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.
We are dedicated to preparing students for meaningful employment. We provide a quality education and learning environment. We embody integrity in everything we do. We believe in partnership with employers, students, graduates and our communities. We have pride in our students and are passionate about their success. We respect diversity and believe all people should have the opportunity to get an education and find meaningful employment. We believe in continuous improvement and exploring new ideas.
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 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. Over 30,000 Westwood graduates have transformed their lives by obtaining the skills, tools, experience and connections necessary to achieve meaningful careers.
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 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.