News Releases

News Releases

WGU and Red Cross Partner to Boost Student Volunteerism, Access to Affordable Education for Employees and Volunteers

The American Red Cross has entered into an agreement with Western Governors University (WGU), making the online, competency-based university a national education partner.

WGU Awarded Seventh Straight Best of State Medal for Best Online Education

For the seventh consecutive year, Western Governors University (WGU) has been awarded Utah’s Best of State medal for best online education.

WGU and Scholastic Celebrate Educators with Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes

To recognize and celebrate the dedication and accomplishments of educators nationwide, Western Governors University (WGU), and Scholastic have teamed up for a Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes.

Four Utah Students Get a Year of College Tuition, Courtesy of WGU and the Utah Jazz

Western Governors University and the Utah Jazz have teamed up to provide four Utah students with a full year of tuition.

WGU Wins Two Awards for Excellence in Distance Learning

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Western Governors University (WGU) with two awards for excellence in distance learning at its 2015 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.

WGU Announces Nursing Leadership Grad Degree Scholarship

WGU has announced a new scholarship opportunity for nursing master’s degree students honoring the leadership and healthcare career of outgoing American Organization of Nurse Executives President Linda Knodel.

WGU Named “Best Value School” by University Research & Review for Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, nonprofit online Western Governors University (WGU) has been recognized by University Research & Review (UR&R) as a “Best Value School,” one of only 13 universities to receive the award this year.

WGU Celebrates Nurses with $75,000 in Scholarships

To honor nurses for their commitment to community health and to commemorate upcoming National Nurses Week 2015, Western Governors University (WGU) has announced the WGU Loves Nurses Scholarship.

WGU to Award $400,000 in Scholarships for Current and Aspiring Teachers

WGU will award $400,000 as part of the new Excellence In Education Scholarship for aspiring and current teachers seeking a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Gallup-Purdue Index Finds WGU Grads Have Great Jobs, Great Lives

Graduates from Western Governors University (WGU) are more likely than graduates from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want, feel engaged at work, and have an emotional attachment to their alma maters, according to a study conducted by Gallup in 2014.

WGU a Top Producer of Minority Nurses

Western Governors University (WGU) awards the fourth-largest number of bachelor’s degrees in nursing and the ninth-largest number of master’s degrees in nursing to minorities in the United States, according to Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

WGU to Recognize More than 6,700 Graduates at Semi-Annual Commencement

Online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU) will honor more than 6,700 graduates at its 28th semi-annual commencement.

Students Confirm: Mentor-Based Faculty Works

Western Governors University is known for pioneering the competency-based learning model that lets students study independently, progress at their own speed, and focus on what they need to learn while moving quickly through what they already know.

How to Get (or Get Ahead in) the Top Jobs of 2015

The Forbes list of the “10 Most Promising Jobs of 2015” highlights high-paying, in-demand careers expected to offer big potential to job seekers in the coming year.

WGU Offers $100,000 in Scholarships That “Work for You”

Western Governors University—the online university that pioneered the competency-based education model—announced it will be offering the new Education that Works for You Scholarship.

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