Founded in 1893, Western Washington University is a public, four-year institution of higher education, located on a 215-acre urban campus in the city of Bellingham, Washington. WWU has received national recognition, including being awarded the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and receiving Community Engagement classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The following is the mission statement of Western Washington University: "Western Washington University serves the people of the State of Washington, the nation and the world by bringing together individuals of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in an inclusive, student-centered university that develops the potential of learners and the well-being of communities."
WWU houses a full range of academic programs within the following colleges and schools:
- College of Business and Economics
- College Of Fine and Performing Arts
- College of Humanities and Social Sciences
- College of Science and Engineering
- Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
- Graduate School
- Huxley College of the Environment
- Woodring College of Education
WesternOnline, an Extended Education division of WWU, provides degree and certificate programs, term-based coursework that functions like traditional counterparts, self-paced and independent learning options. Programs feature term-based instruction, which may be synchronous or asynchronous, and WWU follows a quarterly calendar.
Accreditation & Licensing
Western Washington University is accredited by:
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)