One of the reputed Universities of United States, DeVry University is a division of DeVry Education Group. The University is for-profit higher education organization which is also known as the parent organization for Keller Graduate School of Management, American University of the Caribbean, Ross University, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Carrington College of California, Becker Professional Review and DeVry Brasil. The university was founded in the year 1931 as DeForest Training School in Chicago, Illinois. The founder of the school was ‘Herman A DeVry’. Devery was inventor of a motion picture projector and has also produced educational and training films. He named the school after his friend name ‘Lee DeForest’. Initially, the school taught about the movie projector and radio repair. Later the school expanded its education to other electronic equipment such as televisions. In 1953, the school was given as name as ‘DeVry Technical Institute’. In 1967, Bell & Howell completed its acquisition of ‘DeVry Technical Institute’. After a year of acquisition, the company acquired Ohio Institute of Technology and was renamed as DeVry Institute of Technology. The university was accredited to confer Bachelor’s degrees in electronics in the year 1969.
In the early period of 1970s, the two teachers of DeVry ‘Dennis Keller’ and ‘Ronald Taylor’ met each other where they learned the economics of for-profit education. In 1973, the two founded the new school ‘Keller Graduate School of Management’ with taking $150,000 loans from friends and family. Initially the school conceived as a day school and later it switched to an evening program which focuses on working adults. By the year 1967, it started to offer MBA. The school was fully accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the year 1977. In the year 1991, DeVry Inc. successfully completed its initial public offering. The University acquired Becker CPA Review which prepares students for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination. Later it acquired Ross University which is a medical and veterinary school based in Caribbean. In 2005, the university moved into nursing field with the acquisition of Deaconess College of Nursing. However, Deaconess College of Nursing changed its name into Chamberlain College of Nursing. In 2013, it acquired a sixth Brazilian University and after a year, it was renamed as DeVry Educatino Group. In the recent date, the University has approximately 90 locations across 25 states in United States.,
The University offers its academic courses through its five colleges: ‘The College of Business & Management’ which also includes Keller Graduate School of Management, ‘The College of Engineering & Information Sciences’, ‘The College of Health Sciences’, ‘The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ and ‘The College of Media Arts & Technology’. Each college offers the programs of associate’s, Bachelor’s and master’s degree. The university operates on a uniform academic calendar for the both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The academic calendar of the university consists of total six eight-week sessions. In addition to this, it also offers various certificate programs in specific subfields like information technology. The students enrolling in this university can study the various masters degree programs like Business Administration (MBA), Accounting (MSAC), Accounting & Financial Management (MFAM), Human Resources Management (MHRM), Information Systems Management (MISM), Network & Communications Management (MNCM), Project Management (MPM) and Public Administration (MPA). The students can also study these courses and programs through online. DeVry University is regionally accredited by Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association.
According to the date of 2012, the total number of students who are engaged in undergraduate programs is 59,474. Out of this, 45.5% consists of female students. About 56% of the students of the university pursue Bachelor’s degrees, 76% of the total students fall in the age group of 25 years old or older and 46% of the students are minorities. The students enrolled in this University are benefited with various activities, clubs, organizations and events which are organized by the Individual DeVry Campuses. Former military personnel of the university can join DeVry Military Resource Club. The club is designed especially to assist military veterans transition to the civilian life and succeed academically. In the year 2011, this University collaborated with United States Olympic Committee. After the partnership with the United States Olympic Committee, it became an official education provider for United States Olympic teams. The collaboration runs through the 2016 Olympic Season. Out of the 15 athletes who participated on the United States 2014 Olympic teams were ‘DeVry University students’.
The large number of students visits frequently to this university in a search of quality education. There are different processes for the national, military and international students. For the students of United States, there is a simple process of admission. They can submit their application by downloading a hard-copy application and mailing it to the preferred DeVry University location. For the international students who want to study in DeVry University are offered more than 85 DeVry University locations. The university offers small class sizes which has been helpful to gain the degree of the university. The tuition fee of the university is very affordable. There is also availability of merit-based Career Catalyst Scholarship. With all its facilities and quality features, this university has proved as one of the best universities of United States. In fact, it has successfully achieved its objectives of providing quality education to all the students who came in the search of quality education. This university will definitely be helpful for all the students of all around the world.