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Westcliff University
About Westcliff

Our Mission, Vision, & Values

Westcliff University’s mission is to Educate, Inspire, and Empower students from around the world to achieve personal and professional success by providing practical, innovative, high-quality campus and online programs.

Vision Statement

Westcliff University strives to become the most innovative global educational institution, respected for its transformative, technologically advanced programs and initiatives with a focus on excellence, social responsibility, and diversity.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Social Responsibility
  • Global Citizenship
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Compassion

Core Competencies

An important dimension to Westcliff University’s mission to educate, inspire, and empower students from around the world is the attainment of core competencies. These competencies delineate the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that are critically needed to achieve the university mission, and as such play a vital role in the development of each student. Additionally, these competencies are aligned institutional learning outcomes specific to the Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels. The following core competencies align with the institutional learning outcomes and form a theme of personal and professional enrichment:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Ethics
  • Information Literacy
  • Quantitative Reasoning


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Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela