Drexel University is a private, coeducational university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1891 by its founder, Anthony J. Drexel, to serve as an institution of higher learning that would equip young men and women with skills and knowledge to cope with the growing industrial society.
Initially founded as a non-degree-granting institution, Drexel University began awarding Bachelor of Science degrees in 1914 following the consolidation of its 18 departments into four distinct schools. In 1927, the university was given permission to confer the master of science degree and in 1965, the doctor of philosophy degree.
Today, Drexel University is renowned as Philadelphia’s technological university and a leader in innovations. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, it has 73 full-time undergraduate programs, 78 master’s programs and 32 doctoral programs.
In addition, Drexel maintains an innovative, internet-based distance education program known as Drexel Online. In 2011, Drexel Online was ranked #11 among all online schools in the nation according to a well respected trade publication. Upholding the same quality standards as its on-campus courses, Drexel Online was created for people who wanted to pursue higher education but who were too busy to attend regular day classes. Drexel Online offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees as well as Certificate Programs on such fields as Business Management; Education; Nursing; Health Care; Library & Information Science; Technology; Engineering; Communication; Property Management; Leadership; and Public Safety.
Total cost of tuition and fees for both on-campus and online programs vary depending on the chosen degree program and the fees associated with that program. To help students pay for their tuition and fees, financial aid is extended in the form of grants, loans, scholarships and Federal Aid programs.