Western International University®

A specialist in innovative education since 1978, Western International University (West) understands that tomorrow’s innovators will need a real understanding of the international commercial, political and cultural issues shaping the future. Its forward-thinking curriculum, taught by practitioner faculty, is aimed at preparing working students from around the world for leadership positions in the dynamic, global marketplace. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as business, technology and behavioral science, West’s unique curriculum combines each area of study with worldwide political economics, as well as cross-cultural communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Six undergraduate degree programs
  • Three master’s degree programs
  • Campus in Tempe, Arizona, plus online learning from any location worldwide
  • 8,885 alumni
  • 4,696 annual students (2011-2012 academic year)



Western International University founded in Phoenix, Arizona, under sponsorship of World Universities Foundation of Puerto Rico


Earns accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission


Receives Better Business Bureau Accreditation and A+ rating (which it has maintained since)


Becomes part of Apollo Education Group


Becomes part of Apollo Global