Western Governors University
What They're Known For:
WGU is a private, nonprofit, online university founded by 19 U.S. governors to expand access to quality online education. WGU offers bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in high-demand career fields, including education, business, health professions, and information technology.
Featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in their "What Works" segment, WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2011, awarded in recognition of their success in expanding access to higher education.
WGU’s distinctive, competency-based approach to education measures your learning, giving you the flexibility to personalize your degree program (and be rewarded for your skills, knowledge, and prior work experience).
You pay affordable tuition at a flat rate per six-month term, so the faster you finish your courses, the more money you can save!
You, like every WGU student, will be paired with a dedicated faculty mentor to answer your questions, give you advice, and help you develop your personalized Degree Plan.
Your Degree Plan maps out the details of your program, outlines the courses and learning resources you’ll be taking and utilizing, and takes into account your existing competencies.
Why We Love WGU:
WGU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
The university’s Teachers College is the first exclusively online teacher education institution to receive accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
WGU’s nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791).
The university has won the United States Distance Learning Association’s 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning in three out of the last four years.