DeVry University Announces New Alhambra Location

Manuel Barrios appointed center dean to oversee DeVry’s undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business and technology serving West San Gabriel Valley

ALHAMBRA, Calif. – April 2, 2009

DeVry University, one of North America's largest degree-granting higher education institutions for business, technology and management education, has announced the opening of the university’s newest California location in Alhambra at 1000 South Fremont Avenue, Building A-11. Classes at DeVry University Alhambra are expected to begin in July.

DeVry University Alhambra will offer the school’s undergraduate degree programs through its colleges of Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences and Media Arts & Technology. DeVry will offer degree programs year-round at the Alhambra location, allowing students to earn a bachelor's degree in three years or less and an associate degree in two years or less. DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management will also offer a number of master degree programs in business and technology.

“The City of Alhambra welcomes DeVry University and its commitment to provide West San Gabriel Valley residents with quality opportunities for higher education,” said Stephen Sham, City of Alhambra councilmember. “DeVry’s proven track record of effectively preparing its students for career entry upon graduation brings a great educational asset to the valley.”

System-wide, 92 percent of DeVry’s October ‘07, February ‘08 and June ‘08 graduates in the active job market were employed in their fields within six months of graduation at an average salary of $45,000. In fact, DeVry’s graduate employment rates have remained fairly consistent for the past 30-plus years. Since 1975, DeVry has graduated 235,465 students at the undergraduate level. Of graduates in the active job market, 90.3 percent were employed in career-related positions within six months of graduation.

DeVry University also announced the appointment of Manuel Barrios as Alhambra center dean. Barrios joined DeVry in 2002 as a career services advisor and served most recently as dean of DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management in Pomona. Prior to joining DeVry, he spent 11 years as principal of Barrios and Associates, a marketing firm specializing in physician owned clinical laboratories. He holds master’s degrees in business administration, project management and human resources management from Keller. Barrios attended California State University, Los Angeles and completed his bachelor’s degree in computer information systems at DeVry University.

“Having grown up about four miles from DeVry’s new Alhambra center, I am excited about the opportunity to bring DeVry’s career-oriented degree programs in business and technology to the valley,” said Barrios. “Residents of Alhambra and our surrounding communities will now have greater access to quality higher education that prepares students for careers in fields with long term demand projections like accounting, information technology and health information management.”

DeVry University has been providing high-quality, career-oriented education in California since 1983, with additional locations in Bakersfield, Fremont, Fresno, Colton, Daly City, Irvine, Long Beach, Palmdale, Pomona, Elk Grove, San Diego, San Francisco, and the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles. Since then, more than 18,900 California students have graduated from DeVry University. In the fall 2008 term, more than 7,200 students were enrolled at DeVry University in California.

For more information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at DeVry University or to register for classes, please call 866-613-8632 or visit

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DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, The university’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. To learn more, visit


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