WGU Featured Press Coverage

Fast Company on WGU

Fast Company 2013 Most Innovative Companies

“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

NPR - All Things Considered

"The nonprofit online school is challenging many traditional concepts about higher education with a new approach aimed to help adult students finish college."

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

"Western Governors [University] . . . has the potential to transform the higher education industry because of its competency-based learning model."

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.)