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As the nation’s leader in online, accredited, competency-based education, Western
Governors University can be a great fit for military personnel. In fact, WGU is
designated as one of the Top 20 Military-Friendly Schools in the country.
Location, relocation, and time constraints make attending a traditional college
inconvenient, if not impossible. The flexibility of WGU’s online degree programs
make it possible for military personnel to attend college while managing their assignment,
family, and life’s other demands.
A nonprofit university founded by 19 U.S. governors, WGU accepts Tuition Assistance for
all eligible active-duty, reserve and National Guard service members. Several hundred active-duty
military personnel currently attend WGU across all disciplines. WGU offers bachelor’s
and master’s degrees in business, information technology, health professions, and
College of Business
College of Information Technology
College of Health Professions
WGU Teachers College
WGU is different from even other online universities, and may not be a good choice
for all military students. WGU’s degree programs are designed to serve the degree-seeking
student, not someone who is just looking to complete a few courses.
WGU normally serves full-time students. While the university does offer part-time military options for military personnel, the opportunity to truly accelerate completion
of a degree program is only offered through the full-time programs. Our competency-based
approach to education means a degree is awarded once a student has demonstrated
their skills and knowledge in required subject areas through a series of carefully
designed assessments. The part-time options have a limit as to the number of competency
units (credit equivalents) that can be completed in a particular term.
If you have any questions, speak to an Enrollment Counselor.
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