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Respect and recognition.

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, your degree benefits from the added clout of their endorsement. WGU is a pioneer in higher education for the 21st century, and the organizations below—along with many others—have taken notice. 

1st exclusively online university with teacher licensure programs accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

"Students go at own pace at school without boundaries."

Highlighted as example of "what works" in higher education by presidential report on post-secondary training.

USDLA 2020 Award Health informatics program accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

Students find WGU "an ideal solution" and "a bargain," national magazine says.

Nursing programs accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791).

Pioneer of competency-based education, designed to "better prepare students for the working world," national magazine says.

One of 50 most innovative companies, according to national business and media magazine.

Recipient of the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® Schools Designation—our 10th consecutive year to receive this recognition.
Teacher-prep programs ranked in top 1% for quality and #1 best value by National Council on Teacher Quality.

"An affordable degree? You’re not dreaming."

Highlighted on news program’s segment "What Works," celebrating WGU’s affordability, flexibility, and employment outcomes.

USDLA 2020 Award USDLA 2020 Award Recognized 10 times by the United States Distance Learning Association for our contribution to distance learning.

"Let's not waste anyone's time or money...It's essentially the motto of WGU."

Member of National Cyberwatch Center, a collaboration to build strong cybersecurity programs.

"Based on student and employer feedback, Western Governors graduates are doing well, getting jobs and promotions based on their degrees."

Teaching degree program recommended as one of "10 great things to do with $10,000 now" by national magazine.

AAQEP logo The teacher licensure programs offered through the WGU Teachers College have been awarded full accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) through June 30, 2026.