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WGU's College of Information Technology Discover the WGU difference.

We're not a typical university, or a typical IT college.

You can afford it. Our surprisingly low tuition is charged per term, not per credit— so graduating faster costs less. And a scholarship from WGU can make our already low tuition even more affordable.

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You won't waste time. Pass courses by proving what you know. Competency-based education means your previous experience, ability to learn quickly, and extra time spent studying can help you graduate ahead of schedule.

You can get a degree AND certifications. Our IT college offers IT degrees and top industry certifications at the same time, without extra fees or time. 

Your degree can change your career. Your degree comes with tangible benefits for your career and your bottom line. Plus, 94% of employers say they would hire another WGU grad.

Information technology degrees plus industry certs from a respected IT college.

The flexibility you need. The respect you deserve.

Microsoft IT Academy
CNSS Committee on National Security Systems
Cyberwatch Accredited
CAHIIM Accredited Programs

WGU grads tell their story.

“From the very beginning, the whole process was very smooth. My enrollment counselors were knowledgeable and helpful. If I did run into any kind of little snag, somebody was always there to help me.” Cindy Krupinski
B.S. Information Technology
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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!

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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 who are obsessed with your academic progress, to the student and tech support teams who are 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.

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GREATER 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.

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They're Prepared.

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Employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They Perform.

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

They Wow.

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Employers said their WGU graduates have exceeded their expectations.

They're Confident.

Blue double bar graph comparing how confident WGU grads were that their coursework related to their jobs WGU: 78%, U.S. avg: 68%

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

They're Working.

Green double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads are working full-time compared to grads from other universities. WGU: 88%, U.S. avg: 71%

Graduates are working full-time.

They're Satisfied.

Purple double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads felt satisfied that their degrees were worth paying for WGU: 91%, U.S. avg: 67%

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

Our faculty members have one job: helping you succeed.

Program Mentors.

Personally assigned to you from the day you enroll to the day you graduate, your Program Mentor is your faculty member. They will meet with you on a regular basis to provide program instruction, 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!

Course Instructors.

Learning independently doesn’t mean learning on your own. Course Instructors are subject-matter experts who work with you regularly 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 performance in any particular course.

Explore information technology degrees.

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

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish in 7–37 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: Includes CIW, ITIL, LPI and CompTIA.

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS3
  • CIW User Interface Designer

Also, the LPI Linux Essentials and ITIL® Foundation Certification are central to this program. Included CompTIA certifications are A+, Network+, Security+, Project+, and Cloud Essentials.

Protect your career and earning potential with this degree:

  • Employer approval: 87% of employers* said their WGU grads' technical skills were either excellent or very good.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,845 per 6-month term.

Careers and jobs this degree will prepare you for:

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

*According to a 2018 Harris Poll survey of employers.

Problem solvers and math lovers needed! Your task: Lay the groundwork for the computing breakthroughs that will enable tomorrow's technologies. 

  • Time: 74% of IT bachelor's grads finish in 6–36 mos.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster.

Certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Oracle Database SQL
  • Axelos ITIL Foundation

Professionals who need the skills a computer science degree provides include computer systems analysts, computer programmers, artificial intelligence specialists, software engineers, machine learning engineers, and more.

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

  • Time: 73% of graduates finish in 9–33 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: several CIW and CompTIA included in this program.

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • CIW Advanced HTML5 and CSS Specialist
  • CIW User Interface Designer

CompTIA A+ and Project+ are included in the program coursework. Software development is the second-highest rated specialty within IT. Secure your future with a degree and additional certifications.

A degree for experienced IT professionals ready to lead:

  • Time: 82% of graduates finish in 6–24 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.

Included in your program—at no extra cost—is the valuable PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification.

 

Maximize the opportunities that your IT career path has afforded you—earn your master's and keep moving up.

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

  • Employer approval: 87% of employers* said their WGU grads' technical skills were either excellent or very good.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: CIW, Oracle, and CompTIA certs, all included.

Unique to WGU's program is the incorporation of a Udacity Nanodegree—a highly recognized credential designed to prepare you for a career in data science.

Oracle certifications included:

  • Oracle Database 12c: Administrator Certified Associate
  • Oracle Database SQL

Certified Internet Web certifications included:

  • CIW Data Analyst
  • CIW Site Development Associate

Additional certifications included are CompTIA A+ (Parts 1 and 2), CompTIA Network+,  CompTIA Project+, and CompTIA IT Operations Specialist.

*According to a 2018 Harris Poll survey of employers.

For network operations and security professionals:

  • Time:  81% of graduates finish in 12–48 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,520 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: several CIW and CompTIA included in this program.

Included certifications:

  • CIW Site Development Associate
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

CompTIA certifications included are A+, Network+, Security+, and Project+. This program will help you develop strong skills in network design, network operations, and security management.

A 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: 74% of graduates who earn an IT bachelor's degree from WGU finish in less than three years.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,685 per 6-month term.
  • Transfer: Your previous college coursework and existing certifications may waive course requirements, helping you finish even faster,

Certifications included, at no extra cost:

  • Amazon AWS SysOps Administration–Associate
  • LPI Linux Essentials
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Cloud Essentials
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+
  • Axelos ITIL® Foundation
  • CIW Site Development Associate

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.

Lead businesses with strong analysis skills:

  • Time: 87% of graduates finish in 6–18 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $3,835 per 6-month term.

Certifications included in the coursework of this program:

  • SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9
  • SAS Certified Statistical Business Analyst Using SAS 9

Master data mining, visualization, and SQL—and lead analytics at the business of your choice.

Become the authority on keeping infrastructures and information safe.

  • Time: 72% of graduates finish in 6–20 months.
  • Tuition and fees: $4,190 per 6-month term.
  • Certifications: two EC-Council certs, included.

The curriculum is closely aligned with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework, plus includes these certifications:

  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker
  • EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

This program was designed in collaboration with national intelligence organizations and IT industry leaders, ensuring you'll learn emerging technologies and best practices in security governance.

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. Program fees 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.

Control the cost of your program.

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By charging per 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 interactive illustration uses a standard undergraduate program as an example—actual tuition and fee amounts may vary in other programs.)

Flat-rate tuition of $3,370 per term links cost to time.

By charging per 6-month term rather than per credit hour—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or can learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees.

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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.

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Recent WGU grads reported earning, on average, $12,600 more within one to two years of graduation, compared with income prior to enrollment...

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...and by four years after graduation, that salary increase averaged $18,400, compared with the national average of just $12,400.

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With an average cost of $16,500 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is about two years.

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