Strayer University

Strayer University offers affordable options for students interested in earning an associate, bachelor's or master's degree. Keep reading to learn more what Strayer University has to offer to students.

Strayer University Overview

Strayer University, founded as a Maryland business college in 1892, focuses on adult education. The university stresses four areas that it wishes to excel in. First, the university tries to make education affordable through a variety of scholarships, grants and low-cost loans; second, the university makes education convenient through well-placed campuses and flexible class schedules, as well as online classes. The university also stresses quality and is proud of its accreditation and licensing in each state where a campus is located. The final area involves the university's insistence on providing every possible support to students.

Students may earn credit for certain courses by receiving adequate scores on either the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST) tests. The university gives both of these exams.

Students enrolled at Strayer University in bachelor's degree programs are automatically qualified for and enrolled in their Graduation Fund.* Through this program, students can have up to 25% of their tuition costs covered. For every three undergraduate courses a student completes, the university will cover the costs of one future course.

Admissions and Enrollment Overview

Application to Strayer University may be made online or by paper (forms will be sent by the admissions office of the campus involved) and includes an admissions fee. Documents proving high school graduation or equivalence must be sent. Before the student's first registration, English and mathematics proficiency exams must be taken; certain courses may be waived as a result of these scores.

Campus Facilities and Learning Environment

Each of the more than 100 Strayer University campuses has administrative and academic offices. Provided are offices for counselors and instructors, classrooms, library resources, a student break area and at least two computer labs--an open computer lab and a teaching lab. The computer labs have access to a wide variety of online databases; the lab is always staffed by a lab monitor who aids students needing help with programs or the Internet.

The combined university libraries include 800 subscriptions to periodicals, about 85,000 books and 1,500 audio-visuals. By means of the online library catalog, books can be requested and received quickly from any of the Learning Resource Centers.

Programs at Strayer University

  • General Studies
  • Education
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Acquisition and Contract Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Administration
  • Health Services Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Information Systems

School Contact Information

  • Address: 1133 15th St. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20005
  • Telephone: (202) 408-2400

Developmental Courses are excluded from this program. Fund must be redeemed for the final courses leading to a bachelor's degree. Successful completion means earning the grade required by the curriculum as outlined in the Strayer University Catalog.

Tuition credit earned only after successfully completing courses and could be lost if you do not take courses for two consecutive quarters.

Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Commission, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, is located at 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 267.284.5000.

Strayer University's School of Business is proud to be a candidate for ACBSP accreditation. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) is a leading specialized accreditation association for business education that supports, celebrates, and rewards teaching excellence. ACBSP acknowledges the importance of scholarly research and inquiry and believes that such activities facilitate improved teaching. And further, ACBSP encourages faculty involvement within the contemporary business world to enhance the quality of classroom instruction and to contribute to student learning.