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WGU’s Top 13 of 2013

12/31/2013 10:18 am

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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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