June 2011

Two major national publications took a look in new articles this week at the value of a college education, and both came to the same clear conclusion: A college degree is well worth the investment of time and money. The articles come at a time when some are buzzing online

When looking for a new or better job, a résumé is often the first impression you make on a potential employer – and you know what they say about first impressions. As you look to launch your career, advance to a better position, or change career paths altogether, earning a

If you still haven't liked WGU on Facebook and entered our fan giveaway sweepstakes, what are you waiting for? The WGU Facebook community is just under 9,000-strong, and that means we're closer than ever to giving away a mystery prize worth $1,000. That prize could go to you, but only

WGU Washington is taking the Evergreen State by storm. At the official launch last month, leaders from the state's community and technical colleges, state government, and others celebrated what WGU Washington's online degree programs will mean for the state's residents. Leslie Goldstein, Governor Gregoire's Education Policy Advisor, said the Governor

Like most online university students, our new mascot is a night owl. But while he spends his nights seeking prey and hooty-hooing in spooky old trees and barns, WGU students are often up late for another reason: They're up studying, doing household chores, finishing up a big work project, doing

By LaQueshia Jeffries It was early 2007 and our family (a soldier, a wife, and three boys) had just arrived on Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. As far as moves go, this one was pretty seamless. The flights, although sleepless, were manageable enough. And thanks to the competent

From coast to coast, north to south, there are WGU students earning their online degrees in every American state – as well as a few territories and overseas. That’s the beauty of an online university : no boundaries, no geographical limitations, no need to be in a specific place at

In the rapidly growing world of online higher education , the number of reasons for earning a degree online is as great as the number of students enrolled. But again and again, one common theme arises: flexibility. While going to college online is often just as rigorous and challenging as

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