• Address: 2303 Dulles Station Blvd Mail stop 6E Herndon, VA 20171

  • Phone Number: 877-445-7180

  • Website: https://www.strayer.edu/


About

Dr. S. Irving Strayer opened the doors of Strayer’s Business College in Baltimore, Md., in 1892 and is a private for-profit type institution He was joined in this endeavor by Thomas W. Donoho.

The institution quickly became popular and, in 1904, Dr. Strayer and Mr. Donoho opened a second location in Washington, D.C. With the passage of federal income tax laws in 1913 and the resulting growth in the accounting field, the Washington branch of Strayer’s Business College assumed a leading role in graduating qualified professionals.


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Initially, the university was known as ‘Strayer's Business College’, and later changed to ‘Strayer College’. The university got its current name in the year 1998 after it was granted the university status. The is an online accredited university especially created for working professionals.

By 2011, the Jack Welch Management Institute became a part of Strayer University to offer executive education programs based on the leadership principles of Jack Welch, the former chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric.

It became an on-campus university in the year 1892 and since then it has expanded and now it has around 78 campuses around the United States. Strayer University Acceptance rate is 100% and has a GPA requirement is 2.75 on the scale of 4.

  • The main campus has over 6,247 students enrolled in the university which includes 1,791 full-time and 4,456 part-time students with the student-faculty ratio is 42:1.

  • Notable Alumni are Gen. Robert Magnus (retired Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps), Charles Mann(businessman and former NFL football player) and many more.

Strayer University Online

The online programs were started for the convenience of the students in the university and was designed keeping in mind the schedule and time limitations for the working professionals. The university uses artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, such as deploying Irving as a virtual assistant for helping the students.

All synchronous and asynchronous classes are conducted online. During the scheduled class periods offered synchronously, each class member accesses the University’s learning management system and is online in a conversational mode with the instructor and other class members. In this mode, the students have presented lectures, case studies, discussion questions, and problems; they interact with the instructor and other class members.  

Students in synchronous classes must meet during the posted time in order to post attendance.

Students are able to contact their instructor outside the scheduled online sessions by e-mail, telephone, or by scheduling personal meetings. A constant academic dialogue is maintained as students submit their assignments throughout the quarter and receive feedback from the instructor.

Students taking classes online must meet the same admission and financial aid requirements must observe the same policies and procedures and have the same access to student services and activities as those students taking classes in the traditional classroom environment.

  • The degrees and online programs offered by the university are flexible in nature, 24/7 accessible, and the programs are accredited. The university allows the convenience of transfer of credits.

  • The university offers 22 online programs across various majors like Accounting, Business Management, Nursing, Criminal Justice, Information Technology.

  •  Students are provided with unique university email ID which is used to login into the student portal. It is a page used by the students of the university to gain knowledge regarding their course to access the information regarding the events happening in the university. Blackboard is an online portal exclusively available for online students and faculties to interact.


Strayer University Reviews

Some of the reviews about the university are given below-

  • It is a great school. The faculty and staff are exceptional. Facilities always respond to any questions/concerns that are raised by students in a timely and professional manner.

  • The classes are great and the programs offered by the university are pretty good and industry-oriented. The online programs are good and the structure is flexible which is good for working professionals. The university is determined to help its students in every way possible, thus it provides various services and facilities to the students such as e-library, blackboard, financial aid, and many more.

  • Strayer university is just ideal because it is able to help students reach their professional goals! The professors have real-world knowledge and experiences. They use effective teaching methods able to spark an interesting discussion online. Besides, the free success and tutoring coach helps students to follow their individualized plan in order to complete the degree successfully.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Herndon, Virginia

FAFSA/Federal School Code

001459

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.strayer.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

The University’s Master of Education in Teacher Education was accredited in June 2013 by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). TEAC, now part of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

The National Security Agency’s (NSA) Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) has certified that Strayer University’s security curriculum has been reviewed by the Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation Review Committee (IACE) and determined that it meets national training standards for information systems security professionals and system administrators.

Institutional Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

Programmatic Accreditation

The Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on College Nursing Education (CCNE).

 

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 42: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 54 % Part Time: 40 %
Total Population 6,247
Student Population Full Time: 1,791 Part Time: 4,456
Gender Division Male: 41 % Female: 59 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 40 %

The College Monk

Female: 33 %

Total Graduation Rate: 37 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Strayer University offers 22 online programs across 9 Majors

Accounting

Offering 3 programs accross 3 degrees

Business Management

Offering 8 programs accross 3 degrees

Criminal Justice

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Nursing

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Systems

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Health Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Education

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Public Administration

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

Strayer University Admission Requirements 

Strayer University seeks students who have a desire for education in the fields of business, accounting, criminal justice, education, health care administration, human resource management, management, information systems and information technology, public administration or nursing. The university is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in the recruitment and admission of students, access to student financial assistance, and other student services and activities.

