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Western Governors University Your path to a respected degree.


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

A degree that moves you forward—a cost that won't hold you back.

Award-winning online programs created to help you succeed.

Today's workplace demands more from employees than ever before, which means a degree can set you apart from the competition. WGU's award-winning online degree programs address market needs and help you succeed.

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Graduate faster and with less debt—scholarships available for all degrees.

Graduate faster and with less debt! Affordable tuition—between $7,000 and $10,000 per year for most programs—means you can earn your degree with little or no new student debt. We also offer scholarships for all degrees and federal financial aid to make our low tuition even more affordable.

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Over 60 accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

WGU is an accredited, nonprofit university offering more than 60 bachelor's and master's degrees developed with input from councils composed of nationally recognized experts in their respective fields. And you can earn these degrees even faster thanks to competency-based education.

See why our competency-based education model works.




Earn your degree for about half* of the cost of other online universities.

WGU students pay half the tuition and end up with half the debt of the national average.
*WGU average annual bachelor’s tuition rates are 57% the national average, compared to national rates reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. WGU average rate does not include rates for WGU Bachelor of Science, Nursing Prelicensure program.
  • Low, flat-rate tuition.
  • Graduate faster and with less debt.
  • Financial aid and scholarships available.
  • Online education with supportive faculty.
  • VA and military benefits accepted.
  • Great return on investment.
  • All course materials for a low flat fee.

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 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.

Your degree is closer than you think.

New students can begin their first term at the beginning of any month. So you can start when you’re ready, rather than rushing (or waiting) for fall or spring enrollment.


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