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Ohio's own surprisingly affordable online university.

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

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Online college education to fit modern life.

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

Governor Kasich's message to Ohioans who want to advance their careers.

"The world is changing and Ohio is changing with it. We’re happy to have WGU here in Ohio to help make it happen."  

In Ohio we’ve been working to better align education and workforce training systems to help more people get on a path to a rewarding career. WGU is now a partner in our state offering competency-based education to help adult learners looking to develop the skills they need for the jobs of the future.

Ohio Governor John Kasich speaks in support of Western Governors University

Accredited. Recognized. Respected.

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WGU Ohio 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.” NWCCU provides accreditation for major institutions like the University of Washington, University of Oregon, Gonzaga University, and University of Utah, to name a few.

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

"A repeat Best Value School Designee, every adult considering enrolling in an online degree program should take a close look at Western Governors University, one of the most innovative school's we've seen. Two things stand out, besides the very reasonable cost, and they are: competency-based learning and the overwhelmingly positive reviews this school receives from its students and graduates," University Research & Review writes in awarding WGU its exclusive Best Value School recognition.

NCATE (CAEP) Accredited Teacher Education Degrees NCATE (CAEP) Accredited Teacher Education Degrees

WGU Ohio offers teacher-education programs through Western Governors University. WGU's Teachers College degree programs are accredited by NCATE (CAEP), the premier specialized accrediting body for teacher preparation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. It accredits colleges of education that produce more than two-thirds of the nation’s new teacher graduates annually.

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 CCNE accreditation extends until June of 2024, as the commission issues accreditations in 10-year increments.

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 at all program levels worldwide.

John Carey, University System of Ohio Chancellor John Carey, University System of Ohio Chancellor

“WGU offers degree programs in fields that will help our state address critical workforce needs. WGU’s affordability and online, competency-based learning model provide another option for busy adults to earn a degree as they balance work and family responsibilities."

—John Carey, University System of Ohio Chancellor

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

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WGU celebrates women in leadership with scholarship offer up to $2000

$2,000 Back to School Scholarships— apply by Sept. 30.

Whether you started a bachelor’s degree but didn’t finish, or you’re ready to add a master’s degree to your résumé, the time is right to go back to school. Our surprisingly low tuition, flexible online path to your degree, and personalized faculty support make WGU the right back-to-school choice. Apply now for a Back to School Scholarship.

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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.