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Built for Life

We're an online university dedicated to making higher education accessible for as many people as possible. Everything we do at Western Governors University is aimed at increasing accessibility and opportunity for each student, regardless of their background, motivations, or life situation. That focus helps produce success for our over 250,000 graduates. Our curriculum focused on today's workforce needs is why WGU grads have a 98% employer satisfaction rate, and why our students see an average salary increase of over $12,000 just two years after graduating.* 

*2020 Harris Poll

Affordable Education

Personalized Learning

Expanded Access

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What Our Alumni Are Saying

People love their WGU experience. See why it means so much to them and what makes us different.

"I am able to affect [students] in a positive way because of the classes that I was taking."

— Zhane Dill
Teacher and Founder, Anointed in Motion

"If something isn't working out, [you can] move on to the next thing. But don't ever give up." 

— Rashaan Green
Principal Service Engineering Manager, Microsoft

“I am applying almost everything I learned in my MBA to what I'm doing in my day-to-day at Nintendo."

— Jonathan Concepcion
Service Desk Manager, Nintendo of America

"If it wasn't for WGU I would not have been able to go back for my master's with working full-time and having small kids."

— Sarah Aronack
Former Director of Nursing, Arkansas Hospital

"I felt like I was probably the only student they had. I know I wasn't, but they learned a lot about my personal story...and that impacts you, the way you learn, interpret criticism. So for people to take the time to get to know you as a person, that was huge. It was nothing but encouragement."

— Ginger Parker-Southland
EBCI Public Health and Human Services

Where WGU Graduates Work

Innovation in Every Step


President Scott Pulsipher is focused on utilizing innovation to help WGU provide an individualized approach that produces resilient grads who are ready to meet the needs of today's workforce.

WGU Leadership Scholarship

If you’re ready to lead and drive change in your community, we’re ready to help with a $5,000 WGU Leadership Scholarship.

Improving Higher Education for All

WGU is working to create pathways to opportunities for all learners, not just our students. 

WGU Commencement Office Announces 2022 Commencement Plans

WGU will be holding a number of in-person and virtual ceremonies in 2022.