Western International University, best known as West, is a university that seeks to serve the adult learner who may not have time or a lifestyle that will facilitate a traditional learning environment. For this reason, Western International University performs a service that many other universities do not offer. At West, a student can pursue his or her entire degree online whether at the undergraduate or graduate level. West envisions a educational experience where the adult learner is valued and understood, where values such as “integrity, academic quality, and global awareness” are the foundation of education.
Since its inception in 1978, West has experienced substantial growth. Primarily, after West became a division of the Apollo Group it has grown extensively. Western International University has five different campuses: the Phoenix Campus, Scottsdale, Chandler, Salt River Project Facility and the Peoria Student Service Center. Western International University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.