University description (as per official university website)
Westwood College is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing quality, career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and credentials needed to launch, enhance, or change careers. The College offers broad access to education and serves a diverse, multicultural body of students in an environment that promotes pride, respect, and teamwork. The College's programs are designed to empower students to pursue their individual career goals.
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 in high-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. As our success has grown, so has our company; we currently employ more than 3,000 full-time employees, including 1,200 full and adjunct instructors.
Westwood College is an institution of higher learning founded in Denver, Colorado in 1953. Today, Westwood has 17 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Texas and Virginia and a top-ranked online campus. Westwood offers a unique hands-on, career-focused curriculum providing three-year bachelor’s degrees in high-growth fields. We have more than15,000 students enrolled in one of our degree programs in business, design, technology, industrial services, justice and healthcare. To date, more than 24,000 Westwood graduates have transformed their lives by obtaining the skills, tools, experience and connections necessary to achieve meaningful careers.
Invest in yourself and get a college degree. In addition to the obvious benefits of personal growth and intellectual development, studies show that college graduates have considerably more earning power over a lifetime than high school graduates.
A college degree is a smart investment that pays back in many ways, including career direction, higher salaries and overall personal satisfaction. But, going to college and getting a degree requires preparation, planning, and financial sacrifice.
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