From the Chancellor's Desk

Dear Friends,

More than 35 years ago, East-West University was conceived to provide an equal opportunity for higher education to everyone who is desirous and capable for college education.  This commitment to affordable education for all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups is part of the University’s mission and a principle that has sustained the University through its history.

East-West University is a small school that offers personal attention and smaller class size.  Almost 2,000 students have earned an East-West degree since our doors opened in 1980.  Over the past several years, East-West University has established the highest graduation rate of any majority-minority institution of higher learning in the state of Illinois.  In Fall 2011, Washington Monthly magazine’s annual college guide and later New York Times recognized East-West University as one of the top 10 baccalaureate institutions in the nation in their Social Mobility Index, the ones which are most affordable and graduate their students with the lowest amount of debt.

Today, the University stands poised to expand its inclusive, future-oriented, and globally-focused mission to even more students who hunger for knowledge and opportunity.  The University has completed the construction of a new 17 story Student Life Center that has more than doubled the size of our campus, provides students with residential facilities for the first time, and provides attractive studying, working, and leisure space for students, faculty and staff.  Institutions of higher education have a duty to prepare their graduates for economic, technological, social, political, and cultural challenges that require greater knowledge and understanding of the world’s many cultures.  This is a responsibility that has always been a principal component of the educational experiences provided by East-West University.

We are glad you chose to visit our Web site, and we hope you will continue to support the mission of East-West University.

With warmest regards, I remain

Sincerely yours,


Dr. M. Wasiullah Khan



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