Innovators in Adult Education

In 1978, Western International University® (West) was born in response to a huge, unmet need in the United States: Quality post-secondary education for adults. Though we began as a campus-based university in Phoenix, Arizona, we evolved rapidly in order to better fit the needs of our working adult student body, introducing online classes in addition to our on-ground classes. West continued to fine-tune its approach to online education and was among the first to offer synchronous online classroom sessions combined with recorded sessions. In 2013, more than 89% of our students attended West online.

Today, we’re at the forefront of another revolution. As our nation faces new challenges around higher education, we’ve re-engineered our offerings again. We’ve streamlined our programs, aligning them directly with fast-growing career fields: Accounting, Business, Information Technology, and Behavioral Science.* We’ve improved our course delivery model, making it not just more manageable, but more affordable for people to achieve their educational goals and help advance their careers.

Western International University is part of Apollo Education Group, one of the higher education trailblazers in the United States. Together with our Apollo Global sister schools in the United Kingdom, India, South America, and Mexico, we form a global education network.

*For consumer information about our programs, please visit west.edu/online-degree-programs.

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