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In just a few short years, online universities have gone from being relatively unknown to exploding in growth and popularity. Even so, the average person's knowledge about online education is fairly limited. Here are some things you may not know about the world of online education. Time is of the
What does it mean to be college-ready , and is there consensus about that among faculty and staff at American colleges? How can community colleges be better-equipped to help their students with workplace development? How will new educational technologies change the future of the American college? These questions and more
From journalist to car salesman, self-taught software developer to math teacher, WGU graduate Mike Livsey's career path has taken at least four major turns in his life. Those twists and turns included a year off, spending time with his family and deciding what to do next. When it was time
Who Is An Online Degree For? Earning a degree from an online university is a flexible, accessible option for thousands and thousands of students nationwide – but how do you know if it’s the right next step for you? A recent Twitter-based poll of WGU students showed that one major
Two major national publications took a look in new articles this week at the value of a college education, and both came to the same clear conclusion: A college degree is well worth the investment of time and money. The articles come at a time when some are buzzing online
When looking for a new or better job, a résumé is often the first impression you make on a potential employer – and you know what they say about first impressions. As you look to launch your career, advance to a better position, or change career paths altogether, earning a
If you still haven't liked WGU on Facebook and entered our fan giveaway sweepstakes, what are you waiting for? The WGU Facebook community is just under 9,000-strong, and that means we're closer than ever to giving away a mystery prize worth $1,000. That prize could go to you, but only
WGU Washington is taking the Evergreen State by storm. At the official launch last month, leaders from the state's community and technical colleges, state government, and others celebrated what WGU Washington's online degree programs will mean for the state's residents. Leslie Goldstein, Governor Gregoire's Education Policy Advisor, said the Governor
Like most online university students, our new mascot is a night owl. But while he spends his nights seeking prey and hooty-hooing in spooky old trees and barns, WGU students are often up late for another reason: They're up studying, doing household chores, finishing up a big work project, doing
From coast to coast, north to south, there are WGU students earning their online degrees in every American state – as well as a few territories and overseas. That’s the beauty of an online university : no boundaries, no geographical limitations, no need to be in a specific place at
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