• 1931

    DeForest Training School opened in Chicago.


  • 1940s

    During WWII, DeForest Training School was selected by the United States to educate Army Air Corps instructors on electronic devices. Following WWII, DeForest Training School was one of the first schools to be approved under the original G.I. Bill.


  • 1953

    DeForest Training School becomes DeVry Technical Institute.


  • 1955

    DeVry Technical Institute’s associate degree program in electronics engineering technology earned accreditation by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET).


  • 1957

    DeVry Technical Institute offers first associate degree program in electronics engineering technology.


  • 1966

    DeVry Technical Institute was acquired by Bell and Howell Education Group.


  • 1968

    DeVry Technical Institute became DeVry Institute of Technology.


  • 1969

    DeVry Institute of Technology offered its first baccalaureate degree program in electronics and engineering technology.


  • 1970

    Bachelor’s degree program in electronics engineering technology earned accreditation by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.


  • 1973

    Keller Graduate School of Management co-founded by Dennis Keller and Ron Taylor in Chicago, IL as the CBA Institute.


  • 1974

    CBA Institute became Keller Graduate School of Management.


  • 1977

    Keller Graduate School of Management earned initial accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional collegiate accrediting agencies in the U.S.


  • 1979

    Second baccalaureate degree program, Computer Science for Business (now called Computer Information Systems) first offered.


  • 1980s

    Baccalaureate degree programs first offered in accounting, business operations (now called business administration) and telecommunications management (now called network and communications management).


  • 1981

    DeVry Institute of Technology earned initial regional accreditation from North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


  • 1998

    Keller Graduate School of Management received approval from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to offer its master's degree programs online.


  • 1999

    First baccalaureate degree programs in computer engineering technology and information technology offered.


  • 2000

    DeVry Institute of Technology received approval from the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools to offer its business administration bachelor's degree program online.


  • 2002

    DeVry Institute of Technology and Keller Graduate School of Management become DeVry University following the approval of The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.


  • 2003

    DeVry University first offered undergraduate degree programs in the fields of biomedical engineering technology and health information technology.


  • 2005

    DeVry University added its newest bachelor's degree program, game and simulation programming.


  • 2006

    DeVry University celebrates its 75th Anniversary.


  • 2007

    DeVry University receives approval for master's degree program in educational technology, the first master's degree offering under the DeVry University name.


  • 2008

    In response to the growing demand for corporate education, DeVry University established the Keller Center for Corporate Learning to help companies meet the educational needs of their individual employees.


  • 2009

    DeVry University and Keller Graduate School of Management earn accreditation by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management; six degree programs receive elite designation, tying for most accreditations worldwide.


  • 2009

    DeVry University launches bachelor’s of science in management degree completion program to respond to the demand for an education in business or management being projected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and National Center for Education Statistics.


  • 2010

    DeVry University cited as model institution in McKinsey & Company report on higher education productivity; DeVry cited as one of eight schools with best practices on how the U.S. can meet its higher education attainment goals without increasing public spending or putting more financial pressure on students.


  • 2011

    DeVry University marks its 80th Anniversary.


  • 2011

    DeVry University is named an official education provider of the United States Olympic Committee.


  • 2013

    Keller Graduate School of Management celebrates its 40th Anniversary.


  • 2013

    DeVry University earns accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) for its business and accounting degree programs.


  • 2013

    DeVry University receives reaffirmation of accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; validating the university’s educational programs and integrity of operations.


  • 2014

    Robert Paul appointed President of DeVry University.