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

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WGU is committed to the goal of increasing the number of women working in technology, driving innovation and providing leadership. We’ve partnered with Women in Tech International to help more women enroll in our accredited, flexible, highly respected online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in IT, business, or other fields. 

  • Don’t waste your time. Get transfer credit for industry certs you already have. Pass courses by proving what you know, as soon as you know it. Move quickly and graduate ahead of schedule!
  • Don’t waste money. At less than $6,500 per year for most undergraduate programs, our low, flat-rate tuition covers all the courses you can complete—we don't charge per course or credit, so finishing faster saves money!
  • Realize the benefits. Your degree comes with tangible results for your career and your bottom line, including industry-recognized certifications in most IT degree programs.

At WGU we're committed to helping more women earn their degrees and pursue their career goals. That's why we offered more than $15 million in scholarships in 2020, helping to make our low tuition even more affordable. Find a scholarship and partner with us to make your dreams a reality.

Information technology degrees plus industry certs from a respected IT college.

The flexibility you need. The respect you deserve.

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Women in IT at WGU.

“From the very beginning, the whole process was very smooth. My enrollment counselors were knowledgeable and helpful. If I did run into any kind of little snag, somebody was always there to help me.” Cindy Krupinski
B.S. Information Technology
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FASTER

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!

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MORE SUPPORT

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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GREATER VALUE

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.

WGU alumni shine on the job.

They're Prepared

95% said that their WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs

95% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They're Top Candidates

96% said they would hire another WGU graduate

96% of employers said they would hire another WGU graduate.

They Wow

98% of employers said WGU graduates meet or exceed expectations

98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.

Source: 2020 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers

Our faculty members have one job: helping you succeed.

Program Mentors.

Personally assigned to you from the day you enroll to the day you graduate, your Program Mentor is your faculty member. They will meet with you on a regular basis to provide program instruction, advice, coaching, support, goal-setting—and a healthy dose of cheerleading to make sure you’re celebrating the little and big wins along the way!

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Instructors.

Learning independently doesn’t mean learning on your own. Instructors are subject-matter experts who work with you regularly to ensure you’re mastering course material. They tailor learning to your needs, and the type and intensity of instructional support you receive varies based on your performance in any particular course.

Tuition rates, per 6-month term.

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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.

Control the cost of your program.

Our tuition connects cost to time.
By charging per term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. (The interactive illustration uses a standard undergraduate program as an example—actual tuition and fee amounts may vary in other programs.)

Flat-rate tuition of $3,370 per term links cost to time.

By charging per 6-month term rather than per credit hour—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or can learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees.

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A WGU degree pays for itself faster and adds little to no new debt.

By providing useful information and advice on responsible borrowing before enrollment, keeping tuition low while you’re enrolled, and providing programs that lead to better jobs after graduation, WGU packs a one-two-three punch designed to keep your debt low and your return on investment quick.

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Recent WGU grads reported earning, on average, $12,300 more within two years of graduation, compared with income prior to enrollment...

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...and by four years after graduation, that salary increase averaged $21,800, compared with the national average of just $11,500.

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With an average cost of $15,165 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is less than two years.

Based on 2020 Harris Poll salary data and internal WGU data for undergraduates who earned a bachelor's degree in 2020.

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