Established in 1835, the University of West Alabama provides opportunities for students to pursue a quality education through undergraduate programs and graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, nursing, business and technology, and education. The University also provides students opportunities for growth beyond the classroom through a wide range of extracurricular activities, programs, and services and through the maintenance of an environment of cultural and intellectual diversity.
The University of West Alabama is a state-supported, educational institution of higher learning governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the Governor of the state of Alabama. As a regional institution, the University is committed above all to meeting the educational needs of the state and particularly of the West Alabama area. Valuing a diverse student enrollment, however, it also welcomes students from throughout the United States and from other countries.
A vibrant, diverse and talented University is paramount to excellence in teaching and counseling. Its members also commit, through their research, to guide and encourage a positive growth of the institution. The emphasis is on respecting the educational, social, cultural and economic needs of their students.