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Drexel University


#37

Online Undergraduate Program


#13

Online Undergraduate Program - Veterans


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Quick Facts


First year offering online program: 2003-2004
Online bachelor’s degree programs offered: 16

Tuition

Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $707
Tuition for in-state students (per credit): N/A
Tuition for out-of-state students (per credit): N/A

Students

Total online enrollment: 2,370
24% Male / 76% Female
Average student age: 35

Admission

Application deadline (U.S. residents): September 5
63% accepted

Financial Aid Available

Only federal aid is available

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Summary


School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: Drexel University Online provides accredited online bachelor degrees and accelerated online bachelor degree programs for traditional students and working professionals in a variety of disciplines. Students may take advantage of our partnerships with leading employers to receive special tuition rates and academic credits for work-related educational experiences. Special tuition rates also available for active-duty military, veterans, and their families.
Average class size: 19
Maximum class size: 25

Academics

3 year graduation rate (2012-2013): 19%
New student retention rate (2013): 76%
Most popular majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, General Studies, Business Administration and Management, General, Psychology, General, Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Academic calendar: Quarter
Online courses offered:642
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: Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24

Academic Integrity

Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments: Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity: A variety of strategies are used by the various academic units. At minimum, coursework is done in Blackboard, a password-protected system. Other tactics used by academic units include: video monitoring, anti-plagiarism software, multiple assessment strategies, signed affidavits, etc.

Faculty

Average online teaching experience: 2 years
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 6
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 98
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 167
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 7
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 107
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Instructor office hours (weekly): N/A
Faculty who have at least 1 year online teaching experience: 73%
Faculty who have at least 2 years online teaching experience: 51%
Faculty who have at least 3 years online teaching experience: 36%

Online learning tools

Bulletin boardsY, Live streaming audio, Live streaming video, Online chatrooms, Online labsY, Recorded audioY, Recorded videoY, Skype or other visual software, SimulationsY, Web conferencing (webinars)Y

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: DSL
Required Internet connection: 56k
24-7 live tech support: Yes
Online course development: In-house
Courses designed by certified instructional designers: Yes
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 30
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: 0

Student Services

Academic advisingY, BookstoreY, Career placement assistanceY, Email addressY, Financial aid office/servicesY, Local area network, Access to live librarian, Access to digitized library materialsY, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoring, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: Middle Atlantic
Male: 557
Female: 1,813
American Indian: 0.3%
Asian: 3.0%
Black or African American: 12.5%
Hispanic: 5.0%
Two or more races: 2.7%
International: 1.6%
Pacific Islander: 0.1%
Unknown: 5.7%
White: 69.1%
Students 22 and younger: 5%
Students ages 23-39: 66%
Students 40 or older: 29%
New entrants who are first-time freshman: 0%
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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