|Established||1875Smyrna, Asia Minorin|
|President||David G. Horner |
|Location||Agia Paraskevi, Athens, Greece|
|Campus||Aghia Paraskevi campus|
|Colors||Blue and White|
Deree College is a division of the Boston-based not-for-profit organization American College of Greece. It is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and also has a degree validation agreement with the Open University of the United Kingdom. DEREE offers bachelor’s degrees in Business, the Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Fine & Performing Arts and master’s degrees in Communication and Psychology.
When the American College of Greece was founded in 1875 in Smyrna, Asia Minor, it was initially an all-girls secondary school. In 1885, it however became an institution of higher education, the predecessor of today's Deree College.
The College was shut down in 1922 during the massive flight of Greeks from Asia Minor following the Asia Minor Disaster in the aftermath of World War I. In 1923, Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos invited the College to reopen in Athens. It did so that same year and survived the World War II Nazi occupation of the country.
In the 70s the undergraduate division of The American College of Greece was renamed DEREE College, in honor of William Deree, a wealthy Greek American philanthropist from Chicago.
DEREE has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) since 1981. Its degrees are equivalent to degrees issued by US colleges and universities. DEREE has a 64-acre campus in Agia Paraskevi, a suburb of Athens, just 6 miles from the center. DEREE - The American College of Greece offers 21 undergraduate majors leading to BA or BS degrees, and 8 graduate specialties leading to MA or MS degrees. It also offers a series of graduate diplomas and certificates, professional qualification and continuing education courses.