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Why Choose WGU?

WGU was built from the ground up with adult learners like you in mind. Our 19 founding governors designed WGU so that you won’t have to choose between work, family, and school. Nor will you have to forgo your dreams of a degree and career advancement because of cost.

You’re in control of your education. In general, there are no class schedules to "fit in", no high-priced tuition to strain your wallet. You’ll get a first-rate education online with superior programs, low tuition, and unmatched personal attention and support. With programs starting the first of every month, your future can start right now.

WGU is different—even from other online universities. Explore the links below to learn about how we're different and why you should choose WGU.

Our Commitments to You

We make six commitments to your success and back them with a promise to help you achieve your dreams for a degree and career success by providing a personal, flexible, and affordable education. Read More >>

Our Competency-Based Approach to Education

WGU provides you with an education that’s based in real world competencies—the skills and knowledge you’ll need to be successful in your career. Read More >>

Who Makes a Good WGU Student?

A good WGU student is independent, disciplined, dedicated, self-directed, and committed to their studies. Read More >>

Our Accreditation

WGU is regionally, NCATE, and CCNE* accredited. Your degree will carry the respect of employers, colleges, and universities alike. Read More >>

Our National Presence

WGU has been recognized as a leader in competency-based education and featured in a number of national publications and broadcasts. Read More >>

How We Compare to Other Universities

Whether it’s our unique competency-based approach to education, our unmatched flexibility and tuition, or our personalized mentoring, you’ll find WGU can put your dreams for a degree within reach. Read More >>

What Employers Say About WGU Students

Our focus on developing competency is an ideal fit for employers. Perhaps that’s why 90 percent of employers rate WGU graduates’ preparation for the workforce as "Good" or "Excellent." Read More >>

Supported by Governors and Industry

WGU was founded by 19 U.S. governors and is supported by over 20 major corporations and foundations who believe in WGU’s commitment to producing highly competent graduates. Read More >>

WGU is a Non-Profit Online University

At WGU, non-profit means so much more than just saving money. It stands for a strong, valuable investment. Read More >>

Take "The Quiz"

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* The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791).