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Strayer University
Established 1892
Type Private, 4-year, for-profit
President Sondra Stallard, Ph.D.[1]
Location Arlington, Virginia, USA
Campus More than 70 campuses in USA[2]
Strayer University in Morrisville, North Carolina.

Strayer University, formerly Strayer College of Baltimore, Maryland, is a private, for-profit educational institution. The Strayer University campuses are owned by Strayer Education, Inc., headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

Strayer University specializes in higher education for working adults seeking career advancement.[1] More than 54,000 students are enrolled at over 70 campuses[2] (in 16 states and the District of Columbia) or in online distance education programs.[1] Strayer University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Strayer University is a non-residential institution; none of its campuses have dormitories or other housing. Students commute from off-campus.



S. Irving Strayer founded a small Maryland college in 1892, Strayer's Business College. In 1969, the school was renamed Strayer College when it received licensure to grant the Bachelor of Science degree. Authorization to grant the Master of Science degree followed in 1987. In 1996, Strayer Education, Inc., was established to take Strayer College public and raise capital for expansion. This expansion included the ability to offer online classes to students around the world. In 1998, Strayer College was granted university status by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission and became Strayer University.

Currently, Strayer University has more than 70 campuses, to include locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia.[3]

According to MSNBC, Strayer and DeVry Institute produced the most students with degrees in computer science of any college in America in 2001.[4 ]

On May 29, 2008, Strayer University installed Sondra F. Stallard as the University’s 13th president. Stallard joined Strayer University after serving as an academician at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, most recently as dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.[5]

Campus Locations

Strayer University currently has more than 70 brick-and-mortar campuses.

Academic programs

Strayer University's academic disciplines include degree and certificate programs in accounting, business, criminal justice, information systems, management, public administration, health services administration, and education.

Strayer Education, Inc.

Strayer Education, Inc., is a publicly traded corporation (NASDAQSTRA), a holding company for the college and other assets. The corporation was established in 1996 to take what was then Strayer College public and raise capital for expansion.[6]

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