Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, UT, USA
3.53 Average Rating

Created by a coalition of United States governors, Western Governors University is a private online university headquartered in Salt Lake City. WGU is home to four colleges of Teaching, Nursing, IT, and Business conferring bachelor’s degrees in 30 academic majors. Furthermore, WGU utilizes a competency-based education learning model that allows students to complete a class once they have mastered the skills taught rather than waiting for the end of the semester. All students are also assigned a “working mentor” to create an Academic Action Plan and work with that mentor until graduation. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb or town

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
91,436
Total Number of Undergrads
67,467
Academic Calendar

Other academic year

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
Learning Options
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
29%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
50%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
41:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$10,957
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$6,070
Out-of-State Tuition
$6,070
Students Receiving Financial Aid
36%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,155
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
36%
64%
Size of Town
Suburb or town
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Seattle
Salt Lake City
Dallas
Los Angeles
Houston
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
87%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$41,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.53 Average Rating
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.
Elizabeth from Middle River, MN
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 week and find it fits my schedule and has been well worth the time and effort.
Cheryl from Galena, MO

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