120 years. That’s how long Strayer University has been successfully educating working adults. Through the years we've grown to become a well-respected national university with more than 65,000 graduates. Today Strayer students benefit from high-demand programs in the fastest-growing fields that include Business, Technology, and Education. In addition to these programs, skillful faculty members and academic excellence help students set the stage for career advancement.
Strayer University makes high-quality, post-secondary education accessible to adults of diverse backgrounds and fosters their intellectual growth and professional success.
The core values of our institution include:
- Academic quality – We provide academically rigorous programs and experiences for adult learners.
- Student success – We provide opportunities and supportive learning environments to enable adult learners to achieve their academic and professional goals.
- Educational access – We make post-secondary education available to a diverse population of qualified adult learners.
Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. 267-284-5000), which is one of the six regional accrediting bodies in the United States. The Commission is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. http://www.msche.org
Strayer University's Timeline
- Dr. S. Irving Strayer founded Strayer's Business College in 1892 in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1904, we established our second campus in Washington, D.C.
- Strayer College was licensed to grant Bachelor of Science degrees in 1969.
- We were accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and opened our first campus in Virginia in 1981.
- In 1987, we were authorized to award master’s degrees.
- 1996 was a landmark year – we started offering classes online.
- We've been known as Strayer Business School, Strayer Junior College, and Strayer College. Upon earning university status in 1998, we became Strayer University.
- In the 120 years since we first opened our doors, the expansion of our footprint and the breadth of our offering has continued to grow, to 100 campuses and more than 65,000 graduates.
- In 2011, we acquired the Jack Welch Management Institute, and we now offer an Executive MBA program that is endorsed and spearheaded by the legendary CEO himself.