Education Benefits

West Coast University’s partnership with StraighterLine has been designed to offer an affordable option for students who need prerequisites or are missing general education courses for their desired degree program. Students who are taking or have completed courses at Straighterline are transferrable into West Coast University programs. Please see equivalency guide for additional course details.

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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.

StraighterLine is a student success and college readiness company focused on providing students with quality general education courses that are affordable, flexible, and immersed in student support. StraighterLine offers more than 60 low-cost, online courses and has helped 40,000+ students from diverse backgrounds meet their college degree goals over the past year.

Trusted by colleges and universities, StraighterLine offers high-quality courses that have been reviewed by faculty at over 150 of our partner schools and accrediting entities such as the American Council on Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation. StraighterLine courses offer best-in-class academic content partners, including; McGraw Hill Education, Rosetta Stone, SmartThinking, eScience Labs, and Acrobatiq.

To learn more about WCU’s partnership with StraighterLine, visit the university’s partner page on their website.

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Why Choose West Coast University?

Online classes let you study when and where it’s convenient for you.

One-on-one support through Career Services, Financial Aid advisors and more.

Accelerated and Working Professional options available.

With multiple starts per year, we are ready when you are.

Accredited by WASC and CCNE2.

WCU Programs Offered

West Coast University offers degrees at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of nursing, healthcare, and business.

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1West Coast University is institutionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 748-9001,

West Coast University’s nursing programs are programmatically accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington D.C. (202) 887-6791,

WCU provides career guidance and assistance but cannot guarantee employment.

Financial aid and scholarships available for those who qualify.

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