|[February 04, 2013]
DeVry University Releases Academic Annual Report
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. --(Business Wire)--
DeVry University released today its Academic Annual Report, an overview
of its academic initiatives and progress for the 2011-2012 academic
year. The report provides a transparent overview of the university's
academic quality measures, highlighting student enrollment and
demographics as well as ongoing and new opportunities for improvement.
The 2011-2012 report outlines how DeVry University is recommending
institution-wide programs and success-tracking measures to help increase
graduation rates. It also outlines eight new plans and 10 updates from
"We are committed to measuring our results, implementing new ideas and
documenting our improvements over time," said David J. Pauldine,
president of DeVry University. "This will ensure that we are always
providing our students with outstanding academics and student service."
Continuous improvement of academic quality is among DeVry University's
top strategic priorities. "Project Everest" is the academic-led
initiative designed to help students succeed throughout their academic
journey. Recommendations include simplifying the admissions process,
customizing student interventions and helping students choose the right
academic track. Additionally, DeVry University will strengthen
transitional-studies programs and create an honors program. The
university will measure success by tracking student persistence and
graduation rates over time.
Scholarships and Grants
In 2011-2012, DeVry University funded 40 scholarship and grant programs,
totaling more than $38 million in annual awards and benefiting more than
26,000 students. Since the university recognizes the financial
responsibility many students take on to pursue their education, the
Student Finance team informs them about their educational progress and
borrowing limits to manage debt responsibly.
Beyond student, career and financial services, the university
continuously works to strengthen its faculty. "DeVry University has a
long history of offering students the benefit of studying with part-time
faculty members who are talented practitioners in their fields of
expertise. We believe it is important that we continue to develop a
strong core of full-time, highly credentialed faculty; having more
full-time faculty on staff will improve our student outcomes by boosting
the amount and quality of faculty time and attention available to
students," said Dr. Donna Loraine, provost and vice president of
The 2011-2012 report identifies new opportunities for improvement,
Launching the College of Continuing Education to serve a broader
Establishing an honors program to boost students' learning and
Evaluating new identity-authentication products to verify students'
identities for online courses
Commitment to academic quality, student services and improving
graduation rates are some of the areas the university continues to
improve and grow. At a time of continued economic uncertainty, DeVry
University provides students with high-quality, career-oriented degree
programs that prepare students for the new global economy.
To read the full 2011-2012 DeVry University Academic Annual Report,
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest, private sector
universities in North America, with more than 74,000 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 institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org.
DeVry University, a part of DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers
Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on
Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook (News - Alert) /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.
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