Is Devry University or University of Phoenix a better online university?
It probably depends on the person, but in general I would say
they have about the same reputation, since they are both for-profit
Universities. I have worked for both, and I prefer DeVry, but that
doesn't mean it would be the same for everyone. Most for-profit
Universities have a majority of part-time faculty, which makes for
some shoddy teaching at times, because part-time faculty usually
have a lot of teaching jobs, or else another full-time job to try
to pay the bills. But it always depends on the individual
teachers... some excel in spite of the challenges. Some non-profit
Universities have some shoddy teaching as well, because of using a
lot of Teaching Assistants, or because of lazy teachers... that can
I would probably go to a community college before I would go to
either one. A Community College is going to be cheaper, and usually
will have comparable programs. However, if that is not an option...
going to school *anywhere* is better than not going to school, and
if you put your mind to it and take responsibility for your
learning you can gain a great education from even the worst
institution... and I definitely don't think either one of those
schools is the worst.
DeVry is better than any community college or state
universities. DeVry is more flexible and professors are hired there
to teach and not for anything else. You learn more at DeVry than
state funded school.
Both have the preferred regional accreditation. Therefore, the
coursework and degree one completes through either institution will
be recognized by all other colleges and universities as well as
employers. You will just have to look at each school, the tuition
and fees, student services available, programs of study, etc., and
choose the one you feel best meets your personal needs, wants, and
Keep in mind that while both schools require a high school
diploma or GED DeVry students must pass an entrance exam including
reading comprehension, arithmetic, basic algebra and a written
essay to gain acceptance. UOP has no entrance exam. Edge: DeVry
DeVry also has prior year employment statistics categorized by
undergraduate major on their website. UOP does not publish
employment statistics for their undergraduates. Edge: DeVry
Both schools are the equally substandard, so it makes no real
difference which you attend. Neither school is accredited by
agencies accrediting real colleges (ex, U of Texas, U of Cal, Cal
state etc). Period.
I used to intern at an HR department for a CPA firm. My
manager's instructions were to search resume databases for degree
mill colleges and to remove them from resumes moving forward in the
You will learn nothing from attending these colleges, employers
So don't kid yourself. If you want an education, if you want to
better yourself, if you want your degree to be respected, then
you'll need to go to a real college.