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About Us

Our Mission

Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.

Who We Are

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Alta College, Inc. (Alta) is the parent organization for Westwood College.  Since its inception, Alta has been a leader in career-focused education, meeting workforce needs for in-demand employment fields. As occupational challenges and opportunities are recognized, Alta develops new programs in cooperation with industry leaders to meet the needs of our students and graduates and of employers, as well.

Westwood College

Westwood College is an institution of higher learning founded in Denver, Colorado in 1953. Today, Westwood has 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois and Virginia and an online campus.* Westwood offers a unique hands-on, career-focused curriculum providing three-year bachelor’s degrees in high-growth fields. We have over 6500 students enrolled in one of our degree programs in technology, healthcare, business, design, justice and industrial services. To date, nearly 30,000 Westwood graduates have transformed their lives by obtaining the skills, tools, experience and connections necessary to achieve meaningful careers.

Introducing the Westwood Employment Pledge

At Westwood College, we'll provide you the knowledge and credentials you need to start your career. We're so confident that you'll receive the right skills to launch your career and get your first job, that if you haven't found employment within six months of graduation; we'll help pay your bills. Simple as that. We offer the Westwood Employment Pledge because we stand by our education and we'll support you on your path to success. Ask Westwood for full details.
*Terms and conditions apply. Applicant must meet and maintain specific academic criteria and other performance standards to retain eligibility. See westwoodpledge.com for complete details.

 All Westwood College campuses are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Information about on-time graduation and placement rates, median loan debt, tuition and fees,
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