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Named a "Best Value School" by University Research & Review for seven consecutive years.

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Give 2021 a fresh start. Earn a degree that delivers.

One of the best ways to improve your earning potential, strengthen your job security, and open the door to career advancement is by earning a respected degree. Why not choose a school that will work hard to deliver for you?

  • Choose the best investment. When the results of a 2019 poll of WGU graduates was compared with a national 2019 Harris Poll survey, it showed that within two years of graduation, WGU grads increased their pre-enrollment income by an average of $11,800—nearly three times more than the national average of $4,500.1
  • Maximize our flat-rate tuition. WGU’s flat-rate tuition covers as many courses as you complete each term and breaks down to be as little as $562 per month. And because you can finish most courses as quickly as you master the required material, you really can earn your degree for less.   
  • Apply for the scholarship. For many people, tuition is the biggest barrier to earning a degree. That’s why WGU is offering the New Start Scholarship. Valued at up to $2,500, this scholarship can be applied to any of WGU’s more than 60 career-focused degree programs in business, IT, education, or healthcare. 
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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 is committed to graduate career success.

  • Happy employers
  • Happy grads

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

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!

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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.

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, $11,800 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 $20,300, compared with the national average of just $8,200.

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With an average cost of $16,675 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is about two years.

WGU is half the cost of other online nonprofit universities and colleges WGU students pay half the tuition, and end up with half the debt of the national average.

As a nonprofit university, WGU puts students first. Earn your degree for half the cost of other online universities.

  • Low, flat-rate tuition.
  • Graduate faster and with less debt.
  • Financial aid and scholarships available.
  • Online education with supportive faculty.
  • VA and military benefits accepted.
  • Great return on investment.
  • All course materials for a low flat fee.

Tuition rates, per 6-month term.

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Graduate

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.

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We offer degree programs in four in-demand fields. Explore what else is available.