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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: 175,983 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 June 30th, 2024.

  • Military Serving Abroad – 930

  • Guam – 165

  • Puerto Rico – 157

  • Virgin Islands – 30

  • International – 350

  • Washington, D.C. – 163

A Global Network of 380,506 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 June 30th, 2024.

  • Military Serving Abroad - 1,437

  • Guam - 109

  • Puerto Rico - 70

  • Virgin Islands - 41

  • International - 669

  • Washington, D.C. - 211

Prepared for Success on the Job

*From a 2023 Harris Poll of 300 employers of WGU graduates.

100% of employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.*

97% of employers said that they would hire another WGU grad.*

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

Return on Your Investment

On average, WGU graduates see an increase in income post-graduation

Average income increase from all degrees in annual salary vs. pre-enrollment salary. Source: 2023 Harris Poll Survey of 1,655 WGU graduates.

Survey was sent to a representative sample of WGU graduates from all colleges. Respondents received at least one WGU degree since 2017.

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.