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DON'T STOP NOW Invitation to Vatterott College students.


Vatterott students: Use code COME2WGU to get your application fee waived (a $65 value).


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

Special message to Vatterott students: Don't quit!

The decision to go back to school is never an easy one. You made the decision once, when you enrolled at Vatterott College and took the necessary steps to embark on your degree program.

We are deeply sorry for the predicament you now find yourself in—but remember that it’s a predicament you’re in through no fault of your own. So, what do you do now? Keep going! Explore how you can continue on your path to complete your degree at WGU, including special assistance for Vatterott students (see below for more information).

WGU offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, IT, K–12 teacher education, and healthcare, including nursing. WGU could be a great fit for Vatterott students like you who are looking for your next step.

  • Credit transfer. WGU has a generous transfer policy for credits earned at an accredited college or university. If you have college coursework that aligns with one of our degree programs, we will work hard to help you get as much credit as you deserve toward your WGU degree.
  • Respect and trust. WGU is an accredited, highly respected national university that has been praised by everyone from Bill Gates to The Atlantic Monthly.
  • Affordability. Compare our surprisingly low tuition—it’s about half as much as what many other online universities charge. And because you pay per term rather than per course or credit, when you graduate faster, you save money.
  • Flexibility and acceleration. With WGU's competency-based model, you complete courses by learning, not by logging seat time or sticking to a syllabus or semester calendar. If you learn fast, study hard, or have previous work and college experience, you can move quickly through some material and spend more time studying what you still have to learn. The average time to complete a bachelor’s degree at WGU is 2½ years!
  • Personalized support. Our faculty members have only one job: to help you graduate. It’s why WGU is regularly recognized as one of the most student-obsessed institutions in higher education—and why 74% of WGU students rate the quality of their faculty interactions as very good or excellent, compared with only 55% nationally.

Special enrollment assistance for Vatterott college students.

The support starts long before you enroll, with personalized assistance from an Enrollment Counselor whose role is to help you decide if WGU is the right fit for you—and to make it as easy as possible to get started toward your WGU degree. For Vatterott College students, the following Enrollment Counselors are prepared to give you support tailored to your transition from Vatterott. Please feel free to contact them directly:

College of Business

Britt Lujan,, 877-214-7014, ext. 7465

Sahra Blunt,, 877-214-7014, extension 8195

College of Information Technology

John Chladny,, 877-214-7014, extension 5238

Kristin Stege,, 877-214-7014, extension 5730

Michael Zampetti,, 877-214-7014, extension 8825

Keona Colbert,, 877-214-7014, extension 8936

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.

USDLA 2019 award
Online Learning Consortium award
Microsoft IT Academy
Military Advanced Education & Transition Top College/University
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WGU grads tell their story.

“Enrollment was perfectly easy for me. I was able to submit online and somebody called me within a day to start the whole process. Within two or three weeks I was ready to go for my first term.” Bryon Denton
M.S. Nursing – Education


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.

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!

Course Instructors.

Learning independently doesn’t mean learning on your own. Course 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, effective January 1, 2020.



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.

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, $12,600 more within one to two years of graduation, compared with income prior to enrollment...

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...and by four years after graduation, that salary increase averaged $18,400, compared with the national average of just $12,400.

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With an average cost of $16,500 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is about two years.

Explore other programs.

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