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Learn More About Our Competency-Based Programs at WGU

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Education You Deserve, at the Pace You Choose

At WGU, our unique learning model is designed to help you succeed. Whether you're currently working full-time, have family responsibilities, or are dealing with other elements of a busy life, competency-based education can help you meet your educational goals on your timeline. Competency-based education means that you can move through courses as quickly as you master the material, saving you time and money.

  • No class time. Competency-based education means there are no assigned class times, no set schedules, and no deadlines. You read, watch videos, and study course materials whenever works for you and your schedule.

  • Move through courses faster. With competency-based education, you are able to move through courses as quickly as you can master the material. You will take assessments to prove your competency in a course and move on to the next as soon as you pass. 

  • Flexible scheduling for your busy life. Decide if you want to do schoolwork on nights, weekends, in-between shifts, or while your children are at school. At WGU, online, competency-based programs let you be in the driver's seat of your education. 

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Why WGU?
Competency-Based Education Explained by Students

Industry and Academic Respect Add Value to Your Degree

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


Online and Affordable

By charging per six-month term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. The faster you complete your program, the less you pay for your degree.

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Pay less by completing your program faster

Prepared for Success on the Job

*From a 2022 Harris Poll of 300 employers of WGU graduates.

97% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.*

95% of employers said that they would hire another WGU grad.*

99% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.*

Get Started on Your Journey

Let us know what kind of information you'd like and how you'd like us to be in touch. The personalized support you receive at WGU starts long before you become a student. In fact, it starts now:

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Receive a Program Guide full of detailed information on your program of interest. 

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An Enrollment Counselor specializing in your college of interest will answer your questions and can even help you pick a program. No obligation, no pressure!

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