A Unique History in Higher Education ::
WGU has been different since the very beginning. We were designed in 1995 by 19 U.S. governors whose driving goal was to break the mold of traditional higher education and come out on the other side with something new, something innovative: something that harnesses technology to teach in new ways, focuses on measuring learning rather than time, and provides more Americans the opportunity to build their careers and better their lives by finally finishing that bachelor’s or master’s degree they need to achieve their goals.
Founded by 19 United States governors, WGU is an online university driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving more than 55,000 students from all 50 states. Aimed at adult learners who need flexibility to achieve their education and career goals, WGU’s innovative competency-based academic approach makes it possible, allowing individuals to fit their education into their lives.
Summary :: Western Governors University is a private institution that was founded in 1996. It utilizes a continuous-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $6,070 (2014-15).
Applying Online – Earn Your Degree From WGU -::
When applying to Western Governors University, it’s important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Western Governors University is $65. For more information about the tests, essays, interviews and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge cente. Western Governors University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring.
Western Governors University is the only university to have received simultaneous accreditation by four regional accrediting commissions. Currently, WGU’s “home” accrediting commission is the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the same organization that accredits such leading institutions as the University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and other public and private colleges. WGU is the first online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). WGU’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). WGU’s Nursing programs are CCNE accredited (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-867-6791)
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.