DeVry University an honest review
DeVry University has its roots from way back in 1931 as a film and radio repair teaching establishment. Today it is amongst the largest schools run for profit in the United States. The University as a company also finds mention in the ¬'100 best Corporate Citizen¬' list ranked at number 11. Through the years, over a quarter of a million students have graduated from the University.
Its total number of enrolments according some estimates is around 50,000, which is a tad lower than that of Phoenix University.
The most important attribute of the University is the range of programs offered. There is something for every body - full time, part time, night study or weekend classes or pure online classes. By offering both online and brick and mortar classes at a variety of locations, students find they are able to find the combination that best suits their needs.
Of particular note, is the business school, which has a strong focus on business management. Management education is imparted via, the Keller Graduate School of Management and as such is quite focused and current in its curriculum.
Students can earn from $6.5 to $10 per hour at entry level. But students have often been seen to be complaining about the frequency with which the job postings are updated.
Even the limitations of the job board, however, are a stark improvement over some of its online competitors which do not even offer the service at all.
However, unlike less rigorous competitors, the quality of the education comes at a price. The school is quick to place students on probation, should the student¬'s grades fall even a little. Such a strict discipline is perhaps good when you look at the future employability of the student. Tie this with the figure of 90 % of the university graduates (who actively pursued employment or were already employed when they graduated) finding jobs in their referred field within 6 months. While certainly there is some room for the University to have fiddled with the figures, this number is nonetheless quite impressive. It is important to note, however, that in light of this statistic the University qualifies their 90% claim by omitting some students who were never employed before or during their education at the university, and are finding it a difficult job to get employed.
Some students argue that this is because, despite the quality of education, the reputation of the school remains sub-par amongst employers.
Students frequently claim to have difficulty in dealing with the financial aid department as well as with the other student services departments.
The question facing incoming students, is however, what is the ultimate purpose of that college degree.
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Jean-Paul Chortillion enjoys writing about online education. See www.universityreviewsonline.com/2005/10/review_of_devry.
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By: Jean Chortillion
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