Westwood College in Top 20 Ranking

Westwood College, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a top online institution with 17 locations in six states, including California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Virginia and Texas, and an online learning option. Westwood College – Online Campus offers degree programs ranging from business administration to fashion merchandising to information technology and many more. The online learning option offers the same curriculum as is available through its on-campus programs.

Westwood has the following schools:
- School of Business
- School of Design
- School of Justice
- School of Technology
- School of Healthcare
- School of Industrial Services
- School of Professional Studies

The College offers career-focused diploma, associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in business, design, technology, industrial services, justice and healthcare.

The School of Technology offers academic programs in various aspects of technology including Game Software Development, Computer Forensics, Network Management, Systems Security, Cisco® Network Systems.

The School of Design offers both associate and bachelor's degrees in a number of design fields, including Animation, Computer-Aided Design / Architectural Drafting, Game Art, Graphic Design & Multimedia, Interior Design, Visual Communications, Web Design & Multimedia.

Students in the School of Business can choose to complete a Business Administration degree with majors in Accounting and Financial Management, Fashion Merchandising, Healthcare Management, Management, Marketing Management, or Retail Management. It also offers the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree via online.

Westwood College is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) or the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), depending on the campus. It received Higher Learning Commission (HLC) candidacy status in October 2007.

Rankings:

- Placed among the top 20 online colleges and universities according to the 2009 rankings published by the Online Education Database (OEDb). It is ranked 16th out of 44 online institutions.

- Placed in the top 10 list of online colleges by OEDb, ranked 9th in the 2008 Online College Rankings. OEDb ranks online schools based on a number of metrics including financial aid, retention rates, graduation rates, acceptance rates, peer Web citations, scholarly citations, student-faculty ratios and years accredited.

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