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Western Governors University You can break down barriers and earn your degree.

With WGU, nothing is in your way.

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  • I can't afford to go back to school. You can! WGU's low tuition is charged per six-month term, not per credit.
  • I don't want to waste time. You won't! WGU's competency-based approach lets you move through courses as quickly as you master material.
  • I'm concerned my degree won't be taken seriously. Don't worry! Award-winning, accredited online programs at WGU are created to make sure you have a reputable degree.

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See where a WGU degree has taken grads.

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How much more can I earn with a bachelor's degree?

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How do WGU grads use their degrees?

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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.

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WGU keeps tuition costs low for you.

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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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Employers love WGU grads.

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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: 2018 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers; 2018 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,374 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,147 WGU graduates; Gallup-Purdue Index 2018


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