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In the rapidly growing world of online higher education , the number of reasons for earning a degree online is as great as the number of students enrolled. But again and again, one common theme arises: flexibility. While going to college online is often just as rigorous and challenging as

This week is a big week for the WGU community as we prepare to launch WGU Washington on Thursday – and the week kicked off first thing Monday morning with news in the Seattle Times and the Puget Sound Business Journal announcing the leader who will take the reins as

The WGU community just keeps getting bigger. In fact, this month we’ve reached two major milestones: We now have 25,000 students, and more than 10,000 students have completed an online bachelor’s or master’s degree since WGU’s inception. These numbers are just the latest sign of the steady growth WGU has

WGU students have two more reasons to be proud of being part of the WGU community. Last week, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) recognized WGU with two awards for excellence in distance learning. As one of our Facebook fans wrote, "This is great news. It helps to make

The WGU Facebook community is fewer than 100 fans away from celebrating another winner. Our Facebook "Like" sweepstakes, which launched in December, has already made a Kindle winner of Jessica Crawford , a WGU Teachers College student from Warren, Pennsylvania, who won her prize when the WGU Facebook page reached

Today is another exciting day for WGU as we begin the launch of WGU Washington , our second state model. This afternoon, Governor Christine Gregoire signed the bill establishing a partnership between the state of Washington and Western Governors University to create WGU Washington. The first WGU Washington students will

In this interview, Dave Hendricks, an Education without Boundaries course mentor at WGU will share what inspires him to be a valuable part of his students' WGU experience, as well as tips for students studying at online universities . WGU: To start, what is your background? How and when did

WGU continues to get noticed by the national media. This week, WGU was profiled in depth by reporter Alison Damast in BusinessWeek.com. Damast's report highlights military wife, mother, and WGU College of Business grad, Michelle Mills, who spent thousands of dollars and several years struggling to finish her degree as

In December, we launched our Facebook "Like" sweepstakes on the WGU Facebook page. The sweepstakes has not only boosted our Facebook community, but we’ve also been giving away prizes! So far, we have given away a Kindle, but we have yet to give away an iPad and Mystery Prize (valued

WGU students Casey Jenkins and Stephen Allen were recently chosen to receive the CompTIA Education Foundation’s CompTIA IT Merit Award Scholarship. We asked them to give us some insight into their experience and advice for online learning. This is what Stephen had to say: WGU: What is your background? How

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