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WGU students Casey Jenkins and Stephen Allen were recently chosen to receive the CompTIA Education Foundation’s CompTIA IT Merit Awards Scholarship. We asked them to give us some insight into their experience and advice for online learning. This is what Casey had to say: WGU: What is your background? How
Western Governors University awarded 1,922 master’s and bachelor’s degrees on February 12 during its winter commencement ceremony. The event, the 20th for WGU, recognized students who have completed their online degrees since July of last year. A. Scott Anderson, President and CEO of Zions Bank gave the commencement address, and
In December, WGU launched the Facebook 'Like' Sweepstakes, which included a drawing for a Kindle reader. This week, WGU's Facebook page counts more than 6,000 fans. Jessica Crawford from Warren, Pennsylvania! Jessica, a student in WGU's Teachers College and one of our new Facebook fans, was selected in a random
Online education has become increasingly popular in the last decade. Students are opting for the flexibility of at-home study in lieu of an on-campus experience. Colleges and universities everywhere are following suit, allowing their students to complete all or part of their degrees using distance learning. While online university trends
WGU students Casey Jenkins and Stephen Allen were recently chosen to receive the CompTIA Education Foundation's CompTIA IT Merit Award Scholarship. The award recognizes and rewards students who have recently achieved CompTIA certification and are pursuing a degree in Information Technology. CompTIA's IT Merit Award Scholarships are awarded twice yearly
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)
You could win a Kindle, iPad or Mystery Prize (valued over $1000) in a drawing by becoming a WGU facebook fan ! THE CONTEST No purchase is necessary to enter the contest. Those who wish to enter the contest must "Like" the Facebook page, submit an entry form and remain
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
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