DeVry University Announces New Anaheim Location

Former Chapman University College campus director Maria Acosta appointed center dean to oversee DeVry University’s newest Orange County location

ANAHEIM, Calif., October 07, 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 its newest California location in Anaheim at 1900 S. State College Blvd. Classes at DeVry University’s Anaheim location are expected to begin in January. The new location is DeVry University’s second in Orange County, having opened an Irvine location in 2001.

At the new Anaheim location, DeVry University will offer the school’s undergraduate degree programs through its colleges of Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences and Media Arts & Technology. DeVry University offers degree programs year-round, 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 in Anaheim.

“Here, in the City of Anaheim, we view new and proven business ventures as beneficial to the community at large, and we welcome DeVry University, its staff, faculty and student body to our City as the university’s doors open in November,” said Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle.

DeVry University also announced the appointment of Maria Acosta as Anaheim center dean. Acosta joins DeVry University from Chapman University College, where she served as the Victor Valley campus director for the Orange County-based school. She has also held management and counseling positions with Ohlone College and California State University, Hayward. Acosta is currently a doctoral candidate in educational leadership. She earned an M.A. in educational leadership from Mills College, an M.S. in public administration & counseling from CSU Hayward and a B.A. in social welfare from University of California, Berkeley.

“Being familiar with the educational landscape in Orange County, I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of a university that puts such a focus on career development,” said Acosta. “One of the best ways to increase job security is to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a field that supports long term demand.”

Since 1975, DeVry has graduated 237,957 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 has been providing high-quality, career-oriented education in California since 1983, with locations in Alhambra, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Colton, Daly City, Fremont, Fresno, Irvine, Long Beach, Palmdale, Pomona, Sacramento (Elk Grove), San Diego, and the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.

For more information about undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered at DeVry University or to register for classes, please call 866-613-8660 or visit

About DeVry University

Founded 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America, with more than 85,000 students enrolled in the United States and Canada. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members, work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.

DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, DeVry University, a subsidiary of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv or visit


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