DeVry University’s been around for more than 80 years. The first campus opened in Chicago, in 1931, as DeForest Training School, educating students in motion picture projector and radio equipment repair.
Before opening the doors to his first campus with fellow visionary Dr. Lee DeForest, Dr. Herman DeVry invented a portable movie projector. During World War II, this innovative work earned DeForest Training School an Army-Navy “E” award for excellence in war equipment production and marked a paradigm shift toward using technology for education. Dr. DeVry’s motion picture sound equipment was used by Army Air Corps instructors to teach soldiers.
In 1921, the first documented in-flight movie was shown…on a DeVry projector1! The Smithsonian now houses this pioneering technology.
If Herman DeVry’s the inventor of the projector, daytime soap star William deVry is the DeVry guy being projected. Known for breaking hearts on All My Children, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful, William deVry is actually the great-grandson of Herman DeVry2!
Did you know that students can earn a bachelor’s degree in accounting at DeVry, then move on to DVU’s Keller Graduate School of Management for a master’s degree program, and that some DeVry and Keller accounting courses incorporate CPA Exam review methodology from sister institution Becker Professional Education? With D→K→B, students can earn 2 degrees and prepare to sit for the CPA Exam about 2 years faster than CPA wannabes in other accounting programs.
In 2015, DeVry University’s online bachelor’s degree program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report to be among the best3.
DeVry University is among the largest Cisco Networking Academies in the world! Offered onsite at more than half of DVU campuses, the Cisco Networking Fundamentals track prepares students for two industry-recognized certifications – CCENT and CCNA – and is taught by Cisco-certified professors4.
DeVry educates more than 180 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and training hopefuls, including 2014 medalists Elana Meyers-Taylor (bobsled), Steven Holcomb (bobsled) and Erin Hamlin (luge). Go Team DVU!
Keller is early to pioneer online education. Some notable firsts: 1998 – Keller begins offering its first master’s degree program entirely online; 2000 – DVU follows suit, delivering its first online bachelor’s degree program.
Kick-starting the college experience, high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn a DeVry University associate degree – at no cost to them – while completing their high school diplomas. In Chicago alone, more than 950 students have graduated from DVU’s Advantage Academy. Similar academies operate through DeVry campuses in Atlanta and Columbus.
With 250,000 members, DVU’s Alumni Association rivals those of the universities of Colorado, Missouri and Arizona5.
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