Strayer University is a private institution that is focused on providing opportunities for working adults to pursue college education in any one of its more than 80 campuses throughout the country. It was founded in 1892 as the Strayer's Business College of Baltimore City in Maryland. While its owner, Strayer Education, Inc. is based in the state of Virginia, the facility in the downtown Washington, DC area stands as the university's flagship campus.
Classes in Strayer are usually scheduled in the evenings and over the weekends as these are the most convenient times for its students, most of whom are employed on a full-time basis, to do the set coursework. Online courses are likewise offered for those who prefer them, provided that all standard admission requirements are fulfilled. Although private colleges are generally more expensive to attend, a number of financing and payment plans as well as military scholarships are available to help mitigate costs.
Programs in one campus may differ from those of other locations. At Strayer in Washington, certificate, associate, undergraduate, and graduate programs are geared towards the fields of Public Administration, Information Systems, Education, Business, Health Services Administration, and Accounting. In ensuring that all its students are well-assisted in various endeavors, the university features a Learning Resource Center (LRC) which includes a comprehensive library as well as academic guidance and tutorial services. The Career Development Center is also in place for those who may need help in reassessing their professional undertakings or wish to pursue new career paths.
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Public Administration and Social Services
Security and Protective Services
*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.
Tuition & Fees Information
Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details
- Tuition is estimated to be around $14,000 per year
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $320 to $380 per credit hour
- Required fees for full-time students: $200
Graduate Courses - Tuition Details
- Tuition is estimated to be around $15,000 per year for graduate students
- Part time students are estimated to pay about $520 to $620 per unit
- Required fees for graduate students are around $200
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||38%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||25%||$3,334|
|Receiving Student Loans||38%||$4,783|
Other Career Colleges
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Strayer University.
- Strayer University - Global Region in Washington, DC (0.01 miles away)
- University of Phoenix - Washington DC Campus in Washington, DC (1 miles away)
- Strayer University - Virginia in Arlington, VA (3 miles away)
- Potomac College - Washington in Washington, DC (4 miles away)
- Westwood College - Arlington Ballston in Arlington, VA (5 miles away)