Drexel University

Drexel University Online: A leader in the integration of technology into academics.

Drexel University, Philadelphia's technological university, is among the top 50 private, non-profit, national doctoral/research universities in the US, and is ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of America's Best Colleges for 2010. Drexel University Online also received the 21st Century Best Practice Award for Distance Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association. Our quality programs and sophisticated e-learning method ensure that you will receive the same Drexel University education online, with no commuting, fixed class hours, or career interruption.

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Drexel University Online

  1. Drexel University is among the top 50 private, non-profit, national doctoral/research universities in the US, and is ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of America's Best Colleges for 2010.
  2. Founded in 1891 by financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel, the university has several distinctions, including the world's first school of nursing, the nation's largest private medical college, and one of the most successful co-op education programs (est. 1919). Also known as Philadelphia's technological university, Drexel was the first major university to require all students to have microcomputers (1983-4), having a fully wireless campus (2000), and a wireless Web portal for students (2002).
  3. Drexel online programs follow the same, high academic standards (same admission criteria, curricula, faculty, accreditation and exams) as Drexel programs on campus, leading to the same, quality degrees.
  4. More than 90 percent of Drexel University faculty members have PhDs. Many of them are distinguished authorities in their fields, widely honored in teaching and research, including several members of the National Academies of Science and Engineering, and leaders in scientific and professional societies.
  5. Drexel is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools (the same accreditation as Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, Cornell, New York University, Princeton, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania). It is also accredited by AACSB (Business), ALA (Information Science) and NLNAC (Nursing).
  6. Drexel is ranked eleventh overall by U.S.News & World Report for Library and Information Science (in the top 5 for Information Systems). Several Drexel engineering programs are ranked in the Top 50. Drexel online programs are ranked by U.S.News & World Report among the Best Online Graduate Programs in Engineering, Education, Library Science and Business.
  7. Studying online at Drexel you earn your degree while you earn a living. You can attend full-time or part-time, 100 percent online, without any need to commute to campus. You can take as many courses you want every term and complete courses at your own pace during each week. And, shorter than in most colleges, 10-week terms help you stay on track and complete your program.
  8. Instructional materials come in text, graphics, audio and video formats, and are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You interact with your classmates and professors primarily via e-mail, Web discussion boards and Web chat tools. And you are never alone! Our highly committed faculty and staff engage students in frequent communication and provide academic counseling and technical support.
  9. Cost savings: prices for some of our online programs are lower than the same programs taught on campus. In addition, there are no application fees or campus-related university fees. You will save living and commuting expenses associated with face-to-face programs. You can also transfer credit from prior college studies and reduce your total tuition this way. You may be eligible for special rates offered to students working for partnering employers, to graduates of partnering community colleges, and to Drexel alumni and returning students.
  10. You can transfer credits from prior education and complete your degree earlier. (You may also be able to have credit recognized for work experience through CLEP exams.)


Drexel University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 267-284-5000).

Online Courses / Degree Programs


Criminal Justice



Health Care


Science & Math



3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia PA  19104



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Accrediting Agency

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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Institution Type

Private not-for-profit- 4-year or above

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