Drexel University was established as the Drexel Institute of Art Science and Industry way back in 1891. It became known as the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936 and, in 1970, became Drexel University when it was granted university status.
Drexel University started offering online degrees in 1996 and has been offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as certificate programs in the fields of Business Management, Education, Nursing, Health Care, Library and Information Science, Technology, Engineering, Communication, Property Management, Leadership and Public Safety. A full listing of Drexel’s programs can be viewed on the University’s website.
Tuition for online programs is charged on a per credit hour basis. Tuition rates are not standard and vary depending on the course and level of the degree program. In case of financial difficulty, financial aid in the form of federal grants, private scholarships, and student loans are available to eligible students. Admission requirements, just like tuition rates, are also not set in stone and would depend on the program of study chosen. Information on tuition fees, financial assistance and admission requirements can be requested from an official Drexel University admissions representative.
Drexel’s is the third largest private engineering college in the United States. Despite its size, the University is able to maintain high standards in education as evidenced by the numerous awards and professional accolades it has received through the years. Drexel Online was ranked among the “Best Online Graduate Programs” by US News and World Report – testament that the quality of education extends from the campus to cyberspace.
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools accredit Drexel University.