Situated on the north-west corner of Israel, Western Galilee College’s campus is located within the municipal boundaries of the city of Akko just 25 km. (15 miles) north of Haifa. The college serves a region within a 20 km (12.5 miles) radius from the campus stretching from the Lebanese border in the north to Haifa in the south, the city of Karmiel in the east to the Mediterranean coast in the west. The region includes the cities of Akko, Nahariya, Maalot, Shlomi, Karmiel and all of northern suburbs of Haifa, as well as kibbutzim, moshavim, community settlements and Arab and Druze villages in the same area.
The college was established in the 1970’s. As a central higher education institution in a peripheral area of the country, Western Galilee College strives to offer a large variety of choice in subjects studied. It is focused on enhancing the human potential of the region and responding to the needs of the local population. It endeavors to attract talent to the area and stop the out flow of young people to the center of the country.
From its initial stages the college’s guiding principle was that opportunity for higher education be provided to all who met academic requirements. Today the college maintains a full support system for all of its applicants including: preparatory study
programs for high school graduates who have not achieved college entrance levels; full counseling and guidance for its students, and financial support through scholarship programs