Strayer University has been providing educational degree programs for post secondary students since 1892. This well-established and highly regarded university has multiple campuses located in Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Kentucky, and Florida. Currently, Strayer University is one of the largest post secondary and adult education schools in the United States and thousands more students complete online degree programs through Strayer University Online than other schools. The school is fully accredited through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is licensed in all states with a physical campus.
The instructors at Strayer are all professionals, researchers, and experts within their individual field of study. All hold at least a master's degree in their teaching area and many have doctorate's and additional professional certificates. This combination of both educational expertise as well as professional, practical, and hands-on experience means that courses are designed to address real-world situations that students can expect to face when entering the workplace. Through interactions with leaders in business and industry, Strayer University is able to keep abreast of trends in the workplace and current research, ensuring that courses are cutting edge.
Online courses offered by Strayer University include undergraduate certificates, undergraduate diplomas, Associate's in Arts degrees, Bachelor's of Science degrees, Bachelor's of Business Administration degrees, Executive Graduate Certificates and master's degrees. Online courses are taught like in-person courses with discussions, online lectures, course assignments and direct communication between students and faculty through instant messaging, emails, and message boards. Students can also contact faculty by phone during office hours, making online students a true part of the learning community. All faculty that teach online programs are familiar with working in a virtual classroom setting and will use specific techniques and teaching styles that are best suited for communication and discussions between student groups and staff. Instructors will comment privately to students regarding questions and feedback but will also provide group discussion topics that will be hosted on message boards and forum-type virtual environments.
Both on-campus and off-campus learners can combine studies to include traditional and online courses and may also be able to apply their work experience or previous courses as transfer credits. Faculty advisors as well as financial staff are available online, though personal appointments or by phone to help in making decisions about student loans, courses, and the transfer of credits from other accredited universities or colleges.