Drexel University Online

Drexel University Online programs offer students a variety of choices from a top-notch leader in education (photo courtesy of Drexel University College of Engineering on flickr).

Drexel University Online programs offer students a variety of choices from a top-notch leader in education (photo courtesy of Drexel University College of Engineering on flickr).

Drexel University is a private research university established in 1891 and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With over 23,000 students enrolled in its programs of study, no wonder they have taken a liking to distance education. Since 1996, Drexel has offered distance education coursework, whether it be for non-traditional students or students who want to attend the institution but cannot afford to move to The City of Brotherly Love. Now, Drexel University Online has expanded its programs once again to meet the needs of busy, but eager, learners.

Online Degree Programs

Imagine having the opportunity to select from fourteen different schools of study and not being required to move across the country! Drexel University Online has an extensive range of degree programs both in the undergraduate and graduate levels available 100% via distance education.

  • Arts and Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Health professions
  • Public Health
  • Honors
  • Information Science and Technology
  • Law
  • Media Arts and Design
  • Professional Studies


Applying to Drexel University Online varies depending upon the program of study one wishes to declare. By visiting the website, one can learn all the requirements needed to formally apply to the university and your specific program.

Tuition and Fees

Like admission requirements, tuition and fees vary depending on the degree program and what each student needs to be successful. That being said, standard tuition for online classes ranges from $400 per credit hour to a flat-rate of %58,000 for the program. More information can be found on the tuition tab of the Drexel University Online website.

In addition, students can apply for a tuition deferment if/when the student’s employer is reimbursing the cost of class. Students can contact the Financial Aid Office or download a Deferment Request Form and submit it to be reviewed.

Student Services and Organizations

Drexel University offers students a plethora of services and organizations to both on-campus and online students. There are over 250 student organizations ranging from Fraternity and Sorority Life to Sports Clubs to Fine and Performing Arts groups. Upon enrollment, students are encouraged to maintain an active presence and relationship with the school and fellow students. By joining a group or organization, whether as an on-campus students or a distance education learner, students are given the possibility to make connections with other students, staff and faculty that could create opportunities for networking and/or career opening in the future!

University Rankings

  • 2010 Times Higher Education World University Rankings 190th in the World
  • 2012 U.S. News & World Report 83rd in the United States
  • 2007 Business Week ranked the undergraduate business in the top 30
  • 2006 National Research Council ranked the Department of Materials Science and Engineering 10th in the U.S.

Cooperative Education Program

With a network of over 1,600 corporate, government, and non-profit employers, the university is best known for its cooperative education program. Students participating in the Co-op program are given the opportunity to gain up to eighteen months of paid full-time work experience while enrolled in school.

Ashley Benson is a distance education professional with five years of experience in the for-profit sector. She has worked coast-to-coast within the United States as an academic advisor, an adjunct teaching assistant and, most recently, a campus Registrar. Through formal education and industry experience, Ashley practices staying informed on the current events and changes within higher education and the students involved.

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