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The number of companies nationwide who already rely on WGU for employee education benefits.
The percentage of surveyed employees who said education benefits make them more effective workers.
The number of work hours employees have to miss while getting a degree from WGU.
Educational opportunity might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of in-demand employee benefits, but the numbers tell an interesting story. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 56% of employers offered some form of tuition assistance in 2019, and the percentage of employers extending student loan repayment benefits doubled from the previous year. In short, organizations are beginning to understand the value education benefits bring to the table.
Your workforce is one of the most valuable resources you have at your disposal. The more skilled and prepared your people are, the better they’ll be at their jobs. That translates to a very real boost to your company. Upskilling from within is the way of the future, especially when you consider the Harvard Business Review’s assertion that hiring outside can cost up to six times more. Partnering with an accessible, respected university like WGU to offer education benefits isn’t just good for employees—it’s a worthwhile investment in the growth and success of your organization.
So what makes WGU the best option for both employers and employees? Our accredited online degree programs are available nationwide and retain a personalized approach to learning, with dedicated faculty mentors who guide and support students every step of the way. Plus, WGU makes it easier for your employees to balance work and school—no set class schedules allows for unparalleled convenience and flexibility. Students also have the flexibility to progress through their courses as quickly as they master the material. It’s the kind of quality higher education experience that encourages success in today’s modern world.
“To anyone seeking a relevant degree in today’s modern, hectic world … WGU is the perfect model.” Phyllis Campbell
Chairman, Pacific Northwest
JPMorgan Chase (a WGU partner)