Photo of Old Main building on Western's Bellingham Campus. Two large trees are in the foreground, and one is still green while the other has turned orange.Western’s Outreach and Continuing Education has opened doors to extraordinary learning opportunities since 1912, when the first home study courses were created for country teachers.

Today, in addition to its main campus offerings, Western offers many professional development and non-credit opportunities for learners of all ages, from Youth Programs for grades K-12 to the nationally recognized Academy for Lifelong Learning.

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Outreach and Continuing Education
College Hall 133, MS 9102
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 650-3308


Western is a military friendly university offering special tuition rates for active duty personnel, veteran tuition waivers, credit for military training, and priority registration. Learn more about these services provided through Western’s Veteran Affairs office.

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Western Washington University is conveniently located throughout the Puget Sound and Central Salish Sea regions.

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