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May 20, 2019

WGU Texas and City of Corpus Christi Sign Participation Agreement

Agreement gives City employees increased access to affordable, flexible education

CORPUS CHRISTI — The City of Corpus Christi and nonprofit, online university WGU Texas have signed an agreement to help city employees earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Employees of WGU Texas’ partner organizations are eligible for tuition discounts, special scholarships, and programs that directly address workplace needs. 

“WGU Texas is delighted to assist with the City of Corpus Christi employee development goals,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, WGU Texas Chancellor. “Our competency-based and mentor-supported programs fit into busy work schedules and are designed to help full-time employees meet their personal and professional career goals.”

In participation with WGU Texas, all city employees are eligible to receive a five percent tuition discount (for up to four academic terms) off WGU Texas’ flat-rate tuition of approximately $6,300 per year for most programs, and are eligible to apply for special scholarships, including the WGU Texas Institutional Partner Fund Scholarship. More information is available at

“Since 2014, the City of Corpus Christi Learning Institute has provided exceptional educational and organizational development programs for city employees” said Liza Wisner, Learning and Organizational Development Manager. “The agreement with WGU Texas will provide expanded educational opportunities for employees who want to grow their careers.”  

Through its Learning Institute, the City of Corpus Christi supports employees that are interested in career advancement through university partnerships, educational and organizational development, and tuition assistance.  

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