DeVry University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Proprietary
Terms Semester
First year of program 1997-1998

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 552
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 1,944
Average online teaching experience 4 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 93%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 80%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 66%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 173
Part-time faculty with doctorate 562
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 0
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 83
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 27
Maximum class size 30

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 12
Online courses 445
Five most popular majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 54%
Business Administration and Management, General 20%
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst 9%
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4%
Computer Software Engineering 4%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Professors for online courses are drawn from DeVry's faculty throughout North America as well as leading organizations in business and technology. Interactive information technology enables students to effectively communicate with professors and fellow online students. Virtual labs provide students with 'hands on' experience. DeVry provides students with support services including registration, academic advising, and financial aid information. All administrative details can be completed online.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students No
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Cannot
Students enroll as online students Yes, they are bound to courses as online students after enrollment
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All

Delivery

Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms Yes
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software Yes
New-student orientation Optional
Review and sign ethics statement No
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 4
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams No
Same exams are administered only once N/A
Exams have random question order N/A
Each user has unique exam login N/A
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered N/A
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Courses are log-in and password protected, with changes on a regularly scheduled basis. Pooled exams are randomly generated. Exams are timed. Once a student enters an exam, they must complete it at that time. Exams cannot be re-entered at a later date and/or time. Students are required to acknowledge the Academic Integrity Policy before entering any quiz or exam.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Adult Learner Inventory (Noel Levitz) Yes
Adult Learner Inventory results publicly available No

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 122
Credits that must be earned through school 31
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 1 year
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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