WGU In the News

1/26/15 NPR, "Competency-Based Degree Programs On The Rise"

12/17/14 Bankrate, "10 timely tips to pay for college in 2015"

12/6/14 Sacramento Bee, "Planning for mastery again in California higher ed"

11/3/14 Online U, "2015 Best Value Online College & Program Rankings"

10/30/14 The Atlantic, "Grading Adults on Life Experience"

10/23/14 The Huffington Post, "Addressing the Student Debt Crisis: We Can Do More to Encourage Responsible Borrowing"

10/23/14 eCampus News, "A Cheaper Alternative Thanks to Competency-Based Education?"

10/22/14 Accounting Today, "Accounting Degree Review Ranks 30 Most Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees"

10/21/14 The Open Standard, "Hacking Higher Ed with Competency-Based Education"

9/25/14 Inside Higher Education, “The Blown Opportunity”

September 2014 GI Jobs, ”Tailored To You"

9/23/14 eSchool News, "What’s Behind ‘Bad’ Math Skills?"

9/22/14 U.S. News and World Report, "Op-ed: Change is Critical to the Future of Higher Education"

9/11/14 U.S. News and World Report, "Online MBAs Starting to Offer Customization Options"

9/9/14 The New York Times Schools for Tomorrow, "State of the Online University"

9/4/14 Business News Daily, "What Career Changers Should Know About Going Back to School"

9/2/14 Utah Business, "A Virtual Success"

8/25/14 Deseret News, “Robert Bennett: WGU Helping ‘STEM’ Education Slippage”

8/22/14 World Magazine, “Good Credit”

7/31/14 Forbes, "Move Over MOOCS, It’s Online, Competency Time"

7/25/14 Inside Higher Ed, "Competency vs. Mastery"

7/24/14 eCampusNews, "Obama Administration: These job-training programs are the most effective"

7/19/14 Peoria Journal Star, “Amid Smaller Enrollments, Illinois Universities, Colleges Forced to Adjust to Changing Landscape”

7/13/14 Deseret News, “Undersecretary of Education Tells WGU Grads to ‘Continue Being Pioneers'"

7/13/14 KSTU-FOX Salt Lake City, July 2014 Commencement coverage

7/12/14 KUTV-CBS Salt Lake City, July 2014 Commencement coverage

7/11/14 U.S. News and World Report, "Competency-Based Learning Provides Perks for Online Students"

7/11/14 Associated Press, "US Education Official to Give Graduation Speech"

6/19/14 NPR, "Free College For All: Dream, Promise or Fantasy?”

6/19/14 Bloomberg Businessweek, “A New Teaching Structure Could Make College More Affordable. Why Don’t More Schools Adopt It?”

6/18/14 Vox,"The top-ranked teacher education program doesn't have classes"

6/17/14 U.S. News and World Report, “U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings”

6/17/14 Money, "Degrees on the Cheap! Some Colleges Now Let You Pass a Test to Earn a BA"

6/17/14 CBS News, “Most Teacher Preparation Programs Failing to Make Grade: Report”

5/24/14 Pittsburg News Tribune, “Experts: Evolution of Higher Education Inevitable”

4/9/14 Fox Business, "Your Guide to Picking an Online College"

3/12/14 Journal of Professional Nursing, "Nursing Education at Western Governors University: A Modern, Disruptive Approach"

1/25/14 Time, "The New College Exam: A Test to Graduate"

1/16/14 MSNBC, Mitch Daniels discusses college tuition and affordability

1/8/14 MSN.com, "4 hidden costs of online degrees"

1/8/14 U.S. News & World Report, "4 Hidden Costs of Online Degrees"

1/7/14 USA Today, "Give competency-based college programs a chance: Column"


WGU Commencement Ceremonies