Drexel University, established in 1919, has a career-oriented curriculum. It is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools. Its College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Engineering, LeBow College of Business, College of Medicine, School of Public Health, School of Education, and College of Arts & Sciences are all individually accredited by accrediting agencies in their respective fields.
Drexel University's online arm is called the Drexel University Online. The online university has gained stature in the online community having won the USDLA's "21st Century Distance Learning Award" and having been ranked by the U.S. News and World Report to have among the "Best Online Graduate Programs" in the fields of Business Administration, Engineering and Library Science. Most recently it was named as one of the best online colleges in America.
Drexel University Online offers online Bachelors and Master's degree programs in the fields of Communication, Psychology, Education, Engineering, Technology, and more.
Admissions criteria vary for each program. However basic requirements for online undergraduate programs are as follows:
- Completed application form
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended.
- Minimum of 24 college credits with a grade of C or better
- Minimum college GPA of 2.5
- TOEFL scores - for applicants from non-English speaking countries
The average tuition for Bachelor's degree programs is $620 per credit hour. For Master's degree programs it rangers from $720 to $960 per credit hour.
Financial aid is available at Drexel in the form of Federal Aid, Institutional Aid, Tuition reduction (Drexel's Educational Partner Network), Employer Assistance, Grants and Scholarships.