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Higher education has come a long way. From 3500 B.C., when wealthy families provided education for boys only, to the late 1980s when the first online university was launched. Consider the developments of culture and society during the Middle Ages or the basic computer systems that allowed for the first

Western Governors University currently has over 23,000 students across the country and overseas. California boasts the most students per single state at 2,250 while Guam (a U.S. territory) has the least, at seven. New Jersey has the most dense population of WGU students with 23.6 students per square mile, with

Recently, Western Governors University was featured in the Los Angeles Times Personal Finance column by Kathy Kristof. The article focuses on the non-profit approach WGU takes to making higher education accessible, flexible, and affordable for students all over the country. WGU lets students like Orleatha Smith (featured in the article)

Western Governors University acquired five extraordinary trees through the Festival of Trees charity auction that benefits Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City. The hospital serves the special needs of children who suffer from complex illnesses and injuries in the states of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada and Montana. Considered

With more than 22,000 students in all 50 states seeking online degrees at WGU, we’ve decided it’s time to adopt a mascot. And we’re now inviting WGU students, alumni, staff, and friends like you to send us your ideas for a mascot. Here’s a little more information about what we’re

The decision to earn an online degree is often met with other obligations and priorities that life hands us. Through hard work and perseverance, anything is possible. Watch the "Achieve More with WGU"; video and find out why WGU has made earning a degree a reality for so many working

Amazon offers their Amazon Prime services for free to WGU students. This program includes FREE two-day shipping for one year. Signing up is free! You will be asked to provide your school, major and .edu email address. To sign up or learn more about this offer visit the Amazon Student

Ever wonder where WGU students are located? What state they are graduating from? WGU has students in all 50 states and serves active-duty military personnel and their spouses at overseas military installations. The average age of the WGU student is about 36 with an age range from the 20s to

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