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Named a "Best Value School" by University Research & Review year after year.

Soon-to-be grad: Make today your someday!

You have what it takes to earn the bachelor's or master's degree you need for your job. WGU has what it takes to help you do it:

  • Surprisingly low tuition. Flat-rate tuition less than $7,000 per year for most programs. Finishing faster saves money!
  • A smarter way to complete your degree. Your previous experience, ability to learn quickly, and extra time spent studying could mean you graduate ahead of schedule.
  • Help when you need it. WGU students rate the quality of their faculty interactions 15 percent points higher than the national average1!
  • Major respect. WGU holds the highest level of accreditation and is recognized nationally by leading associations for providing high-quality education.
1 2021 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) poll of 211,667 students at 342 institutions

Degrees and programs.

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.

CCNE Accredited
USDLA 2020 Award Seal
Military Advanced Education & Transition Top College/University
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WGU grads tell their story

“Enrollment was perfectly easy for me. I was able to submit online and somebody called me within a day to start the whole process. Within two or three weeks I was ready to go for my first term.” Bryon Denton
M.S. Nursing – Education


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!



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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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.

What's it like to be a WGU student?

Learn about the WGU experience

Explore other programs.

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