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Deakin University

Deakin University

Deakin University was established in the 1970s as one of the new generation of Australian universities. It was the first university in regional Victoria. The primary objectives for Deakin University's establishment were to create a university in the Geelong area and to provide an opportunity for tertiary education at university level to all qualified persons whether within or outside Victoria by means of distance education programs. Deakin University’s first campus was established at Waurn Ponds in 1979.Named after Alfred Deakin, Australia's second Prime Minister, Deakin combines a university's traditional focus on excellent teaching and research with a desire to seek new ways of developing and delivering courses. Deakin has won several awards for its teaching and learning excellence - testament to its excellent facilities, flexible study options and courses which are informed by industry professionals.

  • Jo Coldwell, Annemieke Craig
DePaul University

DePaul University

At DePaul, teaching and learning is their priority. That might seem obvious, but of the nation's 10 largest private universities, DePaul University is the only one whose faculty priority is teaching. They are also the nation’s largest Catholic university, committed to an educational experience that weaves together mind, place, people and heart. Connections throughout Chicago lead to many important educational and future career opportunities for our students. As a result of DePaul's real-world approach to teaching, our students are challenged to think, problem-solve, and apply their knowledge—long before they graduate. They are also widely known for welcoming students and employees from all ethnicities, religions and backgrounds. By nurturing diversity and being intentional about incorporating multiple viewpoints into academic and student life, we are providing learning experiences that better reflect—and prepare students for—the world.

  • David Miller, Raffaella Settimi, Terry Steinbach

DePauw University

DePauw students are uncommonly engaged in their education, and DePauw is one of those rare places that attracts and trains students who have multiple talents. The classic DePauw student is not just an exemplary scholar, but also a team captain, the student body president, and a community service leader. DePauw students are social, and they are welcoming. They are open to each other and to the world. DePauw students have a sense of joy in life, and a curiosity about themselves, about each other, and about the world. Our talented faculty offer our students personal attention in small classes, helping them hone their thinking, skills, and abilities in order to build a sound foundation for future success. DePauw's School of Music offers talented musicians the opportunity to develop their skills while receiving all the benefits of a strong liberal arts education.

Des Moines Area Community College

DMACC provides quality, affordable, student-centered education and training designed to empower all students in their pursuit of life's opportunities and career goals.

DMACC will improve the quality of life for individuals in its communities by meeting their educational and training needs throughout their lives.

Life's Calling is the essence of Des Moines Area Community College. By evoking opportunity and empowerment, Life's Calling is designed to inspire, energize and encourage students to achieve their career dreams and life's aspirations-right here at DMACC.

Dillard University

Dillard University

Dillard University's mission is to produce graduates who excel, become world leaders, are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition. Through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, Dillard's students are able to meet the competitive demands of a diverse, global and technologically advanced society. The university houses several endowed chairs and a strong list of senior vice presidents, including a provost, the first in the university’s history. A major realignment of academic units has created two colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Professional Studies, to better serve students' need in today's growing global economy. With 141 years of academic excellence to its name, Dillard University continues its historical commitment to excellence in education and strives to position itself as one of the nation’s premier centers for undergraduate research.

  • Lynda Louis, John Wilson

Dixie State University

Dixie State University is a teaching institution that strives to enrich its community and the lives of its students by promoting a culture of learning, values, and community.

Dixie State University promotes a campus-wide culture of learning; delivers excellent teaching; and prepares knowledgeable and competent students who achieve their educational goals.

Dixie State University invests in a culture of values which include service, citizenship, diversity, ethics, and collaboration.

Dixie State University builds and maintains strong relationships between students, faculty, staff and community to foster economic growth and a continuum of educational, cultural and recreational enrichment.

Dordt College

The mission of the Dordt College computer science program is to prepare students for competent, obedient service in the area of computer information systems.

  • High-quality instruction that reflects pedagogical variety, ongoing course updates as the discipline changes, and hands-on opportunities
  • Experienced faculty members who enjoy good collegiality with each other and genuine interest in our students
  • Solid Reformed Christian perspective
  • Curricular variety and flexibility for students, including a new Web Development minor
  • Successful alumni with good placement rates in a variety of professions
Drexel University

Drexel University

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is a top-ranked, comprehensive university recognized for its focus on experiential learning through co-operative education, its commitment to cutting-edge academic technology and its growing enterprise of use-inspired research. With more than 23,500 students, Drexel is the nation's 14th largest private university and ranked sixth among national universities in the most recent U.S. News & World Report list of "Up-and-Comers." Drexel University fulfills our founder’s vision of preparing each new generation of students for productive professional and civic lives while also focusing our collective expertise on solving society’s greatest problems. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by the nation’s premier co-operative education program.

  • Andrea Forte, Gregory Hislop, Aleksandra Sarcevic

Drexel University Online

Drexel's accredited online degree programs are designed for professionals who want to complete or advance their education at an online college without compromising quality. Drexel University's online degree programs – master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, and certificate programs – offer the same accredited curricula as their on-campus equivalents and are competitive with other colleges, online and traditional.

Founded in 1891 and offering online degrees since 1996, Drexel University has become renowned for innovative, Internet-based distance education programs for working professionals and corporations in the United States and abroad. Earn the same, respected accredited Drexel degree as you would on campus.

  • Andrew Meyer
Duke University

Duke University

The mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.

  • Owen Astrachan, Brook Osborne, Susan Rodger

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