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A 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index, which compared 4,000 WGU graduate responses against national data, found that WGU grads are more engaged at work and reported better overall well-being than the national average. According to the study:
View the 2014 WGU Gallup-Purdue Alumni Report here.
NSSE is a national survey that measures student engagement. In 2015, the NSSE polled 315,000 students from 600 institutions in the U.S. and Canada—including more-traditional online and brick-and-mortar schools—asking them to rate their experiences. Students gave WGU the highest scores possible at levels well above the national average in the following areas:
December 2015 | Total Student Population: 63,678
WGU students graduate with degrees that prepare them to succeed in their careers.
99% said that WGU graduates meet or exceed expectations; 92% said WGU graduates exceed expectations.
93% rated the “soft skills” of WGU graduates as equal to or better than graduates from other institutions.
94% rated WGU graduates’ job performance as good as or better than the job performance of other graduates; 53% rated it better.
96% said that their WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs; 89% said that they were very well or extremely prepared.
The university's current 13-month retention rate (the percentage of students who return after their first year) is 79%; the average for U.S. public colleges and universities is 73%.
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Graduates of WGU’s Teachers College can be found in almost every major public school district in the U.S. A number of WGU graduates have been recognized for their work through awards and grants.
"The dreams of 19 governors have become [WGU Grad Angie Gonzalez's] dream fulfilled." — Tom Costello
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