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River Oaks Campus

80 River Oaks Center, Suite 111
Calumet City, IL 60409
Local: 1-708-832-1988
Toll Free: 1-888-549-4960

Westwood College – River Oaks Campus is conveniently located adjacent to the River Oaks Mall in Calumet City, Illinois, the economic hub of Chicago's far south suburbs. The campus is easily accessible to both Illinois and Indiana residents via numerous major highways.

Encompassing 50,000 square feet, the campus has 31 labs and classrooms, plus a Student Resource Center. A family atmosphere promotes student empowerment and successful college careers.

It's a short walk to the River Oaks Mall with its four major department stores, numerous other shopping establishments and a food court. In addition to shopping, the mall offers potential part-time employment for qualified students.

Westwood River Oaks Campus is a great place to gain a career-focused education in a convenient location.

  • Programs

    School of Technology

    School of Healthcare

    School of Business

    School of Design

    School of Justice

    Not all programs are offered every term. Check with the campus for current program offerings.

    Download our course catalog for a for details on our degree programs and our addendum for updated tuition and fee information.

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    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Maps & Transportation


    Driving Directions:
    The campus is easily accessible from Interstate 90 (Dan Ryan/Bishop Ford Expressway) exit 159th street east and from Interstate 80/94 (Frank Bormann Expressway), exiting at Torrence North.

    Public Transportation:
    Bus service Route 364 (River Oaks - Orlando Square) delivers students within 200 steps of the campus.

  • Campus Life

    The Westwood College - Rivers Oaks Campus in Chicago has a number of amenities to help students throughout their courses of study. Among them:*

    • Personal academic advisors
    • PC and Macintosh computer laboratories
    • Two fully equipped Medical Assisting laboratories
    • Student commons area and easy access to the food court
    • Private room for tutoring and group projects
    • Secured access to classroom and laboratory facilities
    • Weekly personal-success coaching sessions for new students
    • Honor society recognizing academic achievement
    • Honors and perfect attendance boards
    • Ample parking
    • Digital and hard-copy library resources including a quiet computer-only resource annex

    Students also benefit from our cooperation with the suburban Inter-Library Loan Consortium and Illinet.

    The River Oaks Campus also hosts a number of activities and awards programs to enhance student life. For example, each term students who achieve high academic standards participate in an honors lunch or dinner and are recognized on a board posted in the hallway. In addition, graduation commencement exercises are conducted twice a year at Navy Pier, plus the campus sponsors frequent program-specific speakers, job fairs and numerous other student-centered activities.

    *More information on student activities can be found in the student services section of the course catalogs

    Request More Information

    Our graduates receive hands-on, career-focused training. Don't wait another day; start transforming your life into the one you've always wanted.

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    Did You Know?

    Our fast-track approach can help you earn your associate degree in as little as 17 months or your bachelor's degree in as little as three years.

  • Employers

    Westwood has prepared our Chicago River Oaks Campus graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • Bank of America
    • Campagna Academy
    • Coleman Development Corporation
    • Dental Dreams
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • H&R Block
    • Macy's System and Technology
    • Marquette Bank
    • Midwest Eye Center
    • Olive Harvey College
    • Riverdale Resource Center
    • Rush University Medical Center
    • Sacred Heart Hospital
    • Salvation Army Department of Corrections
    • Securitas

    Westwood College tracks the initial employers of its graduates for accreditation purposes. This list represents a partial list of employers of graduates from this program, drawn from across the Westwood campus system, and contains employers of Westwood College graduates from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. It is not intended to represent an endorsement of Westwood College by the listed employers.

    Comprehensive employment information for graduates from each campus is available.
  • News

    Read about the most recent happenings on Facebook, see what we've been tweeting about or check out our College and Career blog for interesting resources. Our most recent news stories are listed right here:

    Westwood College featured on MSN Money

    Read the full article here.


    Westwood College graduate is one of five students nationwide to receive APSCU’s GREAT award

    Guillermo De La Riva was selected from more than 180 nominations for the 2014 award.


    Westwood College introduces new scholarship and reward program

    100% of Westwood College students eligible for at least one of 11 institutional scholarships or rewards.


    Westwood College's national "Good Works" service program raises $25,000 for community groups

    Faculty and staff from Westwood College recently hit the streets on a mission to do "Good Works" by helping more than 38 local community organizations throughout the U.S.


    Westwood College launches national "Good Works" community service program

    Month-long program to raise up to $25,000 in donations, serve 5,000 volunteer hours.


    Members of congress welcome Westwood College during Hill Day

    Westwood students visit U.S. Capital offices and discuss the face of career colleges.


    Westwood College takes on larger role in strategic direction of private sector colleges

    Committee appointments by Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities reinforce partnership between college and trade organization


    Westwood College students create a path to job success in a challenging economy

    Eric Lovett named 2012 recipient of the $10,000 Platinum PATH Scholarship.


    Westwood College donates $10,000 to A Better Chicago in honor of 2012 Westwood Success program

    Program recognizes 100 Westwood College alumni, including 18 from Chicagoland, for completing degrees and finding fulfilling careers despite personal challenges.


    Westwood College announces graduate success stories

    Alumni recognized for completing degrees and using hands-on skills to find fulfilling careers despite personal and economic challenges.


    Westwood College staff volunteers more than 400 hours in support of ACICS Centennial We SERVE Community Service Week

    Central Administration staff donated time to Food Bank of the Rockies, Junior Achievement and others.


    Westwood College River Oaks Campus celebrates black history month; congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. shared historical perspective with students

    Students from Westwood College - River Oaks campus wrapped up a month-long recognition of Black History Month with a visit from Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. On Feb. 21, Jackson met with approximately 75 students as well as faculty and staff to provide a historical perspective of how African Americans have impacted the history of the United States from the Revolutionary War to present.