Roosevelt University was established as Thomas Jefferson College in 1945, when Edward Sparling, the YMCA College president in Chicago, vowed to create an independent, coeducational institute of higher learning. The famous Auditorium Building at Chicago was sold to the university for $1 in 1947.
Established at a time when minorities were denied higher education benefits, Roosevelt University believes in providing education that is fair and honest. It is home to a wide mix of students who come from all ethnicities seeking great education.
Roosevelt University currently six colleges:
Apart from traditional undergraduate and graduate programs, students can also enroll in fast track degrees and certificate programs.
The university is renowned for its music and performing arts programs such as Bachelor of Music in jazz and contemporary music and Master of Arts in Theater and Theater Directing.
Roosevelt offers several online degree and certificate programs in criminal justice, psychology, human resources, and liberal studies.