The University of West Alabama is located in the heart of Livingston on the western border of the state. The school was originally chartered in 1835 as a church-related female academy. In the late 19th century, it was under the direction of the noted educator and reformer Julia S. Tutwiler, who succeeded in getting a small appropriation from the State Legislature in 1883 to establish normal school training for girls. This is believed to be the first state appropriation in Alabama made exclusively for the education of women.
Alabama assumed full control of the school in 1907, and the institution grew and developed in subsequent decades to the point where it recognized its broader mission as a regional university. It reflected this in 1995 by changing its name to the University of West Alabama. Currently, the university offers more than 50 online programs and serves over 2,000 online students.
Why the University of West Alabama Online?
Discover the flexibility and convenience of learning online while benefiting from the quality you expect from one of Alabama’s oldest colleges. At the University of West Alabama Online, you’ll pursue your personal and career goals in a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, all in a flexible environment designed to fit your lifestyle. You’ll also benefit from a generous credit transfer policy, affordable degrees and personal support from application to graduation.