University of Washington Educational Outreach
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University of Washington Educational Outreach (UWEO) is the continuing education and professional development unit of the University of Washington (UW), in Seattle, Washington. Founded in 1912, UW Educational Outreach was originally the branch of the university offering correspondence courses. Known today as UW Professional & Continuing Education, the unit provides wide-ranging programs for non-traditional and lifelong learning students, including in-person and online degree completion, online education, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), professional certificate programs and master's degrees, UW in the High School, UW Evening Degree Program, UW Summer Quarter, UW Summer Youth, UW International & English Language Programs, Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at the UW, and conference services. The programs provided are fee-based and self-sustaining, and do not receive state funds for support.
Offices for University of Washington Educational Outreach (UWEO) are located in the University District of Seattle, Washington near the UW campus, housed primarily in the UW Tower. The University of Washington purchased what is now the UW Tower from Safeco in 2006. Programs include offerings at the main UW campus, at various locations in the Puget Sound region and online