DeVry University Releases Academic Annual Report

  DeVry University Releases Academic Annual Report

 Demonstrates commitment to student success through continuous improvement of
                    academic quality and student services

Business Wire

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. -- February 4, 2013

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 previous reports.

“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.”

Academic Quality

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.

Full-Time Faculty

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 academic affairs.

Other Improvements

The 2011-2012 report identifies new opportunities for improvement, including:

  *Launching the College of Continuing Education to serve a broader student
  *Establishing an honors program to boost students’ learning and engagement
  *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, visit:

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
programsonsite 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

DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning
Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 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 /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit


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