Drexel University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Quarter
First year of program 2003-2004

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 167
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 182
Average online teaching experience 2 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 73%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 51%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 36%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 98
Part-time faculty with doctorate 107
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 6
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 7
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required N/A
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 30
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 0
Average class size 19
Maximum class size 25


Online bachelor's degree programs 16
Online courses 642
Five most popular majors
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 56%
General Studies 12%
Business Administration and Management, General 7%
Psychology, General 5%
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 5%
All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Management
Real Estate
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Information Science/Studies
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Psychology, General
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Drexel University Online provides accredited online bachelor degrees and accelerated online bachelor degree programs for traditional students and working professionals in a variety of disciplines. Students may take advantage of our partnerships with leading employers to receive special tuition rates and academic credits for work-related educational experiences. Special tuition rates also available for active-duty military, veterans, and their families.

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, online students take different classes than on campus students
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


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live Minority
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 76-99
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation N/A
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Majority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order No
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered No proctored exams
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

A variety of strategies are used by the various academic units. At minimum, coursework is done in Blackboard, a password-protected system. Other tactics used by academic units include: video monitoring, anti-plagiarism software, multiple assessment strategies, signed affidavits, etc.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 45
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree Yes
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits 7 years
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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