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WGU is built on the founding principles of responsiveness to employment and societal needs, competency-based education, the expansion of access to higher education, technology infrastructure, and cost-effectiveness.
Nothing is more central to meeting these principles and fulfilling the university’s mission than WGU’s status as a nonprofit university.
Nonprofit (or not-for-profit) means WGU is not in the business of making money. Since WGU is a private institution, we’re not beholden to making profits to appease stockholders.
Simply, we’re in the business of producing highly competent graduates, and nothing else.
At WGU, nonprofit means so much more than just saving money. It stands for a strong, valuable investment. With no profits and no stockholders, WGU invests time and resources where it matters most: you, the student.
Here’s how WGU invests in your success:
WGU was created to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. Our mission has remained one of helping hard-working adults meet their educational goals and improve their career opportunities. Being a nonprofit institution is essential to fulfill this mission.
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