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Are you a busy working professional looking to earn your degree without being required to learn things you already know? If so, the award-winning online degree programs from Western Governors University could be just what you’re looking for. As a non-profit university founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states, WGU offers accredited, affordable, online degree programs. Our competency-based model can allow you to use your professional experience to advance more quickly toward your degree completion.

WGU’s competency-based model continues to receive accolades, with our most recent recognition in a TIME magazine article, “Go Western, Young Man”. Read full article


College of Business

College of Business
WGU offers you a wide variety of bachelor’s and master’s degrees to help you stay competitive in today’s business world.

College of Information Technology

College of Information Technology
Earn as many as ten valuable certifications with your
degree—at no additional cost.

College of Health Professions

College of Health Professions
Healthcare professionals are in high demand. Get your bachelor’s and master’s degrees to address this growing need.

Teachers College

Teachers College
Take advantage of the ONLY entirely online university to receive NCATE accreditation—the premier accrediting body for teacher education.

Distance Learning

WGU received the 2008
award for Best Practices in Distance Learning from the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA).

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 2008, awarded in recognition of our success in expanding access to higher education. TIME Magazine also called WGU “the best relatively cheap university you’ve never heard of”.

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