Catalog 2014-2015

The University

Western International University (West) was founded in 1978 as a private, nonprofit institution and was regionally accredited in 1984. In 1995, West was acquired by Apollo Education Group, Inc., and became a for-profit subsidiary of one of the leading educational corporations in the United States.

In keeping with its mission, Western International University provides programs with a broad educational foundation to prepare students for leadership positions. 

West is headquartered in Arizona, the Grand Canyon State. Its ground campus is conveniently located in Tempe, Arizona. Campus classrooms are designed to encourage student and faculty interaction and discussion. Computer facilities for hands-on instruction are readily available to students, as are various audio-visual aids. The state-of-the-art Learning Resource Center at the Tempe campus provides access to many resources. West offers degree programs at its Tempe-campus as well as online.

Further information regarding Western International University is available on the University’s website A print copy of the University Catalog may be requested by calling (602) 943-2311.

Ownership Information

Western International University is a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. Apollo Education Group, Inc. has one class of non-voting stock, which is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the symbol “APOL.”

The Parent files quarterly and annual financial statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and these are available to the general public. The University’s central administration offices are located in Tempe, Arizona.

Mission Statement

Western International University provides a broad educational foundation, including a focus on business and technology, designed to prepare students for leadership positions in a dynamic, global marketplace.

Core Values

  • Learning
  • Academic Quality
  • Student Service
  • Global Awareness
  • Integrity