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An online university for Missouri that matches your ambition.

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Improving Quality

An online education that gives students the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in their careers and their lives.

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Expanding Access

 We are focused on breaking down financial, distance, learning, and all other barriers to ensure that everyone has access to education.

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Delivering Outcomes

Students see an average salary increase of over $12,000 just 2 years after graduation1. Plus, employers have a 98% satisfaction rate with WGU grads2.  

Because you deserve it.

Misty changed her life at WGU. When she describes her experience, she says, "Education was the only way. ... When I heard that WGU was flexible, that it was affordable, and that my learning would be competency-based, there was no other option."

Accredited. Recognized. Respected.

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WGU Missouri offers programs through the accreditation of our national partner, Western Governors University. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities first accredited WGU in 2003 and reaffirmed it in 2016, noting WGU's “institution-wide focus on helping students succeed.”

Regarded Best Value School by University Research & Review Regarded Best Value School by University Research & Review

University Research & Review has named WGU a Best Value School, saying: “Every adult considering enrolling in an online degree program should take a close look at WGU, one of the most innovative schools we’ve seen.”

CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Degrees CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Degrees

WGU Missouri offers teacher-education programs through Western Governors University. WGU's Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

Nursing Degrees accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, CCNE Nursing Degrees accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, CCNE

The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

WGU's College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs worldwide.

"WGU Missouri’s advantage is its flexibility. The education itself is top-notch, and the flexibility allows busy people to get through school. I recommend WGU to everybody, particularly in IT fields. The certifications you get at WGU are fantastic – some of the best in the industry."

—Ken Krauss, M.S. Information Security and Assurance, Kansas City

WGU is recognized for providing quality education at a surprisingly affordable price.

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You could too. Choose WGU for your bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Going back to school is a huge investment in your future—which is why you should choose your alma mater wisely. At WGU, you get a respected, accredited degree for about half the cost of other universities. You also get a flexible program where you can complete courses, take tests, and even graduate on your own schedule. And when you factor in numerous available scholarships like our $2,500 Back to School opportunity, it just adds up. Get started on your future today.

A national university with a special focus on Missouri.

Experience a greater degree of success.

Across the nation, WGU graduates are considered leaders and innovators in their professions—at top companies and organizations such as Amazon, Cedars-Sinai, Google, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, the Mayo Clinic, and the United Nations. 

Whether you're looking to further a career in business, education, healthcare, or IT, we have the degree program to match your talents and interests. 

See for yourself where a WGU degree can take you.

WGU offers degrees with your career in mind.

All of our degree programs are carefully chosen with employment and success in mind. Our special model for online-learning is designed for the working adult, and our commitment to keep costs down means better ROI for our graduates.

Our degree programs start at the first of every month, all year long.

No need to wait for spring or fall semester. It's back-to-school time at WGU year-round. Get started by talking to an Enrollment Counselor today, and you'll be on your way to realizing your dream of a bachelor's or master's degree—sooner than you might think!

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WGU graduates, on average, increase their annual income by $12,300 within two years of graduation. With an average cost of $15,165 for a bachelor's degree, the average return on investment for a WGU degree is less than two years.
In a 2020 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers of WGU graduates, 98% said their WGU grads meet or exceed expectations.