With around 8,800 students, the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) is among the largest universities in the Stuttgart and Upper Neckar regions. In cooperation with about 2,500 carefully selected companies and social institutions, the dual partners, the Schools of Business, Engineering and Social Work offer more than 40 nationally and internationally approved Bachelor courses. Their most important feature is that students regularly switch between theoretical phases at the university and practical phases at the dual training partner. Since autumn 2011, DHBW Stuttgart additionally offers practice-integrated further education extending beyond the Bachelor degree with its career-integrated Master's programs at all its schools.
The dual studies are designed according to the actual requirements of the job market and the companies or social institutions and guarantee a unique combination of theory and practice. Today, the DHBW formerly called Berufsakademie Baden-Württemberg, is a nationally and internationally approved and accredited university with an exceptionally high level of quality, which also shows in the large number of graduates, namely 80 percent, who are taken on by their training companies after graduation. DHBW Stuttgart with its campus in Horb, is the largest of eight locations of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University.