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Making Sure Your Degree Counts when Attending Online College
In choosing the right degree you’ll want to make sure the one you earn will help you meet your career objectives and that it will be relevant to future employers. Do your homework. Ask the right questions!
Q and A
1. Is the university accredited?
2. What is the university's background?
WGU is a nonprofit university founded by U.S. governors to create opportunities for busy working adults to go back to school.
3. What will employers think of my degree?
98% of those in a recent survey of employers of WGU graduates rated the job performance of the WGU grad they’d hired as equal to or better than graduates of other universities.
4. How will I learn?
WGU offers a competency-based approach to learning, which allows you to accelerate through material you know.
5. What kind of support will I have?
You’ll have an assigned faculty member, a mentor, and subject matter experts who will work with you throughout your degree program.
6. How will I connect with other students?
Online social and learning communities allow WGU students to interact, whether it’s to get help understanding a subject or just to meet others who live in your city or share your interests. WGU has over 50 online degree programs.
7. How much will it cost?
Less than $6000/year at WGU for most of its degree programs. Tuition has not increased in five years.
8. Will my degree be respected by employers?
Ask for information about alumni placements, employer surveys , and graduate rankings on national test scores.