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

PerkSpot and WGU Special Offers.

PerkSpot members come from all kinds of professional and educational backgrounds. But they have one thing in common: a drive to achieve and earn a degree. WGU is designed to help you make your ambitions reality—and our partnership with PerkSpot means you can apply for free using code PERKS (a $65 value) and explore whether WGU is the right place for you to earn your bachelor’s or master’s degree online.

  • Real respect. WGU holds the highest level of accreditation and is recognized nationally by leading associations for providing high-quality education. Choose from more than 60 degree programs in business, IT, K–12 education, and healthcare.
  • Surprisingly low tuition At less than $6,500 per year for most programs, our flat-rate tuition covers all the courses you can complete in a term—we don’t charge per course or credit, so finishing faster saves money!
  • A smarter way to complete your degree. Access course materials online, 24/7—no scheduled lectures. Advance through material as soon as you learn it, so your previous experience, ability to learn quickly, and extra time spent studying could mean you graduate ahead of schedule.
  • Lots of help when you need it. One-on-one faculty support so tailored to your needs, WGU students rate the quality of their faculty interactions 25 percentage points higher than the national average1!
1 2021 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) poll of 211,667 students of 342 institutions.

Scholarships available.

Eligible PerkSpot clients can apply for a $2,500 Perkspot Scholarship!

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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.

Top Military Friendly School for 2022-2023
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CCNE Accredited

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 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.

Tuition rates, per 6-month term.



Tuition rates effective August 1, 2021. 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.