WGU Featured Press Coverage

Fast Company on WGU

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“For showing public schools another way to do business. The low-cost, self-paced WGU focuses on skills that lead to better jobs in teaching, health care, IT, and business.”

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CNN Feature on WGU


"It's a school without boundaries—there aren't any teachers, curriculums are personalized, and students can go at their own pace."

Students Go at Own Pace at School Without Boundaries:
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NPR All things considered discusses WGU


“The unique thing about education, and what makes it so hard to control the price, is that it's not just a service or a good. It's a process, and the learner takes an active role in creating its value. A college education may never be free, but for many people it will remain priceless.”

Free College for All: Dream, Promise, or Fantasy?

Online School Helps Grown-Ups Finish College:
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New York Times feature on WGU

New York Times

"While such programs are now the exception, Mr. Duncan said, 'I want them to be the norm.'"

Official Calls for Urgency on College Costs

Weekly Prompts from a Mentor

Online Enterprises Gain Foothold as Path to a College Degree

Online University WGU Feature on American RadioWorks

American RadioWorks

"WGU is like no other American university. It is designed to meet the needs of working adults who want to further their education but don't have the time to attend a conventional community college or university."

A School of Clicks, Not Bricks

Washington Monthly feature on WGU

Washington Monthly

"Innovation allows WGU to offer its students a college degree that is of greater demonstrable value than what its for-profit competitors offer—and do so for about a third the price, in half the time."

The College For-Profits Should Fear

Bloomberg Business Week article on WGU

Bloomberg Business Week

“We know we have a lot of different kinds of learners, and we think (competency-based education) will be a way for some of those learners to be successful more efficiently than the traditional way.”

A New Teaching Structure Could Make College More Affordable. Why Don’t More Schools Adopt It?

Online Education, With a Low-Cost Twist

LA Times article on WGU

LA Times

"Western Governors University is a nonprofit focused on keeping education affordable. Students work at their own pace, making WGU popular with those who have jobs and families."

This College Lets Students Earn Their Degrees Online

TIME article on WGU

Time Magazine

"Let's not waste anyone's time or money. You won't find that phrase emblazoned on a T-shirt, but it's essentially the motto of Western Governors University (WGU), a private online school that has worked hard to prove it is anything but a diploma mill."

Go Western, Young Man.

Can an Online Degree Really Help You Get a Job?

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NBC Nightly News

"The dreams of 19 governors have become [WGU Grad Angie Gonzalez's] dream fulfilled." (Note: A short advertisement that can't be removed precedes the WGU segment.)

Fox Business on WGU

Fox Business

“Students need to ask a lot of questions of someone in the school’s admissions. Don’t assume high price equals high quality.”

Your Guide to Picking an Online College

US News Feature on WGU

U.S. News and World Report

“Teachers need to be at their best so they can bring the best out in their students. But most teacher preparation programs don’t equip new educators with the tools they need to make that happen.”

U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings

Money on WGU


“Competency-based programs are perfect for older students who are daunted by the prospect of attending college for four or more years.”

Degrees on the Cheap! Some Colleges Now Let You Pass a Test to Earn a BA

CBS News Feature on WGU

CBS News

With only 1 in 15 programs providing first-year teachers with solid preparation, it is clear we, as a nation have a long way to go if we are going to do right by teachers as well as their students.”

Most Teacher Preparation Programs Failing to Make Grade: Report

Vox on WGU


“The best preparation program in the country for future high school teachers, according to new US News and World Report rankings, happens at an online university you probably haven't heard of where students don't take any classes.”

The Top-Ranked Teacher Education Program Doesn’t Have Classes