Pursue an Advanced Degree with West Coast University!

Designed for working adults who want to advance their career

The goal of our programs is to help you graduate with the confidence and qualifications to begin or further your healthcare career from WCU.

For over 100 years, WCU has been focused on creating a positive learning experience for every student. We have dedicated faculty, accredited curriculum and a wide variety of support and resources for each student.

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Distance education programs are delivered out of the Orange County and Texas campuses and may not be available to residents in all states.

Flexible online courses

Our flexible programs are designed to fit the busy schedule of working adults with all coursework done online via our interactive online classroom.

Health Services Partner Grant*

You may be eligible to receive the Health Services Partner Grant - up to 10% of tuition charges each term.

Support and Guidance

One-on-one support from a designated Student Success Advisor is provided, as well as a no-cost tutoring and writing center.

We’ve structured our programs to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals with all coursework done online via our interactive online classroom.

Students have the opportunity to utilize the West Coast University’s campuses, our technologically advanced simulation centers and to interact face-to-face with the faculty and student support staff. In addition, students can make contacts with fellow professionals and WCU’s Career Services Department is there to support you after graduation. This online format provides you the freedom to complete your coursework online with the benefits of going to an on ground campus.

WCU is 100% focused on healthcare education. We offer working professionals the convenience to earn an advanced degree online with support services available. WCU, a private university founded in 1909, with 4,000 students and campuses in Texas, California and Florida. West Coast University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) (WSCUC).1 The University’s nursing degree programs are programmatically accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).2



West Coast University proudly supports America’s veterans, active duty military personnel and their spouses. We are committed to serving you with the same integrity with which you served your country.

As a military student, WCU offers a reduced tuition rate to service members and their spouses. You also have access to certain benefits from your service and WCU is here to help you understand and access what is available to you. One of those benefits is eligibility for Tuition Assistance through the Department of Defense.

Our goal is to provide you with the education and support services you need to help you pursue and achieve the success you deserve.

WCU is Accredited!

West Coast University is institutionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)2 and its nursing programs are programmatically accredited by CCNE.3

Financial Aid and Scholarships are available to those who qualify.

*The opinion is the individual’s sole opinion and not necessarily representative of that of the school, any instructor, or any other student.

1For eligibility requirements and additional information, go to https://westcoastuniversity.smartcatalogiq.com/current/West-Coast-University-Catalog/Financial-Policies-and-Information/Financial-Aid-Programs/Private-Loans-Scholarships/Online-Division-Scholarships-and-Grants
2WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) 1001 Marina Village Parkway, Suite 402, Alameda, CA 94501, 510-748-9001, www.wscuc.org

3West Coast University’s nursing programs are programmatically accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202) 877-6791, http://www.aacnnursing.org/CCNE

Applicants must have an ADN or diploma in nursing and hold a current, unobstructed RN license in the U.S.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, the University has moved most of the on-ground courses into a distance education modality. However, as soon as the COVID-19 circumstances change, students will be expected to return on campus to complete their program onsite in the regular learning modality as approved by WSCUC and outlined in the university catalog.