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Tennessee'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 Haslam's message to Tennesseans who want to advance their careers.

“What impresses me the most about WGU Tennessee’s growth is the demographics of its students, many of whom wouldn’t be able to pursue degrees if not for the affordability and flexibility provided by WGU,” Haslam said.

“More than 40 percent of its graduates are first-generation college completers, and the average student age is 37 — proof that the university is fulfilling its intended mission and helping us reach our Drive to 55 goal.”

Governor Haslam on how WGU Tennessee is supporting Drive to 55

Accredited. Recognized. Respected.

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WGU Tennessee 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.”

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

"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.

CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Degrees CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Degrees

WGU Tennessee offers teacher-education programs through Western Governors University. WGU's Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

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 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 worldwide.

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"WGU Tennessee allowed me to continue doing the things I love – spending time with my family and traveling for my job. Another major plus was that the competency-based system enabled me to focus my time in the areas I needed to learn to further my career."

—Shonna Wessels, M.S. Management and Leadership student

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

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Go back to school - WGU now offering $750,000 in Back to School Scholarships to new students

Sage Scholarships worth $2,000 each—apply by Dec. 31.

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 Sage Scholarship, named for our mascot, Sage the Night Owl.

A national university with a special focus on Tennessee.

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.