted Jul 18th, 2011 6:07 pm



This is my 3rd semester at DeVry. So far it's been great and it isn't a cakewalk. Someone is always there to talk to and ALWAYS willing to help. Class sizes are generally smaller than a 4 yr university. I do think its a better idea to transfer in to DeVry rather than out. posted May 13th, 2011 3:08 pm



Yes, DeVry is expensive but excellent standards and are therefore fussy of what transfers they accept as well as stringent pre requisites.

You get what you pay !!

People who complain about deVry being expensive should take a look what other Universities cost. By the way I happen to be from an Ivy Leauge college background (For records, I am neither a faculty member of DeVry, nor have friends or relative there).

posted Mar 16th, 2011 3:33 pm



I do not know what this person is talking about. Devry is regionally accredited, not nationally. This means credits DO transfer to most traditional universities. posted Mar 15th, 2011 11:48 pm

anne Long


With this school, Devry, as with any other For Profit education facility, it is Buyer Beware. You will be promised the world and will receive a so so education. Credits will not transfer if state school requirements have not been met prior to enrollment into their program. Many For Profits do not have these requirements. If, if you graduate and want to go on for further education your only choice is the same school. They will not tell you this when you first sign up for classes. So, if your state has requirements for classes before you attend their programs, make sure you have these under your belt before attending for profit schools, or nothing will transfer. For profit graduate programs are amazingly expensive. And, keep in mind, there is a reason that these school exist. PROFIT and profit at all costs. Do your homework and make sure you understand all of the facts before you begin. And ask about attendance rules and withdrawal from class rules.

In 99.999 percent of cases you will be much better off at a state school, especially because of the cost. It will be at least 3 times as expensive. posted Dec 21st, 2010 8:53 am


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I've done both local and state colleges when I was younger but now I am looking for a more technical degree. DeVry's classes are perfect for the working adult or someone that already has a career going. The cost is higher than most tradtional schools but I feel the education is just as good. posted Dec 14th, 2010 7:29 pm



So far learning has been beneficial. The quality of the education is good. DeVry isn't a reject college we can go some where else if we want. The core classes are the most important which are part of the program offered. If career services gets me a job after graduation you won't hear me complaining. So far its good. posted Dec 13th, 2010 9:47 pm



You need to fact check you statements as DeVry is regionally accredited. Therefore your statements are not correct you can transfer their credits to other regionally accredited schools. Furthermore they are a tougher school in my opinion then UOP or some of the other schools I’ve attended. Therefore do not sell them short in the level of education you’ll receive. posted Aug 31st, 2010 10:46 am

Andy Silver

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DeVry has regional (good) accreditation - not national (bad) as claimed in the article. It is accredited by the Comission of North Central Colleges and Schools - one of the six (6) regional accredation groups in the US. While credit transfers will vary from school to school, DeVry has the same accrediation as Notre Dame University, University of Michigan, Northwestern, etc. i posted Aug 23rd, 2010 3:39 pm

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