The College of Westchester was founded in 1915 and has a rich history with a focus on career-relevant courses and programs. Located just outside New York City, the physical campus is nestled in the prestigious County of Westchester. Our degree-granting authority rests with the State of New York, a rigorous and impressive process exists to approve all programs. Further, we are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and have been offering online degree programs since 2012. In 2015 we won the impressive award called: “Making a Difference for Students/Outstanding Impact” from Quality Matters (QM). Students always come first due to our small private environment. Student success is as important to us as it is to you. CW is a diverse college, with students from many nations and backgrounds. Programs are taught by caring faculty who get to know students by name. The College offers 10 online programs including associate and bachelor's degrees focusing on business, technology, human services, and health professions. Within our business programs, there is an emphasis on Digital Media and Marketing. Our Networking and Cyber Security program is approved by the Department of Homeland Security for Cybersecurity. Human services and health professions are sought-after programs due to the wide range of employment opportunities available to graduates. If you ask our online students what sets us apart, it is our care, concern, and focus on them. In a small private college setting, it is possible to ensure that even online students, halfway around the world, get the attention needed to feel connected and have a sense of belonging.
The CW Advantage
- Career-focus programs are designed with employer input.
- Personalized admissions, career planning, and financial aid advisement.
- Caring small college environment with lots of personal attention.
- Committed professors who care about your success.
- Flexible scheduling: day, evening, and online classes.
- Hybrid Courses offer the best of online and on-campus learning.
- Over $1.5 Million in Scholarships for qualified students.
- Excellent academic support services.
- Internship opportunities and lifetime graduate Career Services.
Mission & Vision Statement
CW settles for only excellence in order to prepare you for a successful career.
We aspire to be The College of choice for students because we are The College of choice for employers.
The College of Westchester graduates individuals who have completed transformative and purposeful educational experiences leading to careers that foster economic advancement. As an academically student-centered, culturally diverse college, CW is committed to providing the highest quality of education for all career and entrepreneurial-minded students through the delivery of a carefully constructed and focused curriculum, with input from regional employers and other institutional stakeholders. The College supports and encourages academic excellence, career advancement, professional integrity, financial responsibility, and good citizenship through a distinctive and highly personal learning environment leading to upward economic mobility.
To provide the foundation for successful careers.
- Academic Excellence
CW ensures that students learn through a continuously enhanced, employer informed, and career-relevant curriculum, effectively delivered through various modalities by fully qualified and student-centered faculty, engaged through continuous assessment and improvement.
- Student Excellence
CW students are accepted based on their potential and commitment to succeed. Students, with support and assistance from faculty, staff, and peers remain committed to their education and to CW from enrollment through graduation, and throughout their career progression.
- Operational Excellence
CW’s business operations and support services are clearly defined by compliance measures, and standards of excellence, systematically measured, and clearly communicated through policies and procedures, and delivered by dedicated employees who embrace continuous improvement and The CW Way.
- Business Excellence
CW’s competitive and financial strength is accomplished through planning and resource allocation that anticipates and supports institutional needs through regular strategic planning cycles embracing emerging external needs while meeting regulatory compliance and accreditation requirements that facilitate student success.
The College of Westchester is accredited by:
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 1007 North Orange Street, 4th Floor, MB #166, Wilmington, DE 19801 (267-284-5011) www.msche.org. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Authorized by the New York State Board of Regents to confer:
Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S), and the Associate in Occupational Studies Degree (A.O.S).
All programs offered are registered by the New York State Education Department.