A student who wishes to take selected courses for personal and/or professional improvement may apply as a non-degree seeking student with an undeclared major at the undergraduate or graduate level. Every effort will be made to accommodate such students subject to prerequisites and enrollment limitations.

For Undergraduate Programs

  • Completion of an online application form and enrollment agreement.

  • Completion of high school or its equivalent.

  • Official transcripts.

  • Government-issued photo ID.


For Graduate Programs

  • Completion of an online application form and enrollment agreement.

  • Completion of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 2.5 GPA.

  • Official transcripts.

  • Government-issued photo ID.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university stands at the forefront when it comes to helping the students regarding the finances required to complete the courses offered. There are several types of financial aid offered to students such as grants, scholarships, and loans.

Other sources of financial assistance are often available. Some of these include Veterans benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation benefits, and employer sponsorships. A student should research all possible sources of financial aid.

The FAFSA form must be filled by the students to apply for various financial aids. Strayer University Federal school code is 001459. Contact the university for more information on Financial Aid provided. The Strayer University Financial Aid office number is 877-445-7180

  • The Federal Aids consists of grants like Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Pell Grant, and loans like Direct PLUS Loan, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

  • The Institutional Aids consists of grants like Law Enforcement Tuition Assistance Program and Scholarship like Legacy Scholarships.

  • Military aid like Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation, Yellow Ribbon Program and many more.

  • State aid includes grants like Pennsylvania State Grant Program and Florida Grants Program.

Federal Aid

Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct PLUS loan Varies Undergraduate and graduate students. U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. June 30th, 2019
DIrect Subsidized Loan Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Undergraduate students. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loan Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. June 30th, 2019
Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant Varies Undergraduate Students. Have not earned an undergraduate degree or a professional degree. Should not be incarcerated. June 30th, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Varies Undergraduate students. Studying in a college in Virginia. Enrolled in a Virginia college part-time or full-time. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Legacy Scholarship Varies All current Strayer students, alumni, and all other students who have taken a class within the past 12 months are eligible to refer. Student, any immediate family member of the student, or household member of the student may not be currently employed by the University. The student must enroll and begin classes in the Fall semester. Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
The Law Enforcement Tuition Assistance Program $750 Employed police officers, sheriffs, state troopers, rangers or corrections officers. Completed a basic law enforcement training program. Varies

Data Source: https://www.strayer.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill Varies Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Montgomery GI bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Veteran Vocational Rehabilitation Varies The student must have been injured while on active duty. Must receive Form VA-28-1905 from the VA Counseling Center. Varies
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) Varies Elected to make contributions from own military pay to participate in this education benefit program. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies

Data Source: https://www.strayer.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pennsylvania State Grant Program Varies Undergraduate State residents. Enrolled at least Half time. Varies
Florida Grants Program Varies Florida resident. Enrolled Half time. Varies

Data Source: https://www.strayer.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $25,954
$30,001 - $48,000 $24,299
$48,001 - $75,000 $29,544
$75,001 - $110,000 $28,528

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 41% $3,818
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 37% $4,551
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 33% $4,195
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 6% $5,564
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 34% $7,272
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 34% $7,272
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 24,993
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 1,472 $11,014
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 1,021 $10,495
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 451 $12,190

Data Source: https://www.strayer.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

FAQ's

  Does the college have an online learning platform for online courses?

The college has an online learning management system called Blackboard.

  What are the certificates required for admission?

The required certificates are:

  • Completion of online application form and enrollment agreement.

  • Completion of high school or its equivalent.

  • Official transcripts.

  • Government-issued photo ID

  What is the graduation rate at the university?

The graduation rate of the university is 37% for a bachelors degree completion.

  What are the majors offered for online courses?

The majors offered to online students are Business Management, Nursing, Accounting, Criminal Justice, Health Science, Education, Public Administration, Information Systems.

  Which institution accredited the college?

The college is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

  Is the college military friendly?

Yes, the college is military friendly.

  Does the college has a library?

The college has a library with widespread genre of books. The library has a 'AskYourLibrarian' portal to ask queries.

  Is the college public or private?

The college is a private-for-profit type of an institution.

  What is the total student population?

The university has a student population of approximately 6,247.

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