Strayer’s Business College was founded in 1892 by Dr. S. Irving Strayer. This first campus was located in Baltimore, Maryland. Twelve years later, in 1904, the college’s second campus opened in Washington D.C. The school’s name was changed to Strayer University (SU) in 1998 when it received its university status.
Since then, in 2011, the school has added the Jack Welch Management Institute. Through this school, the university offers the Executive MBA program that is endorsed by Jack Welch himself.
Strayer is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
SU is divided into three different colleges, The College of Business, The College of Information Systems and Arts and Sciences and the Jack Welch Management Institute.
Popular degrees and majors offered include:
- Computer Science:
- Computer/Information Sciences – General, Information Sciences/Systems
- Social Sciences:
- Business, Management, & Marketing:
- Accounting, Business Administration/Management and Marketing Management
Strayer is unique in its study options including an accelerated program, distance learning, double major options, internships and weekend college. There’s never a reason to feel alone in your studies either as the school offers academic support services like extensive undergraduate evening or early morning classes, a Learning Center, remedial instruction and tutoring.
The university also offers counseling and other types of support including, career counseling, employment and placement services, veterans counselors and disability services.
SU has an open access admissions policy so ACT and SAT scores are not required, however, undergraduate applicants must provide proof of receiving their high school diploma or its GED Equivalent. The school does not have a minimum GPA requirement for undergraduate admissions.
Admission into a master’s program requires proof of graduation from an accredited undergraduate school and has a minimum GPA requirement that can be found in the college handbook.
Admissions counselors are available to assist applicants with any questions they may have.
International students are encouraged to apply to SU as well and over 100 countries are represented among the student population.