Western Governors University
Main Contact: Dr. Rebecca Watts Ph.D.
WGU, (Western Governors University) is an accredited, online, nonprofit university for the 21st century. WGU's competency-based approach is informed by and aligned with employer needs. The principal mission of WGU is to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities 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. WGU helps students achieve their dreams for a degree and career success by providing a personal, flexible, and affordable education based on real-world competencies. We are driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving 76,000 students from all 50 states. The university continues to open doors for 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, not the other way around. WGU was founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states. WGU is also supported by over 20 major corporations and foundations who believe in WGU’s commitment to producing highly competent graduates.
- Established in 1997
- Non Profit
- Member Since 2019