DeVry University announced a new partnership with Lyft - one of the nation's leading ridesharing platforms. The agreement is expected to provide drivers on the Lyft platform and Lyft employees with access to DeVry's career-oriented certificate, bachelor's and master's degree programs with a group tuition rate, to help them achieve their educational and career goals.

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"DeVry University is different from other colleges in that we focus on meeting the needs of our students and our partners, like Lyft," said Robert Paul, president of DeVry University. "We've created an educational model designed for today's working college student, who balances a job, life, and school. And we offer relevant programs with the hiring needs of our partners in mind."

Drivers on the Lyft platform are able to earn their degree on their own time in a modality that meets their needs, whether online, on-campus or a mix of both. In addition to coursework, students will have access to career development opportunities, such as virtual internships or executive one-on-one sessions, to better prepare them for careers in their field of study. DeVry University students have the opportunity to earn extra income and become drivers on the Lyft platform.

"Not only does Lyft enable individuals to earn extra money on a flexible schedule, but we are now offering drivers the opportunity to earn their degree on their own time, at their own pace," said Oliver Hsiang, vice president of partnerships at Lyft. "We're thrilled to have found a partner in DeVry University and look forward to continuing to build on this relationship to bring even more useful tools to student and driver communities across the country."

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About DeVry University

DeVry University's mission is to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business, science and the arts. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs onsite and online covering 34 different career fields within its five distinguished colleges of study: Business & Management, Engineering & Information Sciences, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Media Arts & Technology. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, ). Its highly credentialed faculty members work in the fields that they teach, providing real-world experiences that prepare students for in-demand careers.

With locations across the U.S., DeVry University is one of the largest private-sector universities in North America. The university is a part of DeVry Education Group (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services.

About Lyft

Lyft was founded to reconnect people and communities through better transportation. Co-founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer, Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. Available in 150 cities, Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to affecting positive change for the future of our cities.

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