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Graduate with less student debt—or none at all1.
By going faster, you save even more.

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Personalized, one-on-one faculty support.
Online college education to fit modern life.

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Unmatched Results

98% employer satisfaction with WGU grads2.
A degree that can pay for itself faster3.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show surprises future WGU North Carolina student.

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!

Ellen DeGeneres Show awards woman $10,000 full-ride scholarship check to return to school at WGU for her teaching degree

Accredited. Recognized. Respected.

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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.”

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 four 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.”

CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Degrees CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Degrees

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.

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 (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 recognized for providing quality education at a surprisingly affordable price.

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Become a Teacher Scholarships: Lead your own classroom.

Whether you’re a paraprofessional, a classroom aide, an aspiring teacher eager to start your journey as a licensed K–12 educator, or a working professional ready to make the switch to a more meaningful career in the classroom, WGU is here to help you achieve your goal.

A national university with a special focus on North Carolina.

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-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.

See where a WGU Degree will 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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¹ Since the launch of WGU's Responsible Borrowing Initiative in 2013, average borrowing per WGU student has decreased by more than 40%. Undergraduate students at WGU graduate with less than half the debt of the national average.
In a 2017 Harris Poll survey of 301 employers of WGU graduates, 98% said their WGU grads meet or exceed expectations; 91% said "exceed."
WGU graduates, on average, increase their annual income by $10,100 within two years of graduation. With an average cost of $15,000 for a bachelor's degree, the average return on investment for a WGU degree is less than two years. Source: 2017 Harris Poll Online survey.