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Vision and Mission

Writing a Mission Statement is not enough, it must be put into action every day. At WTU we constantly reflect on our purpose and values to determine our priorities and to guide our decision-making.

Washington State is a world leader in information and communication technology, ‘new economy’ business, agriculture, aerospace, and life science. The founders of Washington Technology University envisage a small residential and far-reaching online university that not only prepares students to participate in these industries, but also draws the expertise of these organizations into the teaching and learning process. In short, a university that leverages this unique local context to develop students’ global competencies; and one that prepares students to be adaptive learners, capable of achieving success as they are promoted into leadership positions around our rapidly changing, interconnected, and challenged world.


To inspire success and build better lives.


To empower people to become industry leaders and responsible global citizens, WTU will deliver forward-looking undergraduate and graduate degree programs with curricula that prioritize knowledge, skills, and dispositions relevant to today's innovative organizations. We will reach and engage students with differing learning styles, circumstances, and preferences through research-based distance education and blended learning practices.

Core Values

  • Integrity: Honest, ethical, and responsible behavior
  • Diversity: Embracing the diversity of individuals and ideas
  • Academic Excellence: Pursuing high standards of teaching, intellectual inquiry, and academic freedom
  • Relevance: Preparing students with in-demand knowledge, cognitive, and non-cognitive skills
  • Innovation: Employing, exploring, and encouraging students to seek forward-looking solutions
  • Service: Attending to the needs of all with compassion and fairness

Institutional Learning Outcomes

All WTU graduates are expected to demonstrate five essential Institutional Learning Outcomes. Throughout their degree program of study, students will be assessed and reviewed and upon completion of their degree programs, graduates should be able to:

  • Express ideas effectively, ethically, and responsibly through written and oral communication;
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Demonstrate the ability for scientific and quantitative reasoning;
  • Articulate a basic understanding of the inter-relationship between technology, and problem-solving, communication, and society; and
  • Observe the socio-economic, political, and cultural frameworks of societies within the global context.