This year, kick-start your career by enrolling in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program. No excuses! Here’s why:

  • You can afford it. Our surprisingly low tuition covers all the courses you can complete in a term—and with $6 million in scholarships available in 2018, your tuition can cost even less! For a limited time, apply for the New Year, New You Scholarship.

  • You can fit it into your life. Access course materials 24/7—no scheduled lectures rehashing material you already know! Plus, advance through material as soon as you learn it: Your previous experience, ability to learn quickly, and extra time spent studying could mean you graduate ahead of schedule.

  • You’ll have lots of help. One-on-one faculty support so tailored to your needs, WGU students rate the quality of their faculty interactions 23 percentage points higher than the national average!

  • Your degree will be respected. WGU holds the highest level of accreditation and is recognized nationally by leading associations as providing high-quality education.

Special Offer

You can start the 1st of any month, so apply today!

Tuition Rates, effective January 1, 2018
All Undergraduate Programs Excluding BSN (Prelicensure) $3,190 per term
All Teachers College Programs $3,190 per term
College of Information Technology Graduate Programs $3,490 per term
College of Business Graduate Programs $3,750 per term
College of Health Professions Graduate Programs $3,750 per term
B.S. Nursing (Prelicensure) $4,750 per term

Tuition covers unlimited courses per term.

All programs:

  • $145 per-term Resource Fee, covers e-textbooks and learning resources, saving you thousands. Non-refundable
  • $65 one-time application fee. Non-refundable.

Programs and other fees:

Some programs have small per-term or one-time fees specific to that program's costs. Your Enrollment Counselor can provide more information.


Our faculty members are so committed to your success, we call them mentors:


Personally assigned to you from the day you enroll to the day your graduate, your Student Mentor is your faculty member. They will provide advice, coaching, support, goal-setting—and a healthy dose of cheerleading to make sure you’re celebrating the little and big wins along the way!


Learning independently doesn’t mean learning on your own. Course Mentors are subject-matter experts who are on hand when you need them to ensure you’re mastering course material. They tailor learning to your needs, and the type and intensity of instructional support you receive varies based on your needs in any particular course.


WGU alumni shine on the job

  • Happy employers
  • Happy grads

They're Prepared.


Employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They Perform.


Employers rated WGU graduates' job performance as very good or excellent.

They Wow.


Employers said their WGU graduates have exceeded their expectations.

They're Confident.

WGU: 80%, U.S. avg: 65%

Graduates said the majority of their coursework was related to their jobs.

They're Working.

WGU: 86%, U.S. avg: 74%

Graduates are working full-time.

They're Satisfied.

WGU: 91%, U.S. avg: 65%

Graduates said their degrees were worth the cost of their education.

Source: 2016 Harris Poll survey of 301 employers; 2016 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,403 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,207 WGU graduates; WGU--Gallup 2016 Report


A WGU degree pays for itself faster and adds little to no new debt.

By providing useful information and advice on responsible borrowing before enrollment, keeping tuition low while you’re enrolled, and providing programs that lead to better jobs after graduation, WGU packs a one-two-three punch designed to keep your debt low and your return on investment quick.

Earn More

Recent WGU grads reported earning, on average, $12,500 more within one to two years of graduation, compared with income prior to enrollment...

Higher Raises

...and by four years after graduation, that salary increase averaged $19,100, compared with the national average of just $6,700.

Return on Investment

With an average cost of $19,500 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is about two years.

Source: 2016 Harris Poll survey of 301 employers; 2016 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,403 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,207 WGU graduates; WGU--Gallup 2016 Report


"The decision to apply was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life."

– Bryon Denton

WGU Graduate

Degrees & Programs


Industry and academic respect add value to your degree.

WGU is an innovator receiving praise from every sector. When your alma mater is respected, so is your degree.

WGU grads tell their story





Graduate faster: Learn, prove it, move on

Competency-based education focuses on learning rather than seat time. You’re in the driver’s seat. Each course is a collection of defined competencies—knowledge and skills that employers are looking for from successful graduates. You study on your schedule. As soon as you can prove you’ve mastered the competencies, you take an assessment, pass it, and move on. You spend your time learning new concepts, not rehashing subjects you already know. You can set the pace to graduate early. And in the end, your degree is proof you’ve shown that you’re what employers are looking for!

Graduate with more support: Your success is our job

From before you enroll to after you graduate, our #1 job is a better life for you and your family. Think of it as the best of both worlds: a program that offers complete independence and more support than you ever knew you needed—at exactly the moment you need it! From the enrollment counselor who helps you decide if WGU is the right fit for you to the faculty mentors obsessed with your academic progress to the student and tech support teams eager to help you solve any issues you might encounter as a student, you’re never alone—even though you’re online. And even after you’ve graduated, career and alumni support is just a call away.

Graduate with more value: Smaller investment, bigger returns

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half what you’d pay at other online universities. It means graduating with little to no student debt. It means scholarship and financial aid opportunities and minimal, transparent fees. It means a flat-rate per-term tuition so that when you save time you also save money. And it means understanding that value includes quality, flexibility, relevance, and results, not just cost.

Graduate with respect: Your degree is more than a piece of paper

A crucial measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where you earned it. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, it speaks to the quality and relevance of the education you’ve gained and the competencies you’ve demonstrated. WGU graduates work nationwide in positions of responsibility for leading companies, and employers of our alumni love their WGU grads: In a recent survey, 100% called WGU grads well-prepared for their jobs. Even the White House highlighted WGU as an example of “what works” in reinventing higher education.


Diversity Statement

A diverse faculty is pivotal to the success of Western Governors University’s mission to improve the quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time or place and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.

We maintain that achieving diversity requires an enduring commitment to inclusion that must find full expression in our organizational culture, values, norms and behaviors.

Throughout our work, we will support diversity in all of its forms, encompassing age, disability status, economic circumstance, ethnicity, gender, race and religion.


Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policies

Western Governors University “WGU" does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, gender, religion, sex, disability, age, military or veteran status as required by applicable laws and regulations. WGU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. This policy of nondiscrimination applies (without limitation) to student recruitment, admissions, academic programs and services, student discipline, grading, and student access to WGU sponsored forums.

WGU also complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability and need accommodations, please notify us at adasupport@wgu.edu as soon as possible so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Any student or applicant who wishes to discuss possible discrimination is welcome to contact:

WGU Student Services

Responsibility for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has been delegated to:

Anika Webb - Title IX Coordinator
Western Governors University
4001 South 700 East, Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-2533
Direct: 801-993-2321
Toll Free: 877-435-7948, ext. 1321

WGU encourages students to use the WGU Grievance and Complaint Procedure to resolve discrimination concerns. However, students also have a right to file discrimination complaints directly with the United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

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