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Sneak peek for our social media followers! Coming soon: a new logo for WGU and our state-based universities! We are updating our look, and in the coming months you’ll start to see this logo more and more often. The more formal logo with the seal will continue to be used in academic settings, such as on your diploma. And nothing is changing for our mascot, Sage the Night Owl. We think this new logo is fun and represents the Night Owl personality! What do you think?
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What do you think of this, IT and STEM students and alumni? How have writing skills factored into your career? 
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Thanks to the National League for Nursing for this recognition!
Online, competency-based university’s nursing programs recognized by NLN as a Center of Excellence for 2015
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The business of healthcare is growing rapidly, and healthcare leaders with strong business management skills are increasingly in demand. That's why we're launching this new online, competency-based B.S. in Business—Healthcare Management degree program.
Applications now being accepted for online B.S. in Business—Healthcare Management program
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The demands of working full time helping veterans, staying active and fit, and planning a wedding weren't enough to deter this Night Owl from seeking her MBA! 
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With the launch of WGU Nevada, we've created a new circle for all our Nevada students and alumni. If you should be added to that circle, let us know!
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Congratulations, Nevada Night Owls!  #WGUNevada
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We've all heard about the dramatic increase in lifetime earnings for those with a bachelor's degree over those without. But does that hold true when you control for factors like race, gender, and high school performance?
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Kathleen wasn't sure a bachelor's degree would fit her life—or her budget. It did.
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Next time someone tells you, "...but I'm too busy!" tell them about Derrick Glum.
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Another teacher making a difference with the help of WGU. 
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WGU is an online, accredited, nonprofit, competency-based university designed for working adults and other nontraditional students looking for flexibility and affordability that enables them to earn a highly respected bachelor's or master's degree with less debt--or none at all.
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Derrick Jackson
a month ago
Love the concept, execution. Decided to attend as I am self-motivated and have always done well when pursuing my own knowledge and certification. The way the degree plan is set up allows me to go at my own pace, not be held back do to others or miscellaneous factors. Is it perfect? No, however if you are organized, a self-starter, can motivate yourself to put in the time and passionate about pursuing education, the school is great return on investment for the amount of money and accreditation it provides.
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Dave Smith
a week ago
So Far Ia m not thrilled with the rudness of the enrollement Councelor. He seemed short fused and treatd my questions as if they were stupid. I am registering becuase I got the fee waived, but I am niot sure I like the attitude he projected. I am going to continue to look elsewhere. Do these enrolledment councelors get bonuses for people who register> He sounded like he was working on commision and annoyed becuase I wasnt sure of some things. Frustrating.
Robert Neil
a month ago
Thank you Western Governors University (WGU). I recently graduated from the MBA program (Concentration in Healthcare Management). What a tremendous experience it has been. Completing this program helped me to develop, strengthen and solidify my skills and to further develop my overall business acumen. For those considering WGU: If you are looking for an easy, run-of-the-mill, just pay your fees and get your degree kind of school…WGU is NOT for you. However, if you are interested in attending a REGIONALLY ACCREDITED NONPROFIT University (be aware of those schools that are only nationally accredited and are for-profit) AND you are willing to: - Spend countless hours (nights and weekends) studying, - Participate in dozens of (if not a hundred or more) weekly sessions with a student mentor, - Complete upwards of 40 or more challenging projects (some group/team based), - Develop and record a 45-minute Video Presentation (or just write another report), - Compete in a nationwide Capsim Business Simulation, and - Write (in my case) 697 pages worth of essays, reports and presentations You should give WGU a call as you would likely find it to be a great fit for what you are looking for. I cannot say enough great things about the challenging and rewarding experience WGU offers its students. Thank you WGU. As mentioned above, WGU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is the same accrediting commission responsible for the accreditation of University of Washington, University of Oregon, University of Utah, and Brigham Young University, to name just a few.
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Riley Blanchard
3 weeks ago
I am in the middle of my Junior year at WGU and I am very pleased with the flexibility this school has with my erratic schedule. It's also very nice that I don't have to take certain classes (can test out) if I possess the knowledge of the subject. Great school!
Khoi Nguyen
in the last week
Thanks to WGU I was able to obtain my Professional in Human Resource certification while studying for my undergraduate degree. This certification was built into the tuition so I didn't have to pay a dime. Working at a full-time job and attending school full-time was quite stressful, but WGU's model made it possible for me to graduate. I would recommend this school to anyone who has the initiative to do the work on their own without instructions from anyone. However, since everything is self-driven, this school is NOT for everyone. But if you are self-driven, consider WGU. This school is regionally accredited (which is the best), non-profit, and continually growing.
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ryan hodell
a month ago
This is the worst university I have ever dealt with. PLEASE avoid them at all costs. They were rude and would not help me with my information. Also, they would not transfer over my pell gran of $2,800 because they don't want to help their students. Their online portal was very hard to use and also very inconvenient.
Christina Godoy
2 months ago
DO NOT DO IT!! WASTE OF TIME!! I applied for entry in June 2014, after taking their entrance exam and passing it, I was told that my entrance had to be reviewed because I did not have any prior college experience. I had an over the phone interview with the enrollment counselor, and I was asked what field of work I was in and what position I held. I explained that I am the Administrator of a law firm and handle: HR duties, payroll, case management, paralegal training, and manage the schedules of four attorneys. After 5 days I was denied entry and told to reapply in six months. What a joke! I have 15 years of on the job training and experience. Thank goodness I didn't take it personal and applied to a higher rated school Grantham University. Needless to say I am on schedule to receive my AA in Business Management on March 15, 2016 and I have a 3.9 GPA. The cost is also much less at Grantham.
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Response from the owner - 2 months ago
We're happy to hear you have found academic success. Congratulations on your hard work! Admission decisions at WGU, just as at most other universities, take into account a number of factors. Our ultimate goal is to enroll students who are a strong fit for WGU's unique model, and then to support them through to their goal of graduation. Prior college experience is one very important indicator of a student's likelihood to thrive and succeed at WGU. Because our focus is on helping students graduate, we can't accept everyone who enrolls at WGU.
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Kathryn Overton
2 months ago
I'm early in my program (RN to MSN) and am so pleased with WGU. This is the third school I've taken classes with in a many year academic career, and this has been the most organized and reasonable experience I've had. The admissions process was simple. The program and course mentors are wonderful, and the level of support and options to connect with mentors and fellow students have not left me feeling "on my own" despite taking all classes online. The mentors and administration all can be reached by Web or phone, with clearly communicated hours, and any questions I've had have been answered quickly and with a minimum of stress and aggravation (not the case at my previous colleges). The potential problems I anticipated with distance learning have not materialized, and even time zone differences are accounted for. These programs are intended to be self paced. If you don't have previous college experience, this will be extremely challenging. You need to be aware of your learning style, and have practice in the fundamentals of note taking and translating textbook information. If you don't have these, you may want to take a few community college classes before you try online classes so you'll be better equipped. If you aren't comfortable with technology, you'll want some practice before you try online learning. In short, set yourself up for success before you sign up. If you're comfortable learning fairly independently, ambitious and focused, this may be a great school for you. Personally, I feel so fortunate to have found WGU, and am taking advantage of the opportunity to work quickly and not waste time with pointless busy work. So far, I couldn't be more pleased and expect to finish much earlier than projected!
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