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DeVry University was founded in 1931 in Chicago to assist students with technical work. Fast forward to 2016 and DeVry offers bachelors, master’s and undergraduate certifications. What started out as a technical school has grown to help students further their education in many different areas. With classes starting every 8 weeks, students are able to achieve higher education when convenient for them. 

The Good

  • Accreditation
  • Degrees
  • Flexibility
  • Transfer credits

Accreditation. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. DeVry is also a member of the Council for Higher Education as well.

Degrees. DeVry University offers associates, bachelors, masters and undergraduate certificates in many different expertise, not just technical skills. Some of these degrees include business management, accounting, healthcare administration, communications and education. Many of these degrees are offered online as well as one of their 55 plus locations.

Flexibility. Potential students have the option to complete courses either online or in class. Online classes allows students to work at their own pace and complete work around their schedules. Students completing online classes also have access to a network of students and professors to help with their courses.

Transfer Credits. Students can transfer up to 80 credit hours towards your degree at DeVry University. Transferring credits can help save on tuition at DeVry as well.

The Bad

  • Cost
  • Government actions

Cost. DeVry University charges around $609 for each credit hour. To complete an entire bachelor's degree, tuition can cost you upwards of $75,000 per degree. That is one of the highest costs we've seen for a degree. Although the cost of a degree may be high, DeVry University does promise that your rate per credit hour will never raise once you enroll.

Government Actions. In January 2016, the FTC filed a suit against DeVry University claiming its advertising led to misconceptions about their students getting jobs and higher pay in the work place. The TC claims DeVry misleads students about potential outcomes about getting their degree at DeVry University.

The Bottom Line

DeVry University has large pool of degrees, including bachelor's, master's and certificates, for potential students to choose from. Potential students are able to earn degrees either at home or at one of their 55 plus campuses. DeVry University may be a good option for students looking to transfer since they have a good transfer credit acceptance. Students should be wary of the FTC suit against DeVry University and their claims to help students land better jobs and better pay.

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