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Western Governors University

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ADDRESS: 4001 South 700 East Suite 700 City Salt Lake City
State UTZip 84107


Western Governors University

Awardee: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Salt Lake City, Utah (100% online)

Regionally accredited

Degrees: Bachelor's, Master's

A repeat Best Value School Designee, every adult considering enrolling in an online degree program should take a close look at Western Governors University (WGU), one of the most innovative schools we’ve seen. Two things stand out, besides the very reasonable cost, and they are: competency-based learning and the overwhelmingly positive reviews this school receives from its students and graduates.

Competency based learning means you progress through your courses based on what you can demonstrate you’ve learned rather than the time you spend sitting in a classroom. This is perhaps a quality versus quantity argument, and more than 80,000 students support it. This is a school for those who are focused on attaining a respected credential and are willing to dive in and go get it.

Degrees in business, computer science/IT, education and nursing are popular. Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.


What our Students are Saying...

"They really tailor classes to suit your needs and are very competitive in keeping all information up to date. The classes are focused on making sure you learn, not on the grade you can get."

"I'm enjoying it. I really respect and admire the professors for being familiar with the curriculum and having experience with the subjects in the workforce."

"I have had extreme flexibility in my classes. I even was able to finish one in two weeks with the help of my mentor and the course mentors! Everyone is very supportive and helpful. I am very glad I chose this school!"