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300,000+ Degrees Awarded

Decade after decade, students trust us to prepare them for what’s next – and we’ve got the numbers to prove it. We’ve awarded more than 300,000 degrees to individuals just like you who are ready to take the next steps toward their future. 

Want to know what makes DeVry different? See what our students and alumni have to say.

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Tech-Empowered Learning for 90+ Years

Founded in 1931 by Dr. Herman DeVry, our university was built on a love for technology and a mission to change the way we learn. As the inventor of the first portable motion picture projector, Dr. DeVry sought to bring visual education into the classroom and designed a learning experience built for working adult students. 

Today we continue to embrace his spirit of innovation, with undergraduate and graduate programs that help busy students like you advance your ambition and pursue your goals. 


Quality Online Courses Since 1998

At DeVry, online learning is one of the many ways that you can fit your education into your life. Since offering our first online courses more than 20 years ago, we’ve continuously evolved our tools and resources to ensure you have everything you need to create a customized learning experience that works for you.

More About DeVry's History

From our founding in 1931 by Dr. Herman DeVry, DeVry University has been an innovator in higher education, characterized by a laser focus on enabling students with tech-forward skills. Skills that may be necessary to help individuals flourish in their careers and for organizations that hire DeVry graduates to thrive in their markets. See how DeVry has been on the forefront of transformation since our inception:


DeVry’s Digital Care Engine (DCE) is awarded the 2022 CIO 100 Award. Our DCE was created to reach students with the right message at the right moment, ensuring they have access to the right resources at the time they need them.


The University’s accreditation is reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission for academic quality for a period of 20 years.1


A series of tech essentials certificates are launched to help students in their pursuit to learn future-ready skills and help corporate partners skill their workforce.


DeVry University is acquired by Cogswell Education, LLC to further develop our unique and important role in the education space. This acquisition meant new ownership, a new board of trustees and a new leadership team, all focused on putting students first.


The University’s accreditation, first granted in 2002, is reaffirmed by the Higher Learning Commission1, signaling that DeVry meets key standards used to evaluate colleges for their focus on quality, student support, transfer of qualifying credits and more.


DeVry University becomes an official education provider of Team USA.


Keller Center for Corporate Learning, now known as DeVryWorks, is created as a business unit that provides talent development, skills-gap training and talent acquisition to employee partners.


DeVry Institute of Technology and Keller Graduate School of Management merge to become DeVry University. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.


Business Administration becomes DeVry’s first bachelor’s degree program offered online.


DeVry begins offering online programs.


Keller acquires DeVry from Bell and Howell, joining the two schools to form the parent organization of DeVry Inc., now known as Adtalem Global Education.


DeVry earns regional accreditation from North Central Association.


Degree programs are expanded to Accounting, Business Administration and Network and Communications Management.


Computer Science for Business becomes DeVry’s second bachelor’s level program (now called Computer Information Systems).


Keller earns accreditation from North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


The Keller Graduate School of Management is founded by Dennis Keller and Ronald Taylor, former DeVry teachers.


The first bachelor’s degree program is offered in electronics engineering technology.


DeVry Technical Institute is renamed DeVry Institute of Technology.


DeVry Technical Institute is acquired by Bell and Howell.


DeVry offers its first associate degree program, in Electronics Engineering Technology.


DeVry’s associate degree program in electronics engineering technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET).


DeForest Training, Inc. becomes DeVry Technical Institute.


DeVry receives the Army-Navy “E” award for its production of motion picture sound equipment.


During WWII, DeForest’s Training school is selected by the United States to educate Army Air Corps instructors on electronic devices and becomes one of the first schools to be approved under the G.I. Bill.


Dr. Herman DeVry and Dr. Lee DeForest (inventor of the vacuum tube) open DeForest’s Training, Inc., a DeVry School, in Chicago to prepare students for technical careers in electronics, motion pictures, radio and later, television.


Dr. DeVry established the DeVry Summer School of Visual Instruction.  Educators came to the school to learn about the motion pictures and how the technology could be adapted to learning.


Dr. DeVry’s portable projector shows the first in-flight movie.


Dr. DeVry founded DeVry Corporation, which manufactured 35mm and 16mm motion picture projection equipment. The projectors become standard technology in U.S. schools nationwide. Dr. DeVry also founded the DeForest Training Institute in Chicago, known today as DeVry.


Dr. Herman DeVry invents the “Theater in a Suitcase,” a 35mm portable silent motion picture project. This Model E projector launches his career as an entrepreneur in the motion picture business and ultimately shifts the education technology paradigm.

Tom Monahan

Tom Monahan

President and CEO, DeVry University


From our inception we’ve sought to give ambitious students the skills and education necessary to thrive in a world where technology continually remakes work. That mission has never been more important or urgent, and we at DeVry are determined to build an institution that delivers the highest value in higher ed to our learners and our partners.” – Tom Monahan, President and CEO, DeVry University.


An Award-Winning University

DeVry University was named one of America's Top Online Colleges for 2022 in a study of online students by Newsweek in partnership with Statista.

Designed to ensure our students have access to the right resources at the right time, our Digital Care Engine was awarded the CIO 100 Award in 2022.

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How are DeVry’s programs developed?

At DeVry, you can rest assured that you’re learning the skills and technology you need to align with today’s business requirements. Our programs are developed by a team of experienced faculty and staff, along with input from industry partners and professionals. Each of our programs are approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Higher Learning Commission. 

Do DeVry’s professors have real-world experience?

Yes. Each of our professors meet our strict teaching requirements – including having real-world experience – ensuring that you’re learning from professionals who are experienced, dedicated and supportive. Explore our Faculty Profiles to get to know some of our professors. 

Is DeVry a for-profit college?

Yes. Being a for-profit college simply means that DeVry University is owned and operated by a private organization. We are an accredited university and we strive to provide you with a high-quality education that helps you pursue your goals and learn skills that are essential in the digitally-driven workplace of tomorrow.  

Does DeVry provide B2B services?

Yes! We partner with large and small organizations to develop learning pathways, advance diversity, equity and inclusion, recruit new colleagues and more. Our experienced consultants help businesses identify skills gaps and develop customized solutions. Learn more about DeVryWORKS

Are degrees from DeVry respected?

Yes! In fact, over 3,000 organizations – including McDonald’s, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, H&R Block and Southwest Airlines – trust us as an education partner for their employees. Learn more about our employer education partnerships

What are DeVry’s Accountability Principles?

At DeVry, we’ve established a set of Accountability Principles to support you on your education journey. We strive to do what’s best for our students by focusing our energy in four key areas: Responsible Recruiting and Enrollment, Financial Literacy and Responsible Borrowing, Academic and Student Support and Accountability and Transparency. 

What is DeVry’s Commitment to the Public Good?

Learn more about what we’re doing in our communities – including DeVry’s Advantage Academy and how we collaborate with the Illinois Board of Higher Education – by reading DeVry’s Commitment to the Public Good

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1DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org.