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Devry University or University of Phoenix?

I have already chose to do online school.

I know devry is regionally accredited. also if I go online they act as if I am attending the campus close to me, so when i would apply to jobs I would put devry university columbus, OH, even tho I would be doing everything online.

I am stuck between the two of them and I can’t decide which one I should attend?

which one would you go to?

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3 Responses to “Devry University or University of Phoenix?”

  1. Chuckles says:

    Neither one. Employers still will scoff at a DeVry degree. Go to the online division of a legitimate school like your state university.

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  3. Gregg DesElms says:

    There are MANY other online schools… and by that I mean, fully accredited, reputable, rigorous, and wothy of being on your resume.

    For some reason, you’ve chosen two of the online schools out there which, despite their being regionally accredited, have a little bit of a bad reputation.

    Of the two of them, DeVry, in my opinion, has the better reputation. But that’s only because University of Phoenix (UOP) has actually engaged in untoward behavior in the past; whereas DeVry has simply somehow gotten the reputation for not being as rigorous in some areas as it should. UOP also has a reputation for being an inordinately "easy" school (which grossly overcharges), and so there are actually some HR managers which will toss resumes with UOP on them right into the trash. There are considerably fewer HR managers that would similarly treat a resume with DeVry on it.

    It’s really a shame, though, because they’re both regionally accredited an so are at least good enough for that designation. But for whatever reason, both schools — but particularly UOP — are disrespected both in the workplace, and by other regionally-accredited schools being asked to accept degrees from them as requisite to said other regionally-accredited school’s higher level degree program.

    So I would think twice about either of these schools… especially UOP. If you insist on choosing between the two, choose DeVry. Just my advice… take it for whatever it’s worth.

    Before enrolling in ANY of the big, commercial online schools, however, you really owe it to yourself to view the following hour-long episode of PBS’s "Frontline."

    PBS Frontline: College, Inc

    What the commercial, for-profit, big-money-making colleges/universities are doing is shameful, as you’ll see in that program. Sadly, many (most certainly not all, but certainly many) of the fully-online (or other distance learning modality) programs out there are at for-profit (in my opinion, profiteering) schools.

    There are, however, gratefully, private and non-profit (and even a handful of for-profit) schools out there will fully online (or by other distance learning modality) programs out there which don’t cost so much, and during which the student may enjoy not being jerked around like students at most for-profit schools tend to be. If you can, try to find one of those, instead of either DeVry or UOP, and at least compare them, apples to apples and oranges to oranges, to see if you can do better, for less.

    Don’t forget, also, that an online (or other distance learning modality) degree from a non-US country can also be VERY useful… and often costs much, much less than its US equivalent. As long as the non-US country from which you get the degree has a culture of educational accountability that’s similar to the US’s; and as long as the college/university or its degree is "accredited" in its own country in the same way that schools in the US are "regionally" accredited; and as long as the degree from the non-US country may be used in said country for purposes of employment and/or licensure…

    …then said non-US degree can very easily be evaluated by one of the big "Foreign Credential Evaluaion" agencies, the opinions of which US employers, licensig agencies, and the government all universally accept. If one of those agencies declares the non-US degree to be equivalent to a similarly designated US degree of the same educational level, then said non-US degree may be used in the US in exactly the same manner as if it had been earned from a US regionally-accredited college or university. Those educational evaluators are…


    Any NACES member agency

    …and most of them charge as little as around $100 to do a full foreign credential evaluation, and then issue a fancy certificate of equivalency on bank-style safety paper which US private employers, state licensing agencies, and local and federal government employment offices will accept.

    A distance learning bachelors degree from University of London, for example — or the University of South Africa, just to name two — can cost, quite literally, one-third or less what an equivalent degree from a US regionally-accredited school would cost.

    Distance learning degrees from Australia can also be very competitively-priced.

    And there are others from other countries out there, all of them fully "accredited" (even if it’s not actually called that) in said countries, as we, in the US understand that term. And so all of them, therefore, will almost certainly be eligible for declaration by a US Foreign Credential Evaluator as equivalent to a US regionally-accredited degree of similar level and designation.

    Hope that helps!


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