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Value = quality - cost. WGU has been repeatedly praised for combining the highest quality with surprisingly low tuition.

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You're ready to change your life. That's where we come in.

Why earn a degree? Too many reasons to count! Whatever your motivation is, WGU can help you meet your goal!

Imagine: a better life for you and your family.  Better job security—or a better job altogether.

More income. More time to spend together. There are lots of reasons to earn a life-changing degree.

To make more money.

WGU graduates, on average, report increases in annual income of $18,200 within two years of graduation. By four years after graduation, that income increase averaged $25,900.1

To get a promotion.

Employers love WGU grads—95% said their employees with WGU degrees were prepared for their jobs and 98% said they met or exceeded expectations.2


To improve my quality of life.

A 2017 Gallup report found that "WGU alumni are nearly twice as likely as graduates from other U.S. universities to be thriving in all elements of well-being—purpose, social, financial, community, and physical."

To become an expert in my field.

Be a mentor to someone by sharing all you learn from your Program Mentor and Course Instructors.

To set a good example for my family.

A study by the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics shows that children of college-educated parents are much more likely to pursue and complete an undergraduate degree. WGU's flexibility allows you to pursue your degree while honoring family responsibilities.

To get the respect I deserve.

WGU's curriculum is developed with guidance from employers and industry experts—all with the goal of ensuring the things you learn at school will apply directly to making you a more effective, knowledgeable, and respected leader in your field.    

To change careers.

We have programs that can help you launch a new career or shift lanes in your current field. Bachelor's and master's degrees are available in business, IT, K–12 education, and nursing/healthcare.

To prove I can do it.

And you can—especially with personalized support from a faculty of dedicated mentors and instructors.    

To have it all.

Get to all the benefits of a degree more quickly, and without cutting out important obligations already in your life. WGU lets you accelerate through material you already know. And with 24/7 access to study materials and the ability complete coursework on your schedule, you don't have to rearrange your entire life around school.

Because I’ve always wanted my degree—and NOW is the time.

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¹ 2021 Harris Poll survey of 1,252 WGU graduates
2 2021 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers of WGU graduates 

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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“Going back to school wasn’t easy, but I knew my WGU degree would open doors I wanted to walk through. Looking back, it was the best choice I could’ve made.” Spencer Wade
WGU graduate

WGU grads tell their stories.



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 obsessed with your academic progress to the student and tech support teams 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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