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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. To date, over 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.

Westwood College – Annandale (Annandale, VA) and Westwood College – Arlington Ballston (Arlington, VA), have been certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). Westwood College – River Oaks is authorized by the Indiana Board for Proprietary Education, 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984. All Westwood College institutions are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). Westwood College – Online is approved to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. All Westwood College – Online degrees are conferred in accordance with Colorado statutes. The Colorado Department of Higher Education regulates Westwood College - Online and all students enrolling in Westwood College – Online are enrolled under the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s requirements. All students, regardless of their state of origin, will receive the same protections as Colorado state residents. Westwood College – Online will respond to all requests initiated by prospective students for information about online programs. Online programs are not available to residents of all states. Call 800-281-2978 or visit www.westwood.edu/locations for available locations. Westwood College – Online is not regulated under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code. Not all programs available at all institutions. For important program disclosure information, including salary information, job titles and employers of our graduates, as well as information about median loan debt and potential occupations from the Department of Education, visit westwood.edu/disclosures. ©2015 Alta Colleges, Inc.