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DeSales University


#169

Online Undergraduate Program



DeSales University, located in Center Valley, Penn., is a private institution that was founded in 1964. This Catholic liberal arts university offers courses in a wide range of disciplines in a friendly, suburban institution providing personal attention, small class sizes and a feeling of community. Its supportive environment fosters both academic and spiritual growth.

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Quick Facts


First year offering online program: N/A
Online bachelor’s degree programs offered: 9

Tuition

Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $432
Tuition for in-state students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for out-of-state students (per credit): N/A

Students

Total online enrollment: N/A
N/A Male / N/A Female
Average student age: N/A

Admission

Application deadline (U.S. residents): N/A
N/A accepted

Financial Aid Available

Only federal aid is available

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Summary


School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: The DeSales University online bachelor's degree provides students flexibility and convenience, while offering curriculum alignment and quality identical to that of in-class courses. The program is fully supported by the institution (e.g., advising, library resources, help desk, etc.). All courses are subject to a defined quality assurance review process. Faculty members are asked to create a community of learners through a high degree of interaction with and between students.
Average class size: 14
Maximum class size: 25

Academics

3 year graduation rate (2012-2013): N/A
New student retention rate (2013): N/A
Most popular majors: N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A
Academic calendar: Semester
Online courses offered:116
Can earn degree entirely outside U.S.:Yes
Number of times per month faculty provide feedback to students on participation: N/A
Amount of courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students:Majority
Class participation graded:Yes
Number of times per week students must login to a typical course: N/A
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: No
Instructor response expected within (hours): N/A

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: Blackboard has a feature called Respondus, which locks down the browser (e.g., disables right mouse button, disables print, etc.). Instructors can set a time that allows for completion, but not for sifting through materials for answers. Exam question and response order can be randomized so no exams are identical. A variety of assessment tools are encouraged, as well as exam questions that require the application of knowledge, not simply fact. Completion of the exam can be forced without ability to backtrack. Submissions are time/date-stamped.

Faculty

Average online teaching experience: N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 17
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 24
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 11
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: All
Instructor office hours (weekly): 1
Faculty who have at least 1 year online teaching experience: N/A
Faculty who have at least 2 years online teaching experience: N/A
Faculty who have at least 3 years online teaching experience: N/A

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audioY, Live streaming videoY, Online chatroomsY, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual softwareY, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Cable
Required Internet connection: DSL
24-7 live tech support: No
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 6
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 1

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistance, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area network, Access to live librarianY, Access to digitized library materialsY, Mentoring, Technical supportY, Live tutoringY, Writing workshops

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: Middle Atlantic
Male: N/A
Female: N/A
American Indian: N/A
Asian: N/A
Black or African American: N/A
Hispanic: N/A
Two or more races: N/A
International: N/A
Pacific Islander: N/A
Unknown: N/A
White: N/A
Students 22 and younger: N/A
Students ages 23-39: 0%
Students 40 or older: 0%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: N/A
New entrants who are employed: N/A

Admission

Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
College uses SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for new applicants: No
ACT Composite Score: N/A
SAT Critical Reading average score: N/A
SAT Math average score: N/A
SAT Writing average score: N/A
Continuing online instruction education required: N/A
Application essay required: No
Accept transfer students: Yes
High school completion requirements: Diploma or GED required
Minimum high school GPA required: N/A

Military-Friendly

Institution is Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) member: Yes
Institution is GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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