An online education that gives students the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in their careers and their lives.
We are focused on breaking down financial, distance, learning, and all other barriers to ensure that everyone has access to education.
Students see an average salary increase of over $18,000 just 2 years after graduation1. Plus, employers have a 98% satisfaction rate with WGU grads2.
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, 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, Former Lieutenant Governor, State of North Carolina
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.
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 WGU graduates, on average, increase their annual income by $18,200 within two years of graduation, according to a 2021 Harris Poll. 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.
2 In a 2020 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers of WGU graduates, 98% said their WGU grads meet or exceed expectations.