University of Washington Educational Outreach
|University of Washington Educational Outreach|
|Location||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Campus||Urban city and also online|
|Affiliations||University of Washington|
University of Washington Educational Outreach (UWEO) is the continuing education and professional development unit of the University of Washington (UW), in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1912, UW Educational Outreach was originally the branch of the university offering correspondence courses. Known today as UW Professional & Continuing Education, the unit provides wide-ranging programs for non-traditional and lifelong learning students, including in-person and online degree completion, online education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), professional certificate programs and master's degrees, UW in the High School, UW Evening Degree Program, UW Summer Quarter, UW Summer Youth, UW International & English Language Programs, Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at the UW, and conference services. The programs provided are fee-based and self-sustaining, and do not receive state funds for support.
Offices for University of Washington Educational Outreach (UWEO) are located in the University District of Seattle, Washington near the UW campus, housed primarily in the UW Tower. The University of Washington purchased what is now the UW Tower from Safeco in 2006. Programs include offerings at the main UW campus, at various locations in the Puget Sound region and online.
|Enrollments: 89,509 (One student may have multiple enrollments)|
|Students Served: 42,757 (80% are working adults age 25+)|
|Degrees Offered: 40|
|Certificate Programs: 130 in 75 fields|
|UWEO Employees: Approximately 250 FTE|
UW Educational Outreach/UW Professional & Continuing Education also administers other fee-based programs, classes, and workshops, including:
- UW Online Learning
- Certificate programs (UW Professional and Continuing Education)
- Non-degree enrollment for UW credit classes
- UW Summer Quarter.
- UW International & English Language programs
- Programs for K–12 educators
- UW Summer Youth programs.
- UW in the High School
- UW-community and business partnerships
- Workshops, short courses and conferences
- Open UW (free online short courses)
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera and edX
- UW travel-study tours
- Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW
- Corporate learning partnerships
- UW Undergraduate Online Degree Completion
- UW Evening Degree
Undergraduate evening degree program
The UW Evening Degree Program administered by UW Educational Outreach offers four Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degrees through the College of Arts and Sciences and one Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Public Health and Community Medicine. They include:
- Social Sciences
- Health Informatics and Health Information Management
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