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DeVry University-Illinois

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DeVry University has several locations in Chicago including the Chicago campus, the Downtown campus and the O’Hare campus. The college offers both undergraduate and graduate programs that students may obtain while studying in one of five schools. Housing is available for full-time students and there are several financial aid options for students that need assistance with tuition.


The university offers students the opportunity to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from five colleges including Health Science, Engineering & Information Sciences, Liberal Arts & Science, Media Arts & Technology, and Business & Management.

Students studying in the college of Business & Management choose from such programs as an associate’s degree in accounting or a bachelor’s degree in technical management or business administration. There are also several master’s programs available. In addition to standard degrees, there are also several areas of specialization within the degree programs including criminal justice, hospitality management and sales and marketing.

For those interested in studying in the College of Engineering & Information Science, there are a variety of degrees including associate’s degrees in areas such as network systems administration. There are several bachelor’s programs including programs like computer engineering technology, games and simulation programming and network and communications management. There are also master’s programs and specializations within the bachelor’s programs. The game and sims degree in particular is a rare area of study that is difficult to find at other universities.

The College of Health Sciences offers a singular bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science as well as associate degrees in health information technology and electroneurodiagnostic technology. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences provides several bachelor’s and master’s programs. Both the Justice Administration and the Liberal Studies degrees include specialization options.

Finally, the College of Media Arts and Technology offers an associate’s in Web Graphic Design and a bachelor’s in multimedia design and development with several different specializations.


Admissions are non-competitive. Students wishing to attend need only follow a simple three-step process. To begin, students need to complete and submit the application along with the application fee. The application may be completed online or printed off and mailed in.

Next, official academic transcripts need to be sent to the admissions office. Finally, after the application is received, an admissions representative will contact the student to discuss career goals, available programs financial aid and housing opportunities. Once the student is accepted, an invitation to orientation will be issued.

DeVry also proudly accepts the GI Bill and provides excellent programs for veterans and those currently serving in the military.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office offers numerous aid options including traditional scholarships, grants and subsidized loans. In addition to these programs, In addition to these options, students may pay half of their expenses upfront then participate in a payment plan for the remainder. The university also offers an employer billing program for students whose employers are paying tuition for them.

In order to be considered for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Financial Aid that is available online starting in January every year. Financial information for both students and families is required in order to complete the application.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 1791st for the average student loan amount.
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Many students graduate to work at such companies as AT&T, GE, Boeing and Motorola because the college offers a world-class education available to students via traditional classroom training or online coursework. Entire degrees may be earned online so that students may continue to work and take care of their families while obtaining an education.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Student Graduation Demographics


Although the university doesn’t have an intercollegiate athletics association,students interested in participating in sports have the opportunity to do so via the EDGE Sports Program. This is a co-educational program that offers intramural sports including basketball (Trailblazers), flag football, soccer, volleyball and softball. There is also a bowling team called the Rockers.

Students also have the opportunity to suggest new sports and may assist with starting a new club if they are interested in doing so.

Additional School Information

The University Sponsored Housing Program offers students the opportunity to obtain affordable, all-inclusive housing that is convenient to class. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must pass a background check and submit a $250 refundable security deposit prior to moving in.

Though there are no Greek social organizations, there are many student organizations and clubs that offer students the chance to interact and be active in campus life. Some of these organizations are academic and some are social but all are interesting and fun!

The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the entire student body. Members are voted in and serve to maintain open channels of communication between students and administration and promote leadership skills.

There are also numerous other clubs and organizations including the Alpha Chi and Tau Alpha Pi honor societies, the Ace Renegades who are dedicated to helping students with various design projects and the AITP, which is a worldwide society of information technology professionals.

Information Summary

Ranks 141st in Illinois and 3929th overall
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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 12,408 0.46
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 431 0.02
Forcible Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 13,975 0.52
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 26,420 0.98
Larceny 72,373 2.68
Vehicle theft 19,446 0.72

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Chicago, IL 60618-5994
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population98,147 (98,147 urban / N/A rural)
Households34,989 (2.80 people per house)
Median Household Income$41,355
Families21,935 (3.49 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
UndergraduateProfessions focus, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate professional (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentHigh undergraduate
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringMaster's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1705

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 2356th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $16,076 $16,076 $16,076
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $80 $80 $80
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $609 $609 $609
FT Graduate Tuition $18,384 $18,384 $18,384
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $766 $766 $766
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $17,235 $17,235 $17,235
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $27,417 $27,417 $27,417
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $20,983 $20,983 $20,983

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $14,826 $15,188 $14,826 $15,188 $14,826 $15,188
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,310(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,422 $10,193
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $6,230 $5,703
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $6,230 $5,703

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$40
Graduate Application Fee$40
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 5,795 (2,873 male / 2,922 female)
Admitted 4,236 (2,142 male / 2,094 female)
Admission rate 73%
First-time Enrollment 3,955 (1,989 male / 1,966 female)
FT Enrollment 880 (436 male / 444 female)
PT Enrollment 3,075 (1,553 male / 1,522 female)
Total Enrollment24,246

Admission Criteria

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 696th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $80,604 ($81,814 male / $63,332 female)
Number of FT Faculty 151 (111 male / 40 female)
Number of PT Faculty 3,206
FT Faculty Ratio 0.0 : 1
Total Benefits N/A

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DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. DeVry University operates as DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta. DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. AC0060. DeVry University is authorized for operation by the THEC. www.state.tn.us/thec. Nashville Campus - 3343 Perimeter Hill Dr., Nashville, TN 37211
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