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Career and Professional Development for Alumni


As your focus shifts to career advancement, so does the support from WGU. Our Career & Professional Development Team is here to help you thrive in your career by providing current resources and strategic guidance.

Whether you are brand new or a seasoned pro in your career, we’re here to offer some of the best tools on the market and a team of career experts. Here you will find information to help with everything from polishing your resume to charting a path to reach your career goals, all in one trusted place.

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Night Owls Continue Their Education at Many Colleges and Universities

When WGU alumni self-report acceptance into graduate or doctorate programs, we add the university to the list! If you have a new university to report, please share your news with us at

* Indicates universities where WGU graduates have reported admission for a doctorate degree.

Airforce Institute of Technology
Alabama University*
Alaska Pacific University
Amberton University
American College of Education
American Military University 
American Public University
American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University*
American Univserity
Anderson University*
Antioch University
Argosy University*
Arizona State University
Arkansas State University
Ashford University
Aspen University

A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences*
Auburn University
Baker University
Ball State University
Baylor University
Bellevue University
Boise State University
Boston University 
Bowie State University
Bowling Green State University*
Brigham Young University
Brown University
Buffalo Law School (SUNY)
California State University
California InterContinental University* 
Canisius College

Capella University*
Capitol Technology University*
Central Methodist University
Central Michigan University
Charlotte School of Law
Clemson University
College of Staten Island
Colorado State University
Colorado Technical University*
Columbia International University*
Columbia University*
Columbus State University*
Concordia University St. Paul
Concordia University Portland*
Cornell University
Crown College

Dallas Baptist University
Devry University
Devry University Keller School
Drexel University
Emery & Henry College
Eastern Kentucky University
Fairfield University*
Faith International Seminary*
Florida Institute of Technology

Florida International University
Fontbonne University
Fresno Pacific University
Fuller Theological Seminary
Georgia College & State University
George Mason University
Georgia State University*
Georgia Tech
Georgetown University

Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
The George Washington University
George Washington University
Gonzaga University
Governors State University*
Graceland University
Grand Canyon University*

Harvard University
Heritage University
Hunter College- The City University of New York
Idaho State University
Indiana Wesleyan University
Indiana State University*
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson and Wales University
John Marshall Law School
Kansas State University
Kansas State University Medical*
Kaplan University - Concord Law
Lamar University*
Lewis & Clark
Liberty University*
Lindenwold University
Loma Linda University

Loyola University Chicago
Loyola University New Orleans
Louisiana State University
Louisiana State University Shreveport
Marshall University*
Marymount University*
Medical University of South Carolina
Messiah College
MIT Sloan School
Moody Theological Seminary
New Hampshire University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University Tandon School of Engineering
National University*
National Louis University
North Carolina State University
Northcentral University*
Northeastern State University
Northeastern University

Northern Arizona University
Northern Illinois University Northwestern California University School of Law*
Northwestern University
Norwich University
Nova Southeastern University
Oakland City University*
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University*
Oregon State University
Pennsylvania State University
Point Park University*
Portland State University*
Post University*
Purdue University
Purdue University Global
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton University

Regis College*
Rutgers University
Saint James School of Medicine*
Saint Louis University
Seattle University
Seton Hall University
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Shorter University
Simmons College
Slippery Rock University

Southeastern Louisiana University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Southern New Hampshire University
Southern Utah University*
St. Mary's University School of Law*
St. Norbert College
St. Thomas University
Strayer University
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
Texas A&M International University

Texas Christian University
Texas Southern University
Texas Tech University
Thomas Edison State University
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Touro University Nevada*
Trevecca Nazarene University
Trident University*
Troy University

Union Institute & University
United States Naval War College
University of Alabama
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Arizona
University of Arkansas
University of California, Berkeley
University of Colorado
University of the Cumberlands*
University of Dayton*
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Houston
University of Houston - Victoria
University of Idaho*
University of Illinois*
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Kentucky College of Social Work
University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics
University of London - Birkbeck
University of Maryland, College Park*
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Lowell

University of Memphis
University of Miami*
University of Michigan
University of Michigan - Flint
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri at Kansas City
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
University of New England
University of New Hampshire*
University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law*
University of New Mexico
University of North Alabama
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Dakota
University of North Texas G. Britt Ryan College of Business
University of Northern Colorado
The University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School
University of Phoenix*
University of Redlands

University of South Alabama
University of South Dakota*
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
University of Southern Mississippi*
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences*
University of the Pacific McGeorge School
University of the Southwest
University of Utah*
The University of Tennessee Knoxville*
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Tyler
University of Toledo College of Law*
University of Tulsa
University of Virginia
University of Washington Seattle*
University of Washington Tacoma
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee*
Utah State University* 

Valapariso Law School
Vanderbilt University*
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University*
Virginia Tech
Walden University*
Warner Pacific College
Washington State University
Wayne State College

Weber State University
Webster University
West Texas A&M University
West Virginia University
Western Carolina University
Western Governors University
Western Illinois University
Western New Mexico University
Western Washington University

Wilkes University*
William Carey University*
William Howard Taft University
Wilmington University*
Xavier University- Williams College of Business
Yale University
Yeshiva University
Youngstown State University

WGU grads go on to do big things!

Take a look to see where some Night Owls are in their careers. Find this information and more in the WGU 2023 Annual Report

Major companies have employed WGU grads. As self-reported by alums when joining the WGU Alumni Network, these organizations represent just a few of the thousands of employers that have had WGU grads in their ranks:

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