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Strayer University-District of Columbia

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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.

Most Popular Fields of Study


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.

Financial Aid

Financial aid will be considered upon completion of the FAFSA. Financial aid for students is readily accessible at this school. Similarly, need based financial aid distribution is determined through Academics, Minority Status, Leadership and State/District Residency.

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The school is situated in a downtown urban setting (over 500,000) and offers all the excitement of living in a big city. It is a commuter campus with the vast majority of students being from in-state locations.

Within the campus itself, there are many dining options and a student lounge for studying and socializing with fellow students.

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Student Graduation Demographics

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,949 0.48
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 108 0.02
Forcible Rape 172 0.03
Robbery 3,756 0.61
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,849 0.62
Larceny 20,124 3.26
Vehicle theft 4,339 0.70

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Washington, DC 20005
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population10,610 (10,610 urban / N/A rural)
Households6,266 (1.67 people per house)
Median Household Income$31,352
Families1,314 (3.00 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentMajority undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemQuarter
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1198

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2447th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $15,300 $15,300 $15,300
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $195 $195 $195
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $394 $394 $394
FT Graduate Tuition $13,950 $13,950 $13,950
FT Graduate Required Fees $195 $195 $195
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $517 $517 $517
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $16,845 $16,845 $16,845
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $32,064 $32,064 $32,064
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $21,147 $21,147 $21,147

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $14,805 $14,985 $14,805 $14,985 $14,805 $14,985
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,350 $2,350
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,917(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,302(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,302(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 27 252 14 6 22 24 355
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 7 1 3 11
Accounting and Business/Management 17 2 19
Accounting and Finance 11 1 3 2 17
Business Administration and Management, General 14 61 3 1 5 6 92
Business/Commerce, General 6 79 2 2 4 6 103
Computer Support Specialist 4 4
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 1 8 1 12
Criminal Justice/Police Science 5 1 7
Economics, General 1 1 2
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other 9 1 1 2 13
Health/Health Care Administration/Management 1 7 1 1 10
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 1 7 1 1 1 11
Information Science/Studies 1 25 1 2 6 36
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce 1 1 1 3
Marketing, Other
Organizational Leadership 3 1 4
Public Administration 1 6 1 1 9
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 2 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1008th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $74,805 ($107,147 male / $58,496 female)
Number of FT Faculty 8 (2 male / 6 female)
Number of PT Faculty 89
FT Faculty Ratio 0.1 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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Brooke Bright graduated with her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She currently resides with her family in Northern Illinois. When she is not chasing her two sons around you can find her organizing something or reading a mystery novel.

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