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About DeVry University and Keller

Why Choose DeVry?

Your Goals are Our Goals

An Empowered Education

What do you get when you enroll at DeVry? A lot. Regardless of whether you attend classes online or in a hybrid format at one of our 40+ locations, you’ll get the same great education – along with an array of tools and support options to choose from.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Whether you know exactly where you're heading, or you're still planning your next steps, it all starts with a simple conversation. Let’s talk.


Flexibility

  • Robust Digital Learning Platform
  • Convenient Mobile App
  • Ability to Study Online or On Campus
  • Virtual Library Services
  • Classes Starting Every 8 Weeks

Support

  • 24/7 On-Demand Tutoring1
  • Academic Advising
  • Dedicated Student Support Teams
  • One-On-One Faculty Guidance
  • Tuition & Financial Aid Advising

Personal Development

  • Resume Support
  • Career Services
  • Internship & Hiring Events
  • Student Clubs
  • Networking Opportunities

Driving Success since 1931

DeVry University dates back 85+ years – with a rich history rooted in innovation and driven by modern technology. In fact, our founder, Dr. Herman DeVry, was the inventor of the first portable motion picture projector. He identified a need for tech-empowered, career-focused education, and established DeVry on the belief that visual learning would not only advance education – but change the world.

That vision, combined with those of Keller Graduate School of Management founders Dennis Keller and Ron Taylor, set the foundation for our university as we know it today – an innovative, accredited institution that thrives on developing hands-on, career-driven programs that elevate working adult students and positively impact the companies that employ them.

Are you ready to see how DeVry can help you write your next chapter of success?

DeVry University's History

DeVry was founded on advancement through innovation. Dr. DeVry himself was an inventor who earned a number of patents by advancing technology early on in the motion picture industry. Also an inventor was his founding partner, Dr. Lee De Forest, creator of the vacuum tube. In 1913, they brought Dr. DeVry’ first portable projector not only into businesses and homes, but into classrooms, changing the way courses are taught both then and now.

Dr. DeVry and Dr. De Forest believed visual learning would advance education – and change the world. See how they grew their vision into what DeVry is today:

Timeline

1912 – Dr. Herman DeVry invents the “Theater is a Suitcase,” a Model E portable projector that shifts the education technology paradigm.
 
1913 – DeVry Corporation is founded and sells more than 50,000 projectors, which become standard technology in U.S. schools nationwide.

1921 – Dr. DeVry’s portable projector shows the first in-flight movie.
 
1931 – Dr. Herman DeVry and Dr. Lee De Forest open De Forest’s Training, Inc., a DeVry School, in Chicago to prepare students for technical careers in electronics, motion pictures, radio and later, television.
 
1940s – During WWII, De Forest’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.
 
1943 – DeVry receives the Army-Navy “E” award for its production of motion picture sound equipment.
 
1953 – De Forest Training, Inc. becomes DeVry Technical Institute.
 
1955 – 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).
 
1957 – DeVry offers its first associate degree program, in Electronics Engineering Technology.
 
1966 – DeVry Technical Institute is acquired by Bell and Howell.
 
1968 – DeVry Technical Institute is renamed DeVry Institute of Technology.
 
1969 – The first bachelor’s degree program is offered in electronics engineering technology.
 
1973 – The Keller Graduate School of Management is founded by Dennis Keller and Ronald Taylor, former DeVry teachers.
 
1977 – Keller earns accreditation from North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
 
1979 – Computer Science for Business becomes DeVry’s second bachelor’s level program (now called Computer Information Systems).
 
1980 – Degree programs are expanded to Accounting, Business Administration and Network and Communications Management.
 
1981 – DeVry earns regional accreditation from North Central Association.
 
1987 –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.
 
1998 – DeVry begins offering online programs.
 
2000 – Business Administration becomes DeVry’s first bachelor’s degree program offered online.
 
2002 – DeVry Institute of Technology and Keller Graduate School of Management merge to become DeVry University. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
 
2003 – 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.
 
2011 – DeVry University becomes an official education provider of Team USA.

Our Mission

At DeVry University, our mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education that integrates technology, science, business and the arts. We offer hands-on undergraduate and graduate programs both online and on campus to meet the needs of our diverse student population.

Read our full Mission Statement in our Academic Catalog

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