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WGU and Reboot Representation: Partners with Purpose

Building Bridges and Breaking Barriers for Women in Tech

WGU strives to eliminate barriers that stand between you and a quality education–which is why we've teamed up with the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition to launch B4 Women in Tech.

This program helps put an accredited and affordable IT degree within reach of Black, Latina, and Native American women wanting to build or grow tech-focused careers. Together, WGU and Reboot Representation are committed to doubling the number of BLNA women graduating with IT degrees by 2025.

See how B4 Women in Tech–along with financial aid, scholarships1, and WGU's flexible approach to higher education–can make earning your IT degree a reality.

1The Donor wishes to expand the scholarship opportunities for historically underserved or underprivileged populations such as Black, Latina and Native American women. The scholarship is available without respect to the applicant's sex, race, or ethnicity, and each applicant's qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Get Started in Three Simple Steps

STEP 1
Complete an Interest Form

Fill out this form to get started with one of WGU’s undergraduate IT programs and the B4 Women in Tech opportunities.

STEP 2
Meet with an Enrollment Counselor

After you complete the form, an Enrollment Counselor (EC) will reach out and let you know how to move forward with enrollment at WGU.

Even if you're not quite ready to enroll yet, your EC can help you determine which WGU degree program is best suited for you.

In addition, Western Governors University also offers WGU Academy, a three-month program that will prepare you for a bachelor's degree. This college readiness program is offered with FREE tuition. You can complete two courses and one IT certification in as little as three months!

We also offer a transcript requesting service program when you're ready to proceed with enrollment.

STEP 3
Start Your WGU Journey

If you've been accepted into a degree program, you will be assigned a WGU Program Mentor who will help guide and support you at every step of the way.

You can also take advantage of connecting with a WGU Ambassador, a female WGU College of IT grad who’s been in your shoes and can help provide guidance, insight, and answer questions.

You will also receive networking opportunities to help you explore future career possibilities, career tips, guidance, advice, and more!

For WGU Academy students, you will be enrolled in the Program for Academic and Career Advancement (PACA), which includes three one-on-one coaching sessions with a Student Success Coach.

What Makes WGU Different

Affordability

In addition to the B4 Women in Tech program, WGU offers plenty of scholarship opportunities that can lower your tuition costs.

Flexibility

Our online IT degree programs are designed to fit your busy life. With no set class schedule, take tests and turn in assignments at any time.

Support

Besides getting support from personal mentors, you can also join WGU’s Women in Technology student club for peer mentorship.

“Attending WGU qualified me for a student internship in network engineering. The certifications and degree I earned made me more eligible for that internship and my first job after school.”

—Eva Santos
B.S. Information Technology

Degree Options for B4 Women in Tech

Computer Science – B.S.

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task:...

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task:

Lay the groundwork for the computing breakthroughs that will enable tomorrow's technologies. 

  • Time: 71% of graduates in similar programs finish within 27 months.
  • Courses: 35 total courses in this program.

You'll have the opportunity to earn these certifications:

  • CompTIA Project+
  • Axelos ITIL Foundation

Utilize your previous college courses or IT experience to help you complete your degree faster.

Careers that this program can help prepare you for include:

  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Artificial intelligence specialist
  • Software engineer
  • Machine learning engineer

Cybersecurity and Information Assurance – B.S.

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree....

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 21 months.
  • Courses: 34 total courses in this program.

Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Cyber crimes investigator
  • Director of cybersecurity
  • Chief of cyber counterintelligence
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Cyber operations planner

Certifications included in this program at no extra cost include:

  • Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) - Associate of (ISC)2 designation
  • ITIL® Foundation Certification
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst Certification (CySA+)
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Network Vulnerability Assessment Professional
  • CompTIA Network Security Professional
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional

Data Management/Data Analytics – B.S.

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online degree:...

Lean into data, and walk away with a cutting-edge online degree:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 37 months.
  • Courses: 39 total courses in this program.

Certifications in this program at no additional cost include:

  • CIW Data Analyst
  • CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2)
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • Udacity Nanodegree—a unique, highly recognized credential designed to prepare you for a career in data science

There are many job titles a degree in data management and data analytics will prepare you for, including:

  • Data Scientist
  • Automation Architect
  • SQL Query Builder
  • R Programmer
  • AI Trainer
  • Tableau Report Developer
  • QA Analyst
  • Python Programmer
  • Analytics Manager
  • Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Statistician

Network Engineering and Security – B.S.

For network engineering and security professionals looking for a Cisco or...

For network engineering and security professionals looking for a Cisco or vendor-agnostic experience.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish similar programs within 39 months.
  • Tuition: $3,625 per 6-month term.
  • Courses: 34 or 37 courses in this program depending on focus area
  • Two focus areas: Students can choose between a Cisco or general program, allowing them to learn and gain experience in their chosen specialty.

Certifications:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • LPI Linux Foundations

The Cisco program also includes: 

  • Cisco CyberOps
  • Cisco DevNet
  • Cisco CyberOps

The general program  also includes: 

  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Cloud Admin Professional (Stacked)
  • CompTIA Secure Cloud Professional (Stacked)

This program will help you develop strong skills in network design, network operations, and security management.

