Demonstrates commitment to student success through continuous improvement of academic quality and student services
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., December 10, 2013 - DeVry University released today its Academic Annual Report, an overview of its academic initiatives and progress for the 2012-2013 academic year. The report provides a transparent overview of the university’s academic quality measures, accreditation milestones, graduate employment rates, student enrollment and demographics, as well as new and ongoing opportunities for improvement.
The 2012-2013 report also summarizes DeVry University initiatives such as an Honors Program for high-performing students and offering student assistance through the Academic Support Centers and ASPIRE program, which are aimed at increasing student persistence and graduation rates. In addition, it outlines eight new plans and 11 updates from previous reports.
“We know that many of our students are balancing their education with their personal and professional lives,” said David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University. “In addition to strong academics, we now provide tailored student-support services to ensure our students have the help they need at every step of their educational journey in order to succeed both academically and in their chosen fields after they graduate.”
Academic Quality Highlights
Continuous improvement remains among DeVry University’s top strategic priorities. Participating in The Higher Learning Commission’s Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) provides the university with additional opportunities to analyze and evaluate the systems used in pursuit of DeVry University’s mission and to identify ways to improve them for maximum effectiveness.
In March 2013, DeVry University received Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Institutional Actions Council (IAC) of The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The IAC reaffirmation continues the accreditation of DeVry University, which includes DeVry College of New York and Keller Graduate School of Management. DeVry University is scheduled for its next reaccreditation review in 2019/2020.
In May 2013, DeVry University was granted initial accreditation of its established business degree programs and separate specialized accreditation for its established accounting degree programs by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org).
In September 2013, the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET (www.abet.org) reaccredited DeVry University’s onsite bachelor’s degree programs in its College of Engineering & Information Sciences, specifically its Biomedical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology and Electronics Engineering Technology degree programs at certain locations.
“Achieving new accreditation and re-accreditation milestones not only validates DeVry University’s mission, but also stands as a testament to our integrity and commitment to our students,” said Donna M. Loraine, Ph.D., provost / vice president of academic affairs for DeVry University and dean of its Keller Graduate School of Management. “We expect our performance to grow even stronger as we continue to build our team of highly qualified, full-time faculty members who focus on teaching and advising.”
Graduate Employment Rates
One critical measure of success is the employment outcomes of DeVry University graduates. Ninety percent of DeVry University’s 2012 graduates who were actively seeking employment had careers in their fields within six months of graduation, at an average salary of $43,5381. These statistics include graduates of associate and bachelor’s degree programs and those who were already employed in their fields of study.
The 2012-2013 report identifies new opportunities for improvement, including:
- Improving data analysis and actionability to increase student persistence
- Collecting and evaluating information about faculty scholarly and professional activities
- Evaluating and designing a competency-based education program to allow students to demonstrate their mastery of learning objectives, knowledge and skills
Commitment to academic quality, student services and improving graduation rates are some of the areas the university continues to improve and grow. DeVry University provides students with high-quality, career-oriented degree programs that prepare students for the new global economy.
Keller Graduate School of Management Celebrates 40 years
Rounding out the 2012-2013 academic year, DeVry University marked the 40th anniversary of its Keller Graduate School of Management, which was founded as the CBA Institute in 1973. Throughout its four-decade history, the institution has established itself as a pioneer in graduate-level higher education, with more than 50,000 alumni who call Keller Graduate School of Management their alma mater.
“For the past 40 years, Keller Graduate School of Management has maintained a commitment to serving the needs of working adult students and the organizations that employ them,” Loraine said. “We have broadened our program offerings and continue to deliver a career-oriented education that prepares students to achieve their educational and career goals.”
To read the full 2012-2013 DeVry University Academic Annual Report, visit: http://newsroom.devry.edu/.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector universities in North America. 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 institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Education Group Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.
1 Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services.
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