Philadelphia University

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Academics

Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Private
Terms Other
Academic calendar (as submitted by school) 6 8-week terms per year
First year of program 2012-2013

Faculty & Classes

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

Programs

Online bachelor's degree programs 4
Online courses 41
Five most popular majors
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All majors
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Philadelphia University is focused on innovation and has a long history of providing students with an academic experience that gives them a real competitive advantage. That's why we decided to make more of our programs available online. Through Philadelphia University Online we can offer our unique approach, Nexus Learning - active, collaborative learning that is connected to the real world and infused with the liberal arts - to a wider range of students.

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 Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus No
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students Most

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 Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures 1-25
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 Yes
Exams have random question order Yes
Each user has unique exam login Yes
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) N/A

List of Student Assessments Administered

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 120
Credits that must be earned through school 48
One-year retention rates N/A
Limited time to complete degree N/A
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates N/A

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