Western Oregon University will begin offering classes in Salem beginning January 2019 at the Willamette Education Service District building on Pringle Road.
The number of WOU offerings in Salem will increase gradually, with a much larger range of classes available starting fall term 2019. WOU:Salem courses are designed to help working adults get the higher education they seek, whether it is their first degree, an advanced degree or professional development needed to qualify for a promotion in their current employment.
“We are so excited to announce WOU’s presence in Salem in partnership with WESD,” said President Rex Fuller. “We’ve been working on this expansion for some time, and I’m proud that we will be able to serve the educational needs of working adults. Our convenient location and class formats will make it much easier for students to achieve their academic and career goals.”
WOU:Salem classes will take place in the WESD Professional Learning Center at 2611 Pringle Road SE two nights per week. The courses will be taught by faculty in a hybrid format, with half the meetings online and the other half in person. Enrollment for Salem classes is open to current students. New students can learn how to apply to WOU at wou.edu/admission.
“We already work closely with WESD for our Willamette Promise program for high school students, so this seemed like a great partnership for our presence in Salem,” said Associate Provost for Program Development Sue Monahan. “Now, working adults who want an affordable option for a four-year degree can take practical classes in a location that’s convenient to them.”