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DeVry University

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LAST UPDATED: March 19th, 2020

DeVry University was founded in 1931 in Chicago to assist students with technical work. Now, DeVry offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, master’s degrees, undergraduate certificates, and graduate certificates.

With classes in business, technology, and healthcare starting every 8 weeks, students are able to achieve higher education in the field that they want when it is convenient for them. 

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The Good

  • Accreditation
  • Certificate Programs 
  • Flexibility
  • Support
  • Transfer Credits


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.

Other accreditations include ACBSP, CAHHM, ABET, Global Accreditation for Program Management, and an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. 

Certificate Programs

DeVry University offers the following undergraduate certification courses:

  • Medical Billing and Coding
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Current graduate certification courses offered include the following:

  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management 
  • Accounting
  • CPA Exam Preparation
  • Information Security
  • Health Services Management 


Online classes allow students to work at their own pace and complete work around their schedules. DeVry programs start every 8 weeks and classes are 8 weeks long with ongoing enrollment.


Students completing online classes have access to a network of students and professors to help with their courses. Resources include the following: 

  • 24/7 targeted tutoring
  • 1-on-1 faculty and advisor mentoring
  • Internship and hiring events

Transfer Credits

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


The Bad

  • Cost


DeVry University charges $514 per credit hour for undergraduate certificates and $776 per credit hour for graduate certificates. Costs can add up quickly for a certificate program, especially if it's supplementing an associate, bachelor's, or master's degree. 

However, active military members and veterans benefit from reduced tuition rates, tuition assistance, and military partnerships. And other students may be eligible for DeVry's financial aid programs including the Business Edge Scholarship, the DeVry Opportunity Grant, and a corporate tuition savings program. 



The Bottom Line

DeVry University may be a good option for students looking to transfer since they have a good transfer credit acceptance. And the convenience of ongoing enrollment in the 8-week classes allows for students with short-term or long-term plans to start a certificate program. 

If you enroll with DeVry, be sure to look into the university's tuition assistance options along with government grants and scholarship opportunities. 

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