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As we prepare to close out 2013 and jump into 2014, we're saying good-bye to yet another banner year at Western Governors University.
What made it such a big year for the online university? We're glad we asked—last week, in fact, we asked WGU's Facebook fans, Google+ circles, and Twitter followers what they thought was the biggest WGU-related news of 2013. Here are the top 13 vote-getters:
13. Summer Commencement and Winter Commencement Celebrate Graduating Classes of More than 4,000 Each
» Average score: 3.15 out of 5
12. WGU Nursing Programs Turn 5, Celebrate More than 6,600 Students since 2008
» Average score: 3.21 out of 5
11. Study Suggests Improved Earning Potential for WGU Graduates
» Average score: 3.38 out of 5
10. USDLA Recognizes WGU for Excellence in Distance Learning
» Average score: 3.46 out of 5
9. WGU Makes Fast Company's 2013 Ranking of World's 50 Most Innovative Companies
» Average score: 3.73 out of 5
7. Two-way tie:
- New State-Based WGUs Launched in Missouri and Tennessee
- Students Give WGU High Marks in National Survey of Student Engagement
» Average score: 3.79 out of 5
6. WGU Applauds Introduction of Legislation that Would Establish a Competency-Based Education Demonstration Program
» Average score: 4.07 out of 5
5. Enrollment Tops 40,000
» Average score: 4.23 out of 5
2. Three-way tie:
- President Obama Recognizes Online Western Governors University for Innovation and Affordability
- Sixth Straight Year with No Tuition Increase
- WGU Graduates Get High Ratings from Employers
» Average score: 4.33 out of 5
And the #1 top story of the year was…
1. WGU Celebrates its 20,000th Graduate
» Average score: 4.36 out of 5
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