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New university comes to Nashville

February 18, 2003

Strayer University, an institution declaring itself to be "designed for working adults," opened in Nashville earlier this month.
February 18, 2003

Strayer University, an institution declaring itself to be "designed for working adults," opened in Nashville earlier this month.

Strayer's ads and Web site say the university has 22 campuses (in Washington, DC; Maryland; North Carolina; Virginia and now Tennessee) and offers evening and weekend classes and online courses leading to a bachelor of science degree in accounting, business administration, economics and five other areas. Students also can earn a graduate degree in business administration or information technology, or an associate of arts degree in accounting, business administration and eight other areas.

Strayer is part of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), with associate and bachelor degree programs for active duty Army and Navy personnel, according to the school's Web site.

The typical Strayer student is 33 and works full-time, attending classes in the evenings, on weekends and online.

Strayer is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.