DeVry Education Group Congratulates Illinois Alumni – Class of 2013
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DeVry Education Group congratulates the 9151 alumni in DeVry University’s 2012-2013 graduating classes who are also Illinois high school graduates. Ninety-two percent of those grads actively seeking employment were hired within six months of graduation in their field of study,2 many by dozens of industry-leading companies and organizations across Chicagoland, including AT&T, Comcast, Chase and GE Healthcare.
“From the impressive list of employers that hire them, we know that students who graduate from an Illinois high school and DeVry University represent an important segment of our region’s workforce.”
Many Illinois high school graduates are finding success as college graduates, with those who have pursued career-focused degrees faring particularly well after college. Because the U.S. faces a serious shortage of skilled workers, job opportunities exist even in these difficult economic times – especially in high-demand fields such as accounting, healthcare and technology, where leading companies compete to hire recent college graduates.
“Founded in Chicago more than 80 years ago, DeVry University has always been honored to help thousands of Illinois high school alumni further their education and launch their careers,” said David J. Pauldine, president of DeVry University. “From the impressive list of employers that hire them, we know that students who graduate from an Illinois high school and DeVry University represent an important segment of our region’s workforce.”
With more than 250,000 alumni nationwide since 1975, DeVry University has helped thousands of graduates launch, change or advance their careers. DeVry University is intensely focused on its students’ career success, providing exceptional care and attention, and delivering quality, real-world degree programs with speed and flexibility.
DeVry University has nine locations in the Chicago area. The university’s five colleges are focused on today’s more relevant areas of study, offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs and specializations in more than 40 growing fields. DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management offers an online MBA and graduate degree programs in 16 distinct areas of concentration.
About DeVry University
Founded in 1931, DeVry University is one of the largest private-sector universities in North America. The university’s mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. With more than 90 locations, DeVry University delivers practitioner-oriented undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online that meet the needs of a diverse and geographically dispersed student population. Home to five colleges of study, including Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences and Media Arts & Technology, DeVry University’s outstanding faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing students with real-world experiences that prepare them for high-growth careers.
DeVry University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, www.ncahlc.org. DeVry University, a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), is based in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information about DeVry University, find us on Twitter @DeVryUniv, Facebook /DEVRYUNIVERSITY or visit newsroom.devry.edu.
About DeVry Education Group
The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a global provider of educational services and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Carrington College, Carrington College California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry University, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. These institutions offer a wide array of programs in business, healthcare, technology, accounting and finance. For more information, please visit www.devryeducationgroup.com.
1 DeVry University degree completers during FY13 with an
official Illinois high school record
2 DeVry Education Group data