Strayer University: Over 130 Years of Transforming Lives Through Education

I am truly honored that you chose Strayer University to earn your degree. Since our founding in 1892, Strayer University has had a rich history of empowering adults to transform their lives through education. As Horace Mann, a pioneer of higher education, wisely stated, “Education can truly be the great equalizer,” we embrace this philosophy as we strive to advance education and boost economic mobility for individuals, families and entire communities.

Our commitment to education is unwavering. We offer a skills-based curriculum and innovative classroom technology, all delivered with exceptional service. Like our current students, your success as alumni continues to be our priority. Joining over 150,000 graduates, you took that crucial first step toward a brighter future. Your stories inspire us at Strayer University as we look forward to the future and guide thousands more Strayer graduates who seek to transform their lives, the lives of their families and their communities through education.

Reflecting on our history, we see our milestones as a testament to how we help students and alumni achieve their personal and professional aspirations. For over 130 years, we have educated students seeking new skills for rewarding careers. In the early 1900s, we welcomed women into Strayer classrooms, pioneering inclusivity in education. By the 1960s, we recognized the crucial role of employers and introduced on-the-job training. In 1996, we became one of the first institutions to offer online classes. Then, in 2016, we launched Strayer Studios to reimagine course content and keep students engaged in learning. These milestones represent a living legacy carried out through your achievements.

We are dedicated to nurturing your lifelong professional goals, academic aspirations and personal development. Thank you for being a part of the Strayer University community. We celebrate each and every one of you who are Strayer Strong and Strayer Proud. We remain committed to supporting your academic and personal growth.

To your lifelong success!

Dr. Antoinette ‘Toni’ Farmer-Thompson 
President, Strayer University