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98% employer satisfaction with WGU grads2.
A degree that can pay for itself faster3.

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$2,000 New Year, New You Scholarship. Apply now!

Resolutions are famously hard to keep. But if your motivations are strong, so is your will to succeed. Have you resolved to start your degree this year? Whatever your reason—and there are many good ones—WGU is designed to help you get results! We're accredited, surprisingly affordable, and student-obsessed. Our degree programs are career-relevant, flexible, and designed for busy adult students.

And now, for a limited time, the $2,000 New Year, New You Scholarship is one more way WGU is putting a high-quality college education within reach.  

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The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities first accredited WGU in 2003 and reaffirmed our accreditation in 2016, noting WGU's “institution-wide focus on helping students succeed.”

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University Research & Review has named WGU a Best Value School four years running, saying: “Every adult considering enrolling in an online degree program should take a close look at WGU, one of the most innovative schools we’ve seen.”

NCATE (CAEP) Accredited Teacher Preparation Degrees NCATE (CAEP) Accredited Teacher Preparation Degrees

WGU's Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

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The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791).

WGU's College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education worldwide.

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“I’m impressed by the results in places like Western Governors University. Its low-cost online programs rely on competency-based progression, not class time or credit hours.”

—Bill Gates, Microsoft Founder

WGU is recognized for its surprisingly affordable, high-quality online college degree programs.


Proving the naysayers wrong.

“I remember being in a class one day and the teacher told me, ‘You’re just not going to amount to anything—ever—in life.”

What do you do when the odds seem stacked against you, and even the people who are supposed to believe in you fail to give you the support you need? Rashaan Green found the inspiration he needed to enroll in a bachelor's degree program at WGU—and then in a master's program!

Find out how he did it—and read about 10 other highly successful people you've probably heard of who were once told, "You're not good enough." 

Inspirational graduate Rashaan Green after receiving his second IT degree from WGU

A national university with students near you.

Four online colleges. 60+ flexible degree programs. One highly respected national university.

Our commitment to your success starts with our focus on four high-demand fields: K–12 teaching and education, nursing and healthcare, information technology, and business. Every degree program at WGU is designed to fit a high-growth, highly rewarding career path. Which college fits you?

What degrees does WGU have to offer? View all our online college degree programs.

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Our online college degree programs start on the first of every month, all year long.

No need to wait for spring or fall semester. It's back-to-school time at WGU year-round. Get started by talking to an Enrollment Counselor today, and you'll be on your way to realizing your dream of a bachelor's or master's degree—sooner than you might think!

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¹ Since the launch of WGU's Responsible Borrowing Initiative in 2013, average borrowing per WGU student has decreased by more than 40%. Undergraduate students at WGU graduate with less than half the debt of the national average.
In a 2017 Harris Poll survey of 301 employers of WGU graduates, 98% said their WGU grads meet or exceed expectations; 91% said "exceed."
WGU graduates, on average, increase their annual income by $10,100 within two years of graduation. With an average cost of $15,000 for a bachelor's degree, the average return on investment for a WGU degree is less than two years. Source: 2017 Harris Poll Online survey.