IT Management – B.S. Business Administration

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:...

IT managers are needed in nearly every organization:

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 43 months.
  • Courses: 40 total courses in this program.

Some careers and jobs this business degree will prepare you for:

  • Vice president of risk management
  • Product security incident manager
  • Vice president of technical services
  • CTO and CIO
  • Director of IT

Key competencies of these online courses align with industry needs: management and leadership, networks and security, and information systems management.

Software Development – B.S.

You're a creative and tech genius who wants the bigger opportunities....

You're a creative and tech genius who wants the bigger opportunities.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 40 months.
  • Courses: 34 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost are:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Project +
  • ITIL®1 Foundation Certification

There are a wide variety of job titles this degree program prepares students for, including:

  • Software Developer
  • Network Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer

Software development is the second-highest rated specialty within IT. Secure your future with a degree and additional certifications.

Cloud Computing – B.S.

A three-track program designed to arm you with the certifications and...

A three-track program designed to arm you with the certifications and credentials you need for a career like systems administrator, computer systems analyst, cloud support specialist, AWS support administrator, and more.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 35 months.
  • Courses: 37 total courses in this program.
  • 3 Tracks: Choose between a multi-cloud, AWS, or Azure focused track to learn specific software specialties.

Certifications at no extra cost, including:

  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration–Associate
  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+

Earning certs on the path to your degree gives you credentials that will boost your résumé right away, even before you complete your online degree program.

Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster,

Information Technology – B.S.

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online...

Award-winning coursework and value-add certifications make this online program a top choice.

  • Time: 70% of graduates finish within 48 months.
  • Courses: 36 total courses in this program.

Certifications included in this program at no additional cost:

  • CompTIA A+ 
  • CompTIA Network+ 
  • CompTIA Security+ 
  • CompTIA Project+ 
  • CompTIA IT Operations Specialist
  • CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist 
  • Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner
  • ITIL®*^ Foundation Certification
  • LPI Linux Essentials

Job titles this degree may prepare you for include:

  • Application developer
  • Business systems analyst
  • IT manager
  • Database administrator

Health Information Management – B.S.

A program designed for future leaders in HIM....

A program designed for future leaders in HIM.

  • Time: 63% of grads earned this degree in 36 months or less.
  • Courses: 36 total courses in this program.

Some careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

  • Director of informatics
  • HIMS chief
  • Information systems auditor
  • Outpatient coder
  • Health records manager

This CAHIIM-accredited program makes you eligible for the RHIA exam. 

Compare with B.S. Business – Healthcare Management

Earn Valuable IT Certifications with Your Degree

Our goal is to give you the skills and training you need to be marketable in the information technology field. That's why our degree programs don't just give you a degree, but top industry certifications as well. You'll be prepared to get these certifications as you progress in your degree, and at no extra cost! Boost your résumé with the valuable online information technology degree and certifications you need to wow employers, and be prepared for a successful career.

Scholarship Opportunities

With funding from the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition, WGU's B4 Women in Tech program offers you financial support while you earn an online, accredited IT degree.

B4 Women in Tech Persistence and Possibility Grant

WGU's College of IT is committed to putting an accredited and affordable IT degree within reach of BLNA women who are aspiring to build or grow tech-focused careers. 

2022 Bridge and Last Mile Funding Application

The Last Mile Education Fund invests in degree completion for low-income undergraduate women pursuing Bachelor's degrees in computing fields within four semesters of graduation.

Online Access Scholarship

This scholarship will provide recipients with a New Student Online Access Scholarship Kit that includes a hotspot enabled laptop, complete with an external webcam for the duration that a student is active and in good standing.

WGU Cybersecurity Scholarship

Gain the skills and credentials you need to build a strong career in cybersecurity with a bachelor's or master's degree from WGU.

WGU Tech is Everywhere Scholarship

Valued up to $2,500 per scholarship recipient for students earning or advancing their careers in Information Technology. 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Through the generosity of donors, WGU maintains a robust program of scholarships made available to qualified College of IT students.

Prepared for Success
on the Job

From a 2021 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.

98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.

Accredited, Respected,
Recognized

The flexibility you need. The respect you deserve. Earn BOTH a degree and IT certifications at the same time with WGU. Boost your résumé and showcase your talents to impress employers and set yourself apart from the competition.

Transcript Requesting Service Program

Starting in mid-August, WGU will be offering a transcript concierge service to students who are enrolling into a WGU program. The service will be provided as an option on the Enrollment Application. As long as their previous University or community college allows for 3rd party transcript requests through the National Student Clearing House and Parchment, WGU will complete the request on their behalf.

Students who are B4 Women in Tech Eligible and have attended a university or community college with strict sender policies for transcripts (will only release the transcript to the student) will receive a $25 credit on their student account to help cover cost of the transcript fees. 

Ready to Start Your WGU Journey?