DEVRY DECATUR CAMPUS MOVES TO NEW LOCATION
University will play a key role in the continued development and revitalization of downtown area
DECATUR, GA., March 25, 2009 – DeVry University Decatur has moved its campus from 250 North Arcadia Avenue to One West Square in Downtown Decatur.
The six-story, blue glass building is located in the Decatur Town Square, in the heart of the city's business and financial district, with easy access to Ponce De Leon Avenue and the MARTA train and bus service.
“We are very excited about the move to downtown Decatur,” said Chris Chavez, Atlanta Metro President. “Our new location allows us to be better integrated in the downtown Decatur community and gives our students, faculty and staff more opportunities to be involved in the exciting renaissance of the neighborhood.”
DeVry Decatur serves students who live or work in DeKalb County and Atlanta's central, eastern and southern metropolitan areaswith both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in some of today's fastest growing career fields, including Game and Simulation Programming, Business Administration, Computer Information Systems and Technical Management, as well as master’s degree programs through its Keller Graduate School of Management. Keller's MBA program is listed as the fifth largest MBA program in the state, as published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle in January 2009.
A modern facility, the Decatur campus offers spacious classrooms; an expanded library with research and information resources; access to Galileo, an online database retrieval system for Georgia libraries; a computer lab with online access and a comfortable commons area. In addition, this Atlanta area location provides all administrative functions, including student finance, and student and career services.
“We’re pleased to welcome DeVry University to downtown Decatur,” said Mayor Bill Floyd. “With a location literally adjoining the Decatur MARTA station, DeVry University will play a key role in the development of the downtown area.”
DeVry University has been part of the fabric of Atlanta’s higher education community for 40 years. Students enrolled at DeVry University’s Atlanta-area locations have the flexibility to attend any of its seven Georgia locations: Alpharetta, Buckhead, Cobb/Galleria, Decatur, Duluth, Stockbridge, and Perimeter, as well as numerous online class options.
DeVry University maintains a focus on academic outcomes that result in a strong employment rate among its graduates. In Georgia, 87 percent of DeVry University's October ‘07, February ‘08 and June ‘08graduates in the active job market were employed in their fields within six months of graduation at an average salary of $44,000.
About DeVry University
As one of the largest degree-granting higher education systems in North America, DeVry University provides high-quality, career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in technology, science, business and the arts. Nearly 70,000 students are enrolled at its 93 locations in 26 states and Canada, as well as through DeVry University’s online delivery. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a division of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, visit www.devry.edu.
Jeffrey S. Durosko
Manager, University Relations