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ERIC Number: ED457749
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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DeVry Institute of Technology: A Model for the 21st Century.
Hallongren, Eugene G.
This presentation describes the DeVry Institute of Technology, a four-year, regionally accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institution that provides career-oriented degrees in business and technology to a diverse student population. DeVry has filled this niche for 70 years and now has 18 Institutes in the United States and Canada educating nearly 44,000 students, 56% of whom are minorities. DeVry is an example of universally accessible higher education that has become a major outlet for community college students looking to pursue a four-year degree. DeVry works closely with community colleges to establish articulation agreements. The experiences of the DeVry Institute illustrate some problems in higher education that are relevant to other institutions. DeVry has made progress toward changing the perception that career-oriented institutions are simply training students and are not capable of providing a well rounded education. As the need for skilled workers increases, it is necessary to ensure that institutions that can provide this type of growth proceed smoothly. Of the utmost importance is the existence or creation of an environment open to alternative forms of education. Maintaining an open environment does not mean allowing every institution similar credit. DeVry takes accreditation very seriously. Another public issue the Institute has faced relates to financial aid. Currently more than 75% of DeVry students rely on some sort of financial aid. These issues have relevance in the United States and in Latin America as the Latin American system of private universities expands. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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