DeVry University (/dəˈvraɪ/) was a for-profit college based in the United States. The school was founded in 1931 by Herman A. DeVry as DeForest Training School and officially became DeVry University in 2002. As of 31 March 2018,[update] DeVry reports an undergraduate enrollment of 17,936 and a graduate school enrollment of 7,299—a total of 25,235 students.
DeVry University has been involved in numerous investigations, lawsuits, and settlements, mostly over inflated claims about the employment rates and salaries of its graduates, but also over education quality and loan practices.
The university is—like many other for-profit education institutions—a division of Adtalem Global Education, formerly known as DeVry Education Group, whose CEO is Lisa Wardell. Since February 2002,[update] DeVry University has been regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. In December 2017, Adtalem announced that it would be selling DeVry University to Cogswell Education (a division of Palm Ventures); the details of the deal remain[update] unclear. DeVry is currently listed as "discontinued operations" in Adtalem's balance sheet.
* Description and images provided by
CC-BY-SA 3.0 license