About the Denver Institute of Technology
The Denver Institute of Technology became Westwood College - Denver North in 1997. This school is the flagship campus of the Westwood College system, which includes schools in five states and an additional campus on the south side of Denver.
Westwood's Denver North campus is located a little over nine miles from downtown Denver. Although there is no on-campus housing at this school, students who want to live near campus can talk to a campus-based Collegiate Housing Services representative to arrange the lease of a furnished apartment. With a bus stop for Denver's public transportation system and major highways nearby, students have options for commuting to this school.
Westwood College - Denver North is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools and offers one diploma and 18 associate's and bachelor's degree programs. Fields of study include business administration, dental assisting, information technology, game software development and criminal justice. Several of Westwood's programs also have programmatic accreditation, such as the automotive technology program, which is accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.
Westwood College - Denver North has 80,000 square feet of classrooms, labs and other educational space, including three video gaming labs and an automotive facility with six bays. The campus also includes courtroom lab and two medical labs.
Aspiring Westwood College students must talk to an admissions representative before applying to the school. Along with completing the online application, applicants must supply proof of obtaining a high school diploma or GED. Additionally, English proficiency and college readiness must be demonstrated through minimum ACT or SAT test scores or through Wonderlic, Inc. assessments.
In Fall 2012, 32 students enrolled in Westwood College - Denver North. Of these students, more than half were male, almost all were residents of Colorado and 30 were enrolled as full-time students.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Tuition at Westwood College is charged per quarter and varies by program. For example, the 2014 tuition for full-time students enrolled in the bachelor's degree program in game software development, which is the most popular program, was $4,975 per quarter. The school estimates that the total for tuition, fees and books for the complete 14-quarter program will cost students $83,650. Some programs also require students to purchase tool or technology kits, which can range in price from $165 to $3,400.
Westwood participates in federal financial aid programs, offers several institutional scholarships and has a financing program to help students pay for college. Tuition is charged by term and payments are due by the end of each term.
|WESTWOOD COLLEGE - DENVER NORTH QUICK FACTS|
|School Type||4-year, private, for-profit*|
|Degrees Offered||Associate's and bachelor's degrees*|
|School Setting||Large suburb*|
|Student Body||455 undergraduates*|
|Student Housing||Off-campus school-affiliated housing available**|
|Schools and Programs||Six schools and 19 programs**|
|Student-Faculty Ratio||17 to 1*|
|Most Popular Fields of Study by Degree Level (Number of Recipients)|| In 2012:
Associate's: Automotive technology (18)
Bachelor's: Game software development (24)*
|Graduation Rates|| 26% in four years
26% in six years*
|Admission Rate||Open admissions*|
|Entering Class Size||32 in 2012*|
|First-Year Retention Rates||27% for full-time and 14% for part-time students*|
|TUITION & FINANCIAL AID|
|Tuition (2012-2013)||$14,295 (typical annual tuition and fees for full-time students)*|
|Financial Aid Sources Available (Percent of Students Receiving it)||In 2012: Federal grants (90%), state and local grants (7%), institutional scholarship (7%), federal loans (97%)*|
|Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Aid||100% of full-time students in 2012*|
Sources: *National Center for Education Statistics, **Westwood College.