Why WGU – What Employers Say

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A growing national reputation

WGU has flourished into a national university, serving over 55,000 students from all 50 states. Our unique competency-based academic approach has received praise from academia and employers alike for its relevance to industry. Our reputation with employers is further enhanced by our emphasis on graduating highly competent professionals.

What Employers Say

Our focus on competency development is getting noticed by employers. As a graduate of WGU, you’ll have a valued credential that is valued by employers. Our latest survey speaks volumes about our great fit with the demands of employers in many industries:

  • 99% said that WGU graduates meet or exceed expectations; 92% said WGU graduates exceed expectations.
  • 93% rated the “soft skills” of WGU graduates as equal to or better than graduates from other institutions.
  • 94% rated WGU graduates’ job performance as good as or better than the job performance of other graduates; 53% rated it better.
  • 96% said that their WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs; 89% said that they were very well or extremely prepared.

Learn more about WGU student and graduate success. You can read about WGU student satisfaction, student success on national exams, and employer satisfaction in hiring WGU graduates.