Drexel University


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Online Undergraduate Program


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Online Undergraduate Program - Veterans


Located in Philadelphia, Drexel University is a private institution founded in 1891. It began offering online degree programs in 2003. There are about 30 fraternities and sororities at Drexel, and there also are more than 400 clubs and organizations. The university’s sports teams are known as the Dragons and compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association. Prominent alumni include Meinhardt Raabe, who was the Munchkin coroner in “The Wizard of Oz,” and ESPN anchor Chris McKendry.

 

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Quick Facts


First year offering online program: 2003-2004
Online bachelor’s degree programs offered: 11

Tuition

Tuition for U.S. students (per credit): $502
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

Students

Total online enrollment: 2,329
22% Male / 78% Female
Average student age: 36

Admission

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

Financial Aid Available

Both institutional and federal aid are available

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Summary


School Details

Institutional control: Private
About the online program: Drexel University is nationally-renowned for practical, hands-on education, using over 2,500 corporate relationships to merge online degree programs with real world job demands. Drexel’s online bachelor’s degrees are ideal for community college students, professionals with associate’s degrees, or those seeking an advanced education that gets noticed. The University’s bachelor’s programs emphasize inventive thinking and experiential coursework to prepare students to become leaders in their field.
Average class size: 22
Maximum class size: 25

Academics

New student retention rate (2014): 77%
Most popular majors: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse, General Studies, Health/Health Care Administration/Management, Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance, Psychology, General
Academic calendar: Quarter
Online courses offered:1,027
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: 4
Expectation that instructors will respond to questions within specific timeframe: Yes
Instructor response expected within (hours): 24
Graduation Rate:

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.
Standardized copyright policy for course materials: N/A

Faculty

Average online teaching experience: N/A
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 11
Full-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 115
Full-time faculty with terminal degree: 123
Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online: 199
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's: 7
Part-time faculty with a doctorate degree: 6
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus: Majority
Weekly office hours: N/A

Online learning tools

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

Technology & Support

Recommended Internet connection: Cable
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: N/A
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty: N/A

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, MentoringY, Technical supportY, Live tutoring, Writing workshopsY

Student Body

Region from which most U.S. students come: N/A
Male: 510
Female: 1,819
International students:
Students 22 and younger: 4%
Students ages 23-39: 60%
Students 40 or older: 36%
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
Continuing online instruction education required: Yes
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 GI Bill certified: Yes
Institution Participates in Yellow Ribbon Program: Yes
In-state tuition for all military veterans: N/A

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