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

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

Your associate’s degree is within sight! So what’s your next step? If your answer is to go on and earn your bachelor’s degree … someday … why not make today your someday? School is already part of your routine. You have the momentum. Reasons to keep going and earn your bachelor’s degree now:

  • Tuition discount. Get 5% off tuition if you’re from a partner community college.
  • A path to success. You will be successful at WGU. Your dedicated Faculty Mentors have your back. And with our generous transfer policy, personalized pacing and 24/7 access to your courses, you can do this!
  • Results. Your degree comes with tangible benefits for your career and your bottom line.

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.

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WGU grads tell their story



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?

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