Graduate with less student debt—or none at all1.
By going faster, you save even more.
Personalized, one-on-one faculty support.
Online college education to fit modern life.
97% employer satisfaction with WGU grads2.
A degree that can pay for itself faster3.
Jordan is an outstanding 1st-grade teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. She really, really wants to go back to school for her master’s degree so she can become an even more outstanding educator—but still buried in undergraduate student debt, her dream has seemed out of reach.
Jordan was recently an audience member on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where Ellen and WGU gave her the surprise of a lifetime. The Ellen DeGeneres Show also helped spread the word about WGU's Women in Leadership Scholarship!
WGU North Carolina 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.”
University Research & Review has named WGU a Best Value School seven years running, 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.”
WGU North Carolina 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.
The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at WGU are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791).
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 worldwide.
"Affordable access to accredited higher education is key to our state's future and essential to bringing more highly skilled jobs to North Carolina. WGU North Carolina complements our existing higher-education institutions and will provide another pathway for many of our working adults who want to further their education."—Dan Forest, Lieutenant Governor, State of North Carolina
WGU is ready to help with the Back to School Scholarship. Our costs are about half that of other universities. With our already low, flat-rate tuition, the scholarship may be the missing piece you need toward earning a degree that’s accredited, recognized, and respected.
We offer over 60 degree programs that let you graduate as fast as you learn. What are you waiting for? New terms begin the first of each month.
Across the nation, WGU graduates are considered leaders and innovators in their professions—at top companies and organizations such as Amazon, Cedars-Sinani, 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.
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.
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!
¹ Since the launch of WGU's Responsible Borrowing Initiative in 2013, average borrowing per WGU student has decreased significantly. In fact, 42% of WGU undergraduate alumni complete their degrees without taking out student loans. Students at WGU graduate with less than half the debt ($14,941) of the national average ($29,900).
2 In a 2019 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers of WGU graduates, 97% said their WGU grads meet or exceed expectations.
3 WGU graduates, on average, increase their annual income by $11,800 within two years of graduation. With an average cost of $16,500 for a bachelor's degree, the average return on investment for a WGU degree is less than three years. Source: 2019 Harris Poll survey.