Western Governors University

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Online Degrees Based On Your Skills and Knowledge

At Western Governors University – a
private, nonprofit, online
university – your competence is the
ultimate focus of every degree
program. By emphasizing mastery of
essential skills and knowledge as
opposed to accumulating credit
hours or seat time, WGU’s
innovative approach to online
learning rewards focused,
hard-working adult learners.
Progress toward your degree is
based on passing rigorous
assessments (such as tests,
projects, assignments, etc.) which
measure your skills and knowledge
in your field of study. We call it
competency-based learning.

WGU offers over 50-degree programs
in teacher education, business,
information technology, and
healthcare (including nursing).
These programs are best suited for
individuals with at least one year
of college experience.

WGU’s rigorous yet flexible
learning model gives the
university a unique advantage over
other online programs. Here’s what
the WGU advantage means to you:

  • Flexibility

    and affordability. Our
    competency-based approach to
    learning allows for extensive
    personalization of your degree
    program. With assessments
    determining your success
    instead of credit hours or
    seat time, you’ll enjoy an
    education that can fit into
    your schedule. In most cases,
    you will access course
    material or study
    independently at the time and
    place you choose. Also, if you
    come into your program with
    years of knowledge and
    experience, you may be able to
    complete your assessments
    faster. Since you pay for
    tuition at a flat rate per
    six-month term, you’re paying
    for the time you need to
    complete your assessments. The
    faster you finish your
    assessments, the more money
    you can save.

  • Credibility through accreditation.
    WGU is regionally accredited
    by the Northwest Commission on
    Colleges and Universities. The
    Teachers College at WGU is
    accredited by the National
    Council for Accreditation of
    Teacher Education (NCATE)-the
    first exclusively online
    teacher education institution
    to achieve this distinction.
    WGU’s nursing programs are
    also accredited by the
    Commission on Collegiate
    Nursing Education (CCNE, One
    Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530,
    Washington, DC 20036,
    202-867-6791).

  • Commitment and support. As a WGU
    student, you’ll have the
    support of a team of mentors
    committed to your success. You
    will work with a dedicated
    student mentor as well as
    course mentors who will
    support you every step of the
    way through your degree
    program. You’ll also interact
    with an online learning
    community of students in your
    same program, so you’re never
    alone.

If you’re an organized, independent learner willing to
devote at least 20 hours a week to
your studies, but require
flexibility in time and place to
complete your education, WGU could
be the smart choice. As a
nonprofit institution, WGU does
not rely on state or federal
funding and is not subject to
review from funding agencies.

Below are a few of the many
programs offered by Western
Governors University. To view a
complete list of programs, and to
request more information from this
school click on the “Request
Information” button below.

*Note: In Indiana, Missouri,
Tennessee, Texas, and Washington,
through partnerships with these
states, WGU operates as WGU
Indiana, WGU Missouri, WGU
Tennessee, WGU Texas, and WGU
Washington respectively. Students
who live in these states will
receive information from and
ultimately enroll in these state
universities.

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

 Business

& MBA

  • B.S.

    in Accounting

  • B.S.

    in Business – HR
    Management

  • B.S.

    in Business – IT
    Management

  • B.S.

    in Business
    Management

  • B.S.

    in Marketing
    Management

  • B.S.

    in Sales and Sales
    Management

  • MBA

    – Healthcare
    Management

  • MBA

    – IT Management

  • Master

    of Business
    Administration (MBA)

 Computer

& IT

  • B.S.

    in Business – IT
    Management

  • B.S.

    in Health
    Informatics

  • B.S.

    in Information
    Technology –
    Networks
    Administration

  • B.S.

    in Information
    Technology –
    Networks Design
    & Management

  • B.S.

    in Information
    Technology

  • B.S.

    in Information
    Technology –
    Databases

  • B.S.

    in Information
    Technology –
    Security

  • B.S.

    in Information
    Technology –
    Software

  • MBA

    – IT Management

  • M.Ed.

    – Learning and
    Technology

  • M.S.

    Information Security
    and Assurance

 Education

& Teaching

  • B.A.

    in Early Childhood
    Education (Birth
    through Grade 3)

  • B.A.

    in Interdisciplinary
    Studies (K-8)

  • B.A.

    in Mathematics (5-9
    or 5-12)

  • B.A.

    in Science (5-12
    Biological Science)

  • B.A.

    in Science (5-12
    Chemistry)

  • B.A.

    in Science (5-12
    Geosciences)

  • B.A.

    in Science (5-12
    Physics)

  • B.A.

    in Science (5-9)

  • B.A.

    in Special Education

  • Post-Baccalaureate

    Teacher Preparation
    Program, Mathematics
    (5-9 or 5-12)

  • Post-Baccalaureate

    Teacher Preparation
    Program (K-8)

  • Post-Baccalaureate

    Teacher Preparation
    Program, Science
    (5-9 or 5-12)

  • Post-Baccalaureate

    Teacher Preparation
    Program, Social
    Science (5-12)

  • M.S.

    Curriculum and
    Instruction

  • M.A.

    in Mathematics
    Education (K-6, 5-9,
    or 5-12)

  • M.A.

    in Science Education
    (5-12 Biological
    Science)

  • M.A.

    in Science Education
    (5-12 Chemistry)

  • M.A.

    in Science Education
    (5-9)

  • M.A.

    in Teaching (K-8)

  • M.A.

    in Teaching – Social
    Science (5-12)

  • M.Ed.

    – Learning and
    Technology

  • M.S.

    in Educational
    Leadership

  • M.S.

    in Special Education

 Health,

Medicine &
Nursing

  • B.S.

    in Health
    Informatics

  • B.S.

    in Nursing

  • MBA

    – Healthcare
    Management

  • M.S.

    in Nursing –
    Education

  • M.S.

    in Nursing –
    Education (RN to MSN
    Option)

  • M.S.

    in Nursing –
    Leadership and
    Management (RN to
    MSN Option)

  • M.S.

    in Nursing –
    Leadership and
    Management


General Information

Admission Office

4001 South 700 East, Suite 700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

(801) 274-3280

(877) 435-7948

Fax: (801) 274-3305

[email protected]

Contact: Eddie Rios

Director of Enrollment
Main Address

4001 South 700 East, Suite 700

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

(801) 274-3280

www.wgu.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 8,344

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,083

Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,344

Graduate enrollment: 3,898

Setting

Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Degrees offered:
Associate
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $65

Online application fee: $65
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: Not reported

Open admission

Percent students who return sophomore year: 65%