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Half the costof other online universities
Average time to complete a bachelor's degree is less than 3 years
Flexible, individualized pacing
Personalized, one-on-onefaculty support
98% employer satisfaction
Average salary increase of $9,000 within 3 years of graduation
Half the cost of other online universitiesAverage time to complete a bachelor's degree is less than 3 years
Flexible and self-pacedPersonalized, one-on-one faculty support
98% employer satisfactionAverage salary increase of $9,000 within 3 years of graduation
WGU teacher education program ranked #1 by NCTQ
Earn industry credentials while you earn your degree.
Find out why Harvard Business Review says we're the "real revolution in online education."
WGU named Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by NLN
increase in graduates since 2010, with 13,000+ graduates in 2015.
graduates with Bachelor's or Master's degrees.
In 1997, a bipartisan group of 19 U.S. governors collaborated to establish Western Governors University, an online, competency-based university designed to meet the needs of 21st-century students. In just 20 years, WGU has become one of the largest universities in the country, providing accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in high-demand fields to more than 82,000 students and 85,000 graduates.
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Fast Company ranked WGU alongside leading businesses such as Amazon, Google, Nike, Yelp and Evernote.
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