DeSales University

Online Undergraduate Program


Online Undergraduate Program - Veterans

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: 2005-2006
First year offering online program: 13


Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $446
In-state, out-of-district tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A
Out-of-state tuition for U.S. students (per credit): N/A


Total online enrollment: 127
35% Male / 65% Female
Average student age: 35


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

Financial Aid Available

Only federal aid is available

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School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program:
Average class size: 17
Maximum class size: 27


New student retention rate (2014): N/A
Most popular majors: Criminal Justice/Safety Studies, Business Administration and Management, General, Finance, General, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Academic calendar: Other
Online courses offered:107
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:None
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
Class Size:

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. Papers can be run through SafeAssign, a quite effective plagiarism-detection tool. Submissions are time/date-stamped.
Standardized copyright policy for course materials: No


Average online teaching experience: N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 16
Full-time faculty with terminal degree: 16
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 19
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 0
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 13
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Weekly office hours: 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 software, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y
ADA compliance:

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: DSL
Required Internet connection: DSL
24-7 live tech support: Yes
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 11
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 2

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistanceY, 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: 44
Female: 83
International students:
Students 22 and younger: 5%
Students ages 23-39: 62%
Students 40 or older: 33%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 6%
New entrants who are employed: 38%


Admissions requirements same as campus-based students' requirements: Yes
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


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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