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WGU has been honored among the “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities” for 10 consecutive years.

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For those who serve, those who have served, and their family members: WGU is proud to play our part in supporting you and your family’s future. For 10 years running, Military Advanced Education & Transition has named WGU one of the nation’s “Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities.” So far this year, we have awarded nearly $1 million in scholarships to military and veteran students and their families.

  • Flexibility. Our degrees are designed to fit your life—even a military family’s life!
  • Portability. Online and recognized nationwide, we go where you go.
  • Affordability. Approved for VA benefits and Tuition Assistance. Tuition so low, benefits often cover the full cost of attending WGU. And making WGU even more affordable for military families: Apply for the exclusive Military Appreciation Scholarship (open to active-duty servicemembers, veterans, their spouses, and their children).
  • Relevance. Leading employers help develop our curriculum. So your degree has real value!

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.

Military Friendly award for 2021-22
Military Friendly Spouse award for 2019-20
CCNE Accredited
USDLA 2020 award


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.

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