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 bachelorís degrees in high-growth fields. We have more than15,000 students enrolled in one of our 27 degree programs in business, design, technology, industrial services, justice and healthcare. To date, more than 20,000 Westwood graduates have transformed their lives by obtaining the skills, tools, experience and connections necessary to achieve meaningful careers.
Student Financing - Scholarships
Scholarships are an attractive way to help manage college costs. You donít have to repay them like loans or work to earn them like workĖstudy. Use this guide to help you get started on your search. There are many ways to explore scholarship options that cost you nothing. Visit our additional resources section for related links and consider the following options as well:
Local public libraries
Check out the college section at your public library where you should find a selection of scholarship books, including the College Board Scholarship Handbook. You will also be able to research other types of information such as college costs and alternative sources of aid.
Public and private organizations
Look into religious, community service, fraternal, military, union or professional organizations, especially those with which you or your parents are associated. And donít forget to ask your parents to check with their employers. Many of these organizations may offer scholarships for higher education.