Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ellis University

About Ellis University

Ellis University was founded in 2008 in Chicago, Illinois, with the intent of providing working professional students with a quality education in an online format convenient to their schedule. Ellis was also granted national (DETC) and regional (HLC) accreditation in 2008.

Ellis University is dedicated to the development and implementation of timely relevant courses that provide students with a solid foundation on which to build their current or future career.

Ellis cultivates relationships between the faculty and students as well as within the student body to create a community that learns and expresses new thought together as the university grows and develops.


Ellis University offers many accredited online college degrees, certificates and specializations within their four online colleges. At Ellis University, coursework is based on real-world scenarios, enabling you to "learn-by-doing" so you can apply your new skills almost immediately. In addition, Ellis' online courses incorporate the latest interactive features-such as streaming video, online simulations and personalized communications tools-bringing the material to life and ensuring that you continuously stay connected to your instructors and classmates.

This personalized, career-based curriculum gives Ellis a unique advantage over other online schools, especially among busy professionals seeking to advance their careers. Ellis offers both masters and online bachelor degrees.

Ellis University's Mission and Values

The mission of Ellis University is to help a diverse population of students transform their lives and contribute to their professions and communities. Ellis is a learning-centered University dedicated to connecting learner needs with institutional resources to create and communicate knowledge through a variety of program delivery methods and technologies. Ellis University offers online undergraduate and graduate degree programs that feature the flexibility and convenience desired by working adult students.

Core Values
  • Develop and sustain relevant high quality academic programs that meet student and societal needs and reflect contemporary and future trends in the professions served by the University
  • Promote a culture of excellence in teaching, learning, research, and service
  • Maximize services for all students to be successful in achieving their academic goals
  • Provide a university community that is welcoming, diverse, and inclusive
  • Develop and maintain effective and responsible fiscal, administrative, and governance systems and policies to ensure sustainability and optimization or resources

Ellis University Accreditation and Affiliations

Ellis University is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Phone: (800) 621-7440 / (312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462

Ellis University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).

The Distance Education and Training Council
1601 18th Street,
N.W.,Washington, D.C. 20009
Phone: (202) 234-5100

Ellis University is authorized to operate and grant degrees by the Illinois Board of Higher Education

Illinois Board of Higher Education
431 E. Adams, Second Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217)782-2551

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