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Western Governors University Your path toward a respected degree.


EXCLUSIVELY FOR OHIOANS: WGU Ohio Presidents' Day Scholarship. First step: apply for admission. (We'll waive the fee!)


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

Best value school

Online, nonprofit, and surprisingly affordable.

  • Designed for working adults: We've pioneered a better way to learn—one that puts you in the driver's seat—so you can move through courses as quickly as you learn the material, potentially graduating faster.
  • High quality: Our programs are designed with input from industry experts, so you know you're learning what employers value. It's why leaders in all sectors have heaped praise on WGU.
  • The results you’re seeking: A degree is an achievement that comes with lasting benefits for your career.
  • A cost to fit your budget: Low tuition charged per term, not per credit (so graduating faster costs less).
  • Special scholarship celebrating Ohio, the "Mother of Presidents": In honor of Presidents' Day 2019, the WGU Ohio Presidents' Day Scholarship is worth up to $2,000—at $500 per term, roughly 15% off our already-low tuition! Apply by April 15.

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.

Microsoft IT Academy
USDLA award
CCNE Accredited
CAHIIM Accredited Programs

Finish courses by proving what you know, as soon as you’re ready.

With competency-based education at WGU, success is measured by actual learning, not class time. You advance by demonstrating that you've mastered the course subject matter—whether you learned it through your study at WGU or picked up that knowledge through years of work experience.

Your progress through a course is driven by you.
How quickly you learn


The time you devote to studying


How much previous knowledge you bring

WGU: respected for quality, recognized for innovation

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, your degree benefits from the added oomph of their endorsement. WGU is a pioneer in reinventing higher education for the 21st century, and the organizations below—along with many others—have taken notice.

NCATE logo
CCNE accredited
NCTQ review
CAHIIM Accredited Program
CNN logo
Cyberwatch consortium member
The Atlantic logo
NBC Nightly News logo
TIME logo
Money logo
MSNBC logo
NPR logo
FAST Company logo
The White House logo
National Journal logo
Top military institution

WGU alumni shine on the job.

  • Happy employers
  • Happy grads

They're Prepared.

Blue colored circular bar graph that shows that 100% of employers that were surveyed felt that WGU grads were prepared for their jobs.

Employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They Perform.

Green colored circular bar graph that shows that 93% of employers that were surveyed rated WGU grads' job performance as very good or excellent.

Employers rated WGU graduates' job performance as very good or excellent.

They Wow.

Purple colored circular bar grap that shows that 94% of employers that were surveyed felt that WGU grads had exceeded their expectations.

Employers said their WGU graduates have exceeded their expectations.

They're Confident.

Blue double bar graph comparing how confident WGU grads were that their coursework related to their jobs WGU: 78%, U.S. avg: 68%

Graduates said the majority of their coursework was related to their jobs.

They're Working.

Green double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads are working full-time compared to grads from other universities. WGU: 88%, U.S. avg: 71%

Graduates are working full-time.

They're Satisfied.

Purple double bar graph comparing how many WGU grads felt satisfied that their degrees were worth paying for WGU: 91%, U.S. avg: 67%

Graduates said their degrees were worth the cost of their education.

Source: 2018 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers; 2018 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,374 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,147 WGU graduates; Gallup-Purdue Index 2018

Spend less with flat-rate tuition.

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!



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.

Explore other programs.

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