About Strayer

At Strayer University, we’ve been educating working adults since 1892. That’s over 120 years of helping people earn their degrees and advance their lives.

Today, we know working adults are busier than ever. That’s why we make education work with their schedule. Not the other way around. We offer convenient campus locations close to home or work in many states across the country, evening and weekend campus hours, and the flexibility to learn online, anytime.

And we’re not just flexible. We’re accredited, respected, and recognized.

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the same organization that accredits universities like Georgetown, Columbia, Temple, Gettysburg College, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, Syracuse University, and the University of Maryland, accredits Strayer University.

Our student services, on-campus environment, online flexibility, and regional accreditation have helped over 100,000 students earn their undergraduate and graduate degrees. Now it’s your turn.


In the late 1800's, Dr. S. Irving Strayer realized that the business world was evolving. And that education wasn't keeping up. Working adults needed a focused education to help them further their careers and advance their lives. So, in 1892, he founded Strayer's Business College of Baltimore City.

120 years later, Strayer University is one of the largest accredited universities in America. Our campuses can be found in cities and suburbs across the country. We're also a leading online educator. In fact, we've been offering online courses since 1996. And we're still focused on educating adults with full-time careers, part-time jobs, active military service, and U.S. veteran status. That part will never change.



What's the role of a leader? Well, at Strayer University, our administrators, Board of Trustees, and Board of Directors are responsible for the strategic vision and financial strength of the University.

Why does that matter to you? Because their leadership ensures we stay true to our mission of providing an education that works for working adults. They make certain we're providing our students with constant and meaningful support, highly esteemed faculty, and continuously enhanced technology.

They're charged with not just seeing where higher education is going, but leading the way. Because at the end of the day, their job is to make sure the degree you earn makes a real difference.