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Degrees & Programs

Earn your bachelor's degree online, at home with an accredited university.

Online bachelor's degree programs at home from four colleges.

WGU is an online university with career-aligned bachelor's and master's degrees—in teaching, nursing, IT, and business—designed to allow working professionals the opportunity to fit university education into their busy lives. 

College of Business

Success in today’s competitive business environment requires both academic credentials and the right blend of skills and knowledge. Expand your skill set for the 21st century with a respected online bachelor's business degree from WGU.    

Teachers College

Out of 2,400 teacher education programs nationwide, the national Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) ranked WGU's secondary teacher-prep programs in the top 1% for quality in 2017. The teacher licensure programs offered through the WGU Teachers College have been awarded full accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) through June 30, 2026. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and that the program has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to continue to do so.

College of Information Technology

Our online IT bachelor's degree programs incorporate as many as 15 respected industry certifications: CIW, CCNA, OCP, CompTIA, and more. When certifications are included in your degree, they require no exam fees or additional classes. 

College of Health Professions

Healthcare—and nursing specifically—are among the smartest career paths for the foreseeable future. This industry growth means a higher demand for professionals with bachelor’s degrees in nursing, health information management, or healthcare management.

A degree at half the cost.

Our goal is for every student to graduate with little or no debt. No other school does more to make that goal a reality than WGU.

We’re a nonprofit university. We invest our resources where they matter most—in our students. We’re not in the business of making money; we’re in the business of producing highly competent graduates.

Affordable tuition + “all you can learn.” Earning an online bachelor’s degree from WGU usually costs less than half of what you’d pay at other online universities; most programs are about $6,500 per year.  Other schools charge by credit or course, but here at WGU we charge a flat rate per 6-month term, and we give you every opportunity to accelerate. Work hard, and you can complete extra courses in a term without ever paying more in tuition.


It’s possible to budget for college.

Let us help you with options to pay for your degree.


Degrees of proof.

WGU offers a smarter way to earn your degree. We want you to graduate faster, accelerate your career, and reach the goals you’ve set for yourself. Outcomes speak volumes—here are a few:

of WGU graduates are employed in their degree field.

— 2016 Harris Poll

WGU graduates reported an average increase on income of $12,500 within 2 years of graduation.

—2016 Harris Poll

Within four years, the average reported salary increase of working WGU graduates was $19,100 – significantly higher than the national average of $6,700.

— 2016 Harris Poll

of employers said that their WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

—2016 Harris Poll

Students gave WGU the highest scores possible at levels well above the national average in educational experience, academic support, contribution of education to knowledge and skills, quality interactions with faculty, and challenging coursework.

— 2016 National Study of Student Engagement
Calendar of online bachelor's degree programs

Programs begin the 1st of any month.

WGU enrolls new students at the beginning of each month, launching a new term for those students. A term at WGU is 6 months long. What does this mean for you? You can start when you’re ready, rather than rushing (or waiting) for fall or spring enrollment.  So, it’s back-to-school time year-round at WGU!

Explore our four colleges with 60+ online degree programs to choose from.

Find innovative programs that align with industry needs.  Online bachelor's and master's degree programs at WGU cover a breadth of career paths within the fields of business, K–12 teaching, IT, and health and nursing.