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Arlington Ballston Campus

4420 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
Local: 1-703-243-3900
Toll Free: 1-877-268-5278

Metro: Ballston/MU

Located in Arlington, Virginia, the Westwood College - Arlington Ballston Campus can deliver an education that fits your interests and skills and meets the demands of today's employers.

The campus is situated in the heart of a mini-downtown just a few miles from Washington, D.C. Business offices, government offices, a major shopping mall and restaurants are all in close proximity, creating the ideal setting for students to optimize exposure in their career fields even while still in college. Whether you're already living in the Northern Virginia, Maryland or Washington, DC area, or are thinking about relocating to the region, Westwood College – Arlington Ballston Campus is an excellent choice for a career-focused college.

Arlington affords easy access to an array of sporting and cultural events, including famous exhibits and museums. The area also boasts a tremendous variety of outdoor activities for relaxation.

Our campus has a comfortable student lounge and hosts ongoing student activities for both career development and fun. Interesting, informative guest speakers appear frequently on campus. Low-cost parking and a shopping mall are just a short stroll from campus.

  • 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


    Westwood College is conveniently located near the southeast corner of the Wilson Boulevard and Glebe Road intersection, next door to Ballston Common Mall.  Getting to campus is convenient using the Metro (subway), bus lines, or by driving.

    Driving Directions
    From Washington, DC via I-395: Follow I-395 over the 14th Street Bridge (south toward Richmond), exit I-395 at Glebe Road / Shirlington Rd exit, turn right on Glebe Road, follow Glebe Road for approximately 3 miles, turn right on Fairfax Drive.

    Public Transportation
    We are just a couple of blocks from the Ballston station on Metro's orange line. More information regarding Metrobus and Metrorail can be found at  Metrobus routes with stops near campus include:

    1 A, 1 B, 1 E, 1F, 1 Z  – Wilson Boulevard-Fairfax
    2 A, 2B, 2 C, 2 G  – Washington Boulevard
    10 B  – Hunting Towers-Ballston
    22 A  – Barcroft-South Fairlington
    24 B  – Ballston-Pentagon
    25 A  – Ballston-Bradlee-Pentagon
    25 B  – Landmark-Ballston
    38 B  – Ballston-Farragut Square

    Arlington Transit (ART) is a county-operated bus servicing Arlington.  More information regarding ART routes can be found on the ART web site. ART bus routes with stops near campus include:

    ART 41 – Court House-Ballston-Columbia PIke
    ART 51-52 – Ballston-Virginia Hospital Center-East Falls Church
    ART 53 – Ballston Metro-Old Glebe -East Falls Church Metro
    ART 62 – Court House Metro-Lorcom Lane-Ballston Metro
    ART 75 – Wakefield H.S.-Carlin Springs Rd.-Ballston
  • Campus Life

    The Westwood College - Arlington Ballston Campus is surrounded by a number of amenities, including Ballston Common Mall, a food court, restaurants, a theater, an ice rink, a health club and a mini-downtown area with businesses, shops and outdoor activities.

    The campus frequently conducts field trips to locations such as:

    • National Building Museum
    • Capitol Hill
    • Supreme Court
    • National Gallery of Art
    • National Museum of Natural History
    • Arlington County Courthouse and Adult Detention Center

    In addition, we feature events to enhance student learning, such as our awards and guest speaker programs. Other activities are staged for fun, as well as education. Some of our past offerings include:*

    • Improving your credit rating
    • Student Resource Services
    • AIDS awareness
    • Tutoring
    • Dean’s List luncheons
    • Student of the Month Award
    • Westwood Olympics
    • Westwood Trivia Challenge
    • Dress for Success workshop, including lecture and student modeling

    *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 Arlington-Ballston Campus graduates for careers with employers such as:

    • Allied Barton Security Services
    • Atlantech Online, Inc.
    • Computer Sciences Corporation
    • Creative Touch Interiors
    • George Washington University
    • Precision Doors and Hardware
    • Prince William Pediatric Care
    • Securitas Security Services
    • The Public Defender Service
    • TM3 Solutions
    • TSI Corporation
    • Virginia Hospital Center
    • Westwood College
    • Women's Health Associates

    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.
  • Faculty Bios

    Westwood takes great pride in its faculty and their accomplishments, employing educators who bring years of practical industry and academic experience to the classroom. They are dedicated to giving students the hands-on experience, real-world preparation, and one-on-one attention required to succeed in today’s competitive career environment. Meet some of our faculty by visiting our faculty spotlight page and selecting your campus or field of interest.
  • 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.


