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STUDENT EXPERIENCE

WGU is Focused on Student and Graduate Success

Your Success is Our Goal

When choosing a university, it's important to know that you'll learn the things you need to know to be successful in your career. We are focused on your learning and your ultimate success—we believe those two elements go hand in hand. We have a large network of students and graduates who are demonstrating this very success in their careers and daily lives. It's valuable for you to see how a WGU degree is changing their lives and impacting their futures as you get started on your own education journey.

Nation of Night Owls: 131,490 Students

Current Student Population

WGU has a diverse student body living in all 50 states—and on U.S. military bases around the world. Student totals as of July 31st, 2022.

  • Military Serving Abroad – 691

  • Guam – 76

  • Puerto Rico – 53

  • Virgin Islands – 12

  • International – 138

  • Washington, D.C. – 86

A Global Network of 288,045 Graduates

Alumni Population

WGU's alumni network is made up of accomplished professionals in all 50 states—and around the world. Alumni counts as of July 31st, 2022.

  • Military Serving Abroad - 691

  • Guam - 76

  • Puerto Rico - 48

  • Virgin Islands - 38

  • International - 808

  • Washington, D.C. - 86

Prepared for Success
on the Job

From a 2021 Harris Poll of 300 employers of WGU graduates

97% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

95% of employers said that they would hire another WGU grad.

98% of employers said WGU graduates met or exceeded expectations.

Return on Investment

The 2021 WGU-Harris Poll Graduates study reported that WGU graduates' average income increase was $18,200 within two years of graduation, and $25,900 within four years of graduation.

WGU Graduates Hold Positions with Top Employers

View Our Colleges and Find Degrees

All of our degree programs are carefully chosen with employment and success in mind. Our special model of online learning is designed for the working adult, and our commitment to keep costs down means better ROI for our graduates.

Online. Nonprofit. Affordable.

Discover why WGU is the ideal university to pursue your unique career goals.