Mission & Values

WCU faculty and staff are committed to delivering transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our Mission

At West Coast University, we embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability. We design market-responsive programs through collaboration between faculty and industry professionals. We continuously pursue more effective and innovative ways through which students develop the competencies and confidence required in a complex and changing world.

University Values

Academic Integrity and Intellectual Honesty
We are committed to a culture where ethical conduct governs our interactions.

A Culture of Mutual Respect
We believe each member of the University community can significantly contribute to the fulfillment of our mission.

Student Learning
We are committed to continuous assessment, evaluation and improvement of student learning.

The Communities We Serve
We take very seriously our responsibility to make a positive impact on the communities that surround us geographically and professionally.

A Student-Centric Culture
We believe it is our institutional responsibility to identify, understand, and respond to student needs.

Agility and Responsiveness
We respond quickly to the needs of our students, faculty, and associates.

Innovation and Creativity
We are committed to bringing innovation and creativity to the development and delivery of instruction, and in identifying solutions to complex and challenging problems.

We encourage diversity of thought, ethnicity, culture and experience recognizing that through multiple and often differing perspectives offered in a collegial setting, the best ideas emerge.

Efficient Use of Resources
Through our stewardship, we develop solutions that make the best use of investments in time and other resources.

University Objectives

We are committed to keeping our objectives always at the forefront:

  • To provide degree programs in fields of study that lead to professional success.
  • To provide academic and support services to enhance student success.
  • To provide a caring environment that is supportive and concerned with each student's success.
  • To provide curricula, facilities, equipment and educated faculty to prepare students for employment in an ever-changing market.
  • To offer innovative and alternative modes of education delivery.
  • To assist in meeting the employment needs of related professions.

Institutional Learning Outcomes

Institutional learning outcomes are designed by the University as a whole, taking into account the role that both instruction and student services play in contributing to a student’s success. Institutional learning outcomes assume achievement of the stated programmatic learning outcomes of one’s discipline.

Upon graduating from a degree program offered by West Coast University, students should be able to:

  •  Implement intellectual and practical problem solving skills through information assessment and critical thinking.
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate computer proficiency and information literacy.
  • Describe ethical standards and legal guidelines associated with one’s chosen career field.
  • Explain why knowledge of and respect for the societal contributions of diverse cultures and perspectives is an important quality in one’s discipline.
  • Articulate the importance of working collaboratively with other healthcare providers in support of the client/patient.


NBDHE Pass Rate

From 2011 through 2015, 100% of the Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene graduates have passed the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination (NBDHE) and 100% have passed a clinical examination. Passage of both examinations is required for licensure and practice.