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Strayer University – 125 years

Education
Evolved.

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For 125 years, Strayer University has built a tradition of breaking tradition. We iterate and reinvent. We challenge the norm and break the rules. We pivot and disrupt. We ask what education should be. We dream of what education can be.

1892

Dr. S. Irving Strayer opens Strayer’s Business College in Baltimore, Md.

The school helps adults acquire relevant business skills to enter and succeed in a rapidly expanding post-Industrial job market.

1913

As the accounting field grows, Strayer helps students take advantage of new opportunities.

The passage of Federal income tax laws and the post-war boom leads Strayer to establish its College of Accountancy, graduating qualified professionals to work in the field.

1920

Women win the right to vote and Strayer helps prepare them to work.

As women earn a greater role in society, Strayer―which had been educating women since its founding― prepares them for roles as clerks, librarians and secretaries.

1969

Technology proliferates, and Strayer expands.

The appetite for higher education grows as technology takes off. Strayer adds new offerings and is licensed to grant the Bachelor of Science degree, becoming Strayer College.

1996

Strayer launches a groundbreaking online learning program

The dot com boom drastically changes the business landscape. Strayer is among the first accredited, higher-learning institutions to offer courses via the Internet.

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Strayer is committed to unlocking America’s potential through transformative education.

In the years to come, Strayer will continue to evolve while remaining true to its original mission―preparing our students for success.

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Strayer’s 125th Birthday Parties

Save the Date to celebrate 125 years of Strayer University! Strayer students and alumni – bring your families and join fellow Strayer classmates, faculty and staff for a day of fun, food, games, children’s activities and more!

More details, including specific location and time, to follow soon!

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