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Western Governors University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

22,497 students

100% admitted

  • 22,497 full time
  • N/A part time
  • 8,840 men full time
  • 13,657 women full time
  • open enrollment

17,252 Undergraduates

$5,780 tuition/year

  • 5,245 Graduates
  • $5,780 in state
  • $290 fees
  • N/A room & board
  • $900 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Rocky Mountains Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Other academic year
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Elizabeth from Middle River, MN
  • 0
  • awesome on-line school for those who have family, jobs or require flexibility. mentors are very supportive and always available. you must be self motivated to succeed at on-line learning though.…

  • Feb-03-2012 Read More
  • Cheryl from Galena, MO
  • 0
  • wgu receives top ratings for online students pursuing a bachelor degree in special education and have found it exhilarating and at times a challenge. i currently work 40 hours per…

  • Feb-04-2012 Read More
  • Joey from Southaven, MS
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  • western governors is a very supportive online university. their flexible admissions schedule and courses allow adult working students the flexibility they need to achieve a higher education. a student can…

  • Feb-15-2012 Read More
  • Jo from Quincy, FL
  • 0
  • wgu is an excellent school. it gives you the flexibility of attending classes day or night. mentors are very helpful.…

  • Feb-06-2012 Read More
  • Tiffany from Woodbridge
  • 0
  • wgu is a great college for students who work fulltime. they allow you to work at your own pace and get as much work done in a six month time…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

The primary mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to postsecondary educational opportuni-ties by providing a means for individuals to learn, independent of time or place, and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Coriander from Zillah, WA
  • Dec-30-2011 I am a current student here

    I have loved working with the mentors! They are quick to respond to my questions and give me guidance. The staff that I have had contact with has all been quite knowledgable.

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  • 5
  • MIKE from BROOKLYN, NY
  • Dec-23-2011 I am a current student here

    I am enjoying the experience because I can finish a class at my own pace. I am meeting new people through online communications.

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  • 5
  • Tonya from Jacksonville, FL
  • Sep-12-2011 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I am in the application process at this time but have thouroughly enjoyed speaking with everyone so far. The staff is very sincere and kind in helping me through the process.

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  • 5
  • Catherine from Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Aug-14-2011 I am a current student here

    Yes very much so! The mentors are great they don't leave you in the lurch wondering how to go about starting classes. The orientation is very easy to understand and you can e-mail or call toll free all the time. My mentor Mike calls me once a week to see that I am on track with my goals. He helps me with classes that I have struggles with and cheers me on when I zoom through others.

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  • 5
  • Ashley from Paterson, NJ
  • Jul-20-2011 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Between my awesome counselor and everyone else who is really helpful, I'm very certain that I will enjoy my time with WGU.

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