EDUCATION PROGRAMSOnline and Classroom-Based Programs:
Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Baltimore, Maryland, is a private, for-profit educational institution. The Strayer University campuses are owned by Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA), headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.
Strayer University specializes in higher education for working adults seeking career advancement. Currently, there are approximately 60,000 students enrolled at Strayer University. Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Strayer University has 91 campuses, to include locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, and Wisconsin. They offer evening and weekend classes on campus, plus online classes. Students can take advantage of any combination of online and onsite classes as suits their needs.
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). They are also approved and licensed by each state where campuses are located.
Strayer offers undergraduate certificates in accounting, business administration, and information systems in their online education program. They also offer undergraduate diplomas in accounting, acquisition and contract management, and information system. Strayer also offers standard associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees, mostly in areas of business. An Executive Graduate Certificate is also available in business administration, information systems, and accounting.
The majority of the programs offered at Strayer University online are in the areas of business and information systems; however, the university also offers online degrees in criminal justice, economics, and general studies at the undergraduate level. At the graduate level, Strayer also offers a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Education, Master of Health Services Administration, and Master of Public Administration as well as the Master of Science in Accounting and in Information Systems.
Strayer University offers a lot of flexibility since their target audience is working adults. They have 70 campuses across the southeast as well as in Utah and Texas. They offer evening and weekend classes on campus, plus online classes. Students can take advantage of any combination of online and onsite classes as suits their needs.
Tuition & Financial Aid:
The tuition and fees for Strayer are average for an online education program. Textbooks and supplies are not included in the cost of tuition so that is an added consideration when looking at total cost. Strayer offers several forms of financial assistance based on student need and availability. Federal grants and loans are available for students who qualify. Also, many companies provide employer tuition assistance by reimbursing all or part of tuition costs to the employee/student, so check with your human resource department to see if your company offers this option. There are many opportunities available for active duty military and veterans as well. Finally, there are scholarships and private loans which can help finance your education. Contact Strayer’s Business Office to help identify and understand all the financial aid options available to you.