    New Westwood technology program gives students in-depth training for specialized career fields

    Westwood College today unveiled a new Information Technology (IT) program designed to provide students with the latest hands-on skills they need for meaningful employment in computer networking upon graduation.


    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


    Virginia senator Barbara Favola visits Westwood College to better understand benefits of career colleges

    Students, faculty and staff join politician in tour


    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 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 suggests looking beyond the course catalog when considering colleges

    Offering hands-on experience and access to industry leaders can prove to be invaluable to a student's education and eventual job search.


    Alta Colleges Inc. named to 2011 CIO 100 list

    CIO magazine’s 24th annual CIO 100 awards recognize IT excellence


    Westwood College introduces Employment Pledge

    Reinforces commitment to preparing students for future careers.


    Alta College honors top educators through excellence in education awards

    Alta College, Inc., the parent company of Westwood College and Redstone College, announced today the winners of its annual Excellence in Education Awards. With these awards, three top educators are nationally recognized for their outstanding achievements and dedication to excellence both inside and outside of the classroom.


    Westwood College Partners with Employers to Enrich Opportunities for Students and Graduates

    Employers provide guidance through Program Advisory Committees


    Westwood College Announces the 2011 PATH to Success Scholarship Program

    Westwood College is proud to announce the 2011 PATH to Success Scholarships which honors the vision and commitment of Westwood students. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward students who are taking control of their future through dedicated career planning and action.


    Westwood College announces the Westwood 100

    Denver, Feb. 11, 2011 – Westwood College is pleased to announce the Westwood 100, Volume 1 – a collection of personal success stories from 100 Westwood College alumni. These Westwood 100 graduates proudly tell their stories of how they have transformed their lives and found a fulfilling career by obtaining their college degree.


    Westwood College offers tuition-free alumni retraining to graduates

    School’s mission is to encourage lifelong learning.


    Congratulations to 2010 PATH to Success Scholarships Winners!

    Thanks to the more than 325 Westwood students who participated in the 2010 PATH to Success Scholarships competition. The focus of the annual scholastic award program is to reward students who are self-motivated, have a career plan and are taking steps to get a job in their field after college.


    Westwood College Takes Immediate, Decisive Actions Following Senate Committee Hearing and GAO Investigation

    Chief executive drives college to be a leader in the private-sector college industry by implementing new initiatives on compliance, transparency and the student experience.


    Westwood College Students More Satisfied than Others Reports 2010 Noel-Levitz Survey

    Westwood College today announced that its students are more satisfied with their college experience than their counterparts in a comparison group of almost 125 private four‐year colleges and universities. The independent student survey was performed by Noel‐Levitz, a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education research and strategic planning.


    2009 Excellence in Education Awards: Honoring Our Outstanding Educators

    Members of the Alta senior leadership team, campus presidents, deans and honorees gathered for a special ceremony in Denver on April 22 to recognize outstanding faculty members for their dedication to excellence. Our annual Excellence in Education awards honors top educators both at the campus and the national level in six categories: Community Service, Committee Service, Program Leadership, Faculty of the Year, Provost and Dean of the Year. Our winners embody the vision of the ideal educator, one who adds value through contributions not only to students, but also to the campus, the entire institution and the community.


    Westwood College and Redstone College Participate in Hill Day in Washington DC

    Westwood College staff, faculty and students showed up to share their ideas and opinions for Hill Day 2010 in Washington DC, the annual Career College Association’s forum that deals with issues affecting the career college sector of higher education.


    2nd annual Westwood College games raise money for breast cancer research

    Chasity Melvin and Angela Taylor of the Washington Mystics Refereed Fundraising Basketball Game


    Westwood College Helps Veterans Combat The Rising Costs Of College Tuition Through The Yellow Ribbon Program

    Program Closes the Gap between VA Benefits and the Actual Cost of Most Colleges


    Arlington Ballston Campus Hosts Open House, Free Computer 911 Clinic To Highlight IT Industry

    Workshop Offers Free Anti-Virus and Performance-Boosting PC Programs.


    Westwood College Receives "Bridging The Gap" Award From Job Corps For Helping To Change The Lives Of Hundreds Of Youth In The Region

    Westwood College was recently honored by the Job Corps of Maryland and Washington, DC with the Bridging the Gap Award for its outstanding dedication and commitment to helping change the lives of so many Job Corps graduates in the region. Westwood College is the only college or university to receive this award.