Since 1884, Woodbury University has served a distinguished role in meeting the educational needs of Southern California.
HOW IS WOODBURY DIFFERENT? We transform students into liberally educated professionals and socially responsible citizens by integrating four fundamental educational principles into all of our educational programs.
FOUR PILLARS These Four Pillars, upon which a Woodbury education rests, are our values, our active verbs, our lodestars. They form the core of the student experience; they define our aspirations and our outcomes.
Transdisciplinarity: Harnessing the creative power of multiple disciplines that come together to share perspectives across boundaries and discover solutions.
Design Thinking: Developing the ability, desire and confidence to imagine new ideas that give students a competitive edge.
Entrepreneurship: Gaining business knowledge that creates opportunities for actionable growth and success.
Civic Engagement: Achieving fulfillment through exposure and experience with the community and the process of giving back.
LEADERSHIP Woodbury graduates are innovative leaders who help individuals and communities flourish. They integrate professional skills with global citizenship, entrepreneurial energy, and intellectual curiosity.
STUDENTS AND FACULTY Woodbury’s more than 1,700 students attending our Burbank and San Diego locations represent the cultural diversity of Southern California and personify the American dream of education and hard work.
With an average class size of fifteen, Woodbury students learn from a combination of full-time and part-time faculty. This mix of academically and practically trained professionals gives Woodbury students a balanced education focused on results.
Mission Statement Woodbury University empowers people to do extraordinary things. We transform students into liberally educated professionals and socially responsible citizens by integrating transdisciplinarity, design thinking, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement into all programs. We achieve academic excellence by creating external partnerships, implementing effective internal processes, and ensuring quality in all programs and services.
Our Contribution to Society Through Our Graduates Successful Woodbury graduates are ambassadors for the university. They are innovative leaders who help individuals and communities flourish. They are known for being strong communicators, ethical thinkers and creative problem-solvers with a deep commitment to sustainability and social justice. They are knowledgeable in their disciplines and eager for collaboration and continuous learning. They integrate professional skills with global citizenship, entrepreneurial energy, and intellectual curiosity. Woodbury graduates make a difference.
Community – working together, embracing diversity, recognizing our mutual dependence and accountability, engaging our stakeholders, and building solidarity with the larger community
Integrity – demonstrating truthfulness, openness, and transparency, achieving goals through honest means, honoring commitments, and being worthy of the trust of others
Professionalism – observing ethical and technical standards, continually improving competence, and demonstrating commitment to the public interest
Aspiration – pursuing ever higher levels of competitiveness, distinctiveness, and excellence
Agility – cultivating capacity for rapid change and flexibility in all endeavors