Strayer University is a leading university dedicated to making it convenient and affordable for students while maintaining high quality standards of education. Strayer University helps working adults continue their education in order to advance their careers.
Strayer is a university where students share classes with people who have world perspective. The average age of a Strayer University student is 34, and most work full time while continuing their education. Flexible class schedules make it easy to fit education into busy lives. Campus classes take place during evening and weekend hours.
Strayer University hosts more than 36,000 students from across the United States and around the world.
In 1892, S. Irving Strayer founded the small Maryland College, Strayer’s Business College of Baltimore City. In 1969, the school was renamed Strayer College when it received licensure to grant the Bachelor of Science degree. In 1987, Strayer was given approval to grant the Master of Science degree. In 1996, Strayer Education, Inc. was established to take Strayer College public. This expansion included the creation of Strayer University Online, an online college, in Newington, Virginia. In 1998, Strayer College was granted university status by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission and became Strayer University.
Strayer University offers a wide range of degrees, programs and certificates to meet the diverse needs of its students.
Undergraduate Certificate (27 credit hours of course work) The Undergraduate Certificate is designed to provide basic training in a student’s field of study. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required to enroll in this program.
Undergraduate Diploma (45 to 54 credit hours of course work) The Undergraduate Diploma provides academic work in a student’s area of study. Students may enter an Undergraduate Diploma program in order to acquire the necessary education to change careers. Additionally, a student with the ultimate goal of an associate or bachelor’s degree may opt to take these courses first. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) or higher is required to enroll in this program.
Associate in Arts (90 credit hours of course work) The Associate in Arts degree program provides college-level training in a chosen field of study, along with some work in the arts and sciences. This degree can often be used to meet half of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required to enroll in this program.
Bachelor of Business Administration (180 credit hours of work) The Bachelor of Business Administration degree program prepares graduates for a variety wide of managerial positions in business, government, and non-profit organizations. Business administration students can choose from ten concentrations to meet their career and educational goals. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required to enroll in this program.
Bachelor of Science (180 credit hours of course work) The Bachelor of Science degree program provides extensive instruction, along with substantial work in the arts and sciences. It is possible to earn half of the required credit hours through completing an Associate in Arts degree. A high school diploma (or U.S. equivalent) is required to enroll in this program.
Master of Business Administration (54 credit hours of graduate-level course work) The Master of Business Administration degree program prepares adult students for the emerging knowledge economy while emphasizing the latest concepts, practices, and skills in the current changing marketplace. MBA students can choose from seven concentrations to meet their career and educational goals. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.
Master of Education (54 credit hours of graduate-level course work) The Master of Education program is designed for individuals involved in any aspect of education, training, development, and human resources. By combining the latest information technology tools, and business and education skills, the program provides students with essential tools that can be applied to classroom situations, education management, and administrative challenges. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.
Master of Health Services Administration (54 credit hours of graduate-level course work) The Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) program prepares graduates to manage and direct the business aspects of today’s health services organizations. Many graduates work as hospital administrators, healthcare managers, managed healthcare plan coordinators, short and long-term residential facilities managers, and medical records and health information technicians. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.
Master of Public Administration (54 credit hours of graduate-level course work) The Master of Public Administration (MPA) provides the knowledge needed to advance in government or not-for-profit organizations, with an emphasis on public awareness as well as practical knowledge. The MPA incorporates conflict resolution and emphasizes quality business practices and management theories. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.
Master of Science (54 credit hours of graduate-level course work) The Master of Science degree program requires advanced work and research the chosen area of study to help obtain mid to upper-level management positions. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program.
Executive Graduate Certificate (27 credit hours of graduate-level course work) The Executive Graduate Certificate is a program for advanced academic work concentrating on a specific occupational area. Students obtaining a master’s degree often use this program to acquire more in-depth training. A bachelor’s degree or U.S. equivalent is required to enroll in this program. Executive graduate certificates include: Business Administration, Information Systems, and Professional Accounting.
Strayer University currently offers the following degrees and programs: Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Health Services Administration, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Information Systems, and Master of Science in Professional Accounting.
Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees
Strayer’s Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees include: Acquisition and Contract Management, Banking, E-Business, Finance, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Resource Management, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, and Retail Management. Bachelor of Science Degrees
Strayer’s Bachelor of Science degrees include: Accounting, Economics Information Systems, and International Business. Associate in Arts Degrees
Associates in Arts Degrees include: Accounting, Acquisition and Contract Management, Business Administration, Economics, General Studies, Information Systems, and Marketing. Undergraduate Diplomas
Undergraduate diplomas include: Accounting, Acquisition and Contract Management Information Systems, Computer Security, Database Developer, Database Management Homeland Security and Information Systems, Internetworking Technology, Network Programming, Security Administration, as well as Web Development. Undergraduate Certificates
Undergraduate certificate programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, and Information Systems. Program availability may vary by state. Campuses
Over the last 115 years, Strayer has expanded to over 55 campuses in the District of Columbia and 11 states, including Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Strayer University is involved in a number of financial aid programs that include: Federal Grants and Loans, Veterans Educational Benefits, Employer Tuition Assistance, and Private Loans. Federal financial aid is available for those who qualify.
Strayer offers a number of scholarships that include: The Bailey Family Foundation Scholarship, Active-Duty Military Scholarship programs, and much more.
Strayer Online Financial Aid (SOFA) SOFA is a resource for financial aid information and applications for federal student aid.
Tuition and Fees
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