Devry

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DeVry University and DeVry Institute of Technology are divisions of DeVry, Inc. (NYSE: DV), a publicly held, for-profit higher education organization that is also the parent organization for Ross University, Apollo College, Western Career College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Becker Professional Review, and Advanced Academics, Inc. The school was founded in 1931 as the DeForest Training School, and officially became DeVry University in 2002. DeVry has an enrollment of 80,000+ undergraduate and graduate students. According to the university 237,000+ students have graduated since 1975. The university has more than 90 campuses throughout North America and confers degrees in technology, science, business, the arts, and management.

DeVry was founded in Chicago and opened in 1931 as the DeForest Training School, named after Lee DeForest, a colleague and friend of founder Dr. Herman A. DeVry. In 1953, the name changed to DeVry Technical Institute in dedication to its founder. In 1966 the school was acquired by the Bell and Howell company, and became part of its Education Group division. In 1985 The Bell & Howell Education Group became known as DeVry Institutes, which was sold to Keller-Taylor Corporation, parent company of the Keller Graduate School of Management in 1987 to become DeVry, Inc.. DeVry acquired Ohio Institute of Technology in 1968,

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  • Meaning: Derived from place-name Deverel.
  • Origin: English
  • Gender: Male


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