As a bachelorâ€™s degree wielding graduate of DeVry University (phoenix campus, incidentally), I can confirm that DeVry is now a fully accredited university that requires all of the courses required by most state universities to acquire a 4 year degree (English, Math, Science, etc.). The tuition costs are substantial, just like a state university and the quality of the professors varies as much as it does at other schools. Teaching staff ranged from sub-par (in my humble opinion) to stellar. I stayed with DeVry because I could get a CIS degree while working full time. DeVry of phoenix has made great strides to organize their operation and the administration staff is very helpful.
Is DeVry for everyone? Maybe not. Thatâ€™s a personal decision. Visit the school, get more information, figure out financing, and then decide if you should do it. As I said before, DeVry isnâ€™t cheap for a 4 year degree â€“ I would highly recommend taking classes at a local community college and transferring in as much as possible. DeVryâ€™s administration staff can tell you if a certain class will transfer for credit.
My two cents: Itâ€™s not a bad way to go. I finished my 4 year Computer Info Systems degree at DeVry in March (magna cum laude) and now (July) Iâ€™m working for a Fortune 500 company as a Database Administrator.
Oh, please. You created an account for this one sole purpose? Looking at your post count of 1 indicates you are one of those DeVry employees coming in here to do damage control. I have two points of contention.
1. You claim that the quality of professors varies. This may be true, however the professors at normal universities are far more qualified, in general, to teach. They have doctorates in their field. They are not just people pulled off the streets and claimed to be "experts" in their fields. I'm sure there are some DeVry and ITT instructors that are good; but they are a not the norm.
2. You claim that the tuition rate is comparable to state schools. Again, wrong. If you compare it to out-of-state tuition then I would agree with you. But you can easily stay within your state and get a far better deal and education. For example, I will use my state.
At first the numbers look good right? Look deeper. The state schools include housing in dorms. If you remove that from the equation and live off-campus you can cut those costs by half. DeVry and ITT on the hand does not and the entire amount is the tuition. So if you factor in the fact that you have to pay over $15,000 without even including housing you are paying an astronomical amount. You can also make it an even better deal by going to a community college and then transferring to one of these schools.
Every thread I see regarding ITT or DeVry I see people like you who defend them and then rattle off how they live comfortably now and are working for a Fortune 500 company, yada yada. It's like you guys have a template for posts. I won't argue that some manage to make a life for themselves with this education. However, just looking at the number of complaints, law suits, and just common sense let's me know that, overall, these schools are more interested in your money and not your education.