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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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Tuition is staying put for ANOTHER year—and we intend to keep it that way for the foreseeable future! Details: http://www.wgu.edu/wgu/academics/catch?refer_id=11571&page=about_WGU/no_tuition_increase_6-4-15
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Meet Chantel, a busy mom, NYC school nurse, MSN student, and #WGULovesNurses  Scholarship recipient. #NursesWeek  
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For some Americans, wages have been steadily on the rise for 25 years. For others, they have been on the decline. What's the one factor that it all comes down to?
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Based in Utah, serving students nationwide, and one of the state's best for seven years running. Thanks for this honor!
For the seventh consecutive year, Western Governors University (WGU) has been awarded Utah’s Best of State medal for best online education.
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The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Western Governors University (WGU) with two awards for excellence in distance learning at its 2015 National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.
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4001 700 E #700 Salt Lake City, UT 84107
4001 700 East #700USUtahSalt Lake City84107
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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 week 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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Robert Neil
a week 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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Kathryn Overton
a month 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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Thomas Wolfe
a month ago
Like many things in life -- WGU is what you make of it. If you are self-motivated and driven to success, WGU can give you the tools you need to transform your life. For me, as an Information Technology leader, I had the skills, technical certifications, and experience -- but lacked the 'credibility' that a degree conveys. I enrolled (and completed) my undergraduate degree there, in record time, as a result of their 'competency'-based approach. I then re-enrolled and completed my Master's degree. Looking back, I was able to cram 6 years of school into ~ 4, on my own schedule, while otherwise working and balancing a family, at an incredible price. In return, WGU absolutely delivered the credibility I needed to propel my career and improve my income. What other institutions provide that flexibility, opportunity, and value? None, because there aren't any. As an institution of higher learning, WGU is absolutely fantastic -- it is everything higher education should be. Best & Respectfully-- Tom
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ryan hodell
2 weeks 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
a month 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 - a month 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.
Liviu Nicoara
2 weeks ago
I'm impressed with the quality of the MBA IT program. I was hesitate at first of online degrees, but now I can't imagine any other way for going to school. Half the time at my brick and mortar school was being stuck in traffic and looking for parking. What a waste of time. This schools cuts all the useless time wasters and focuses just on the education part.
Michael L
a month ago
Absolutely terrible. I was told that at least one higher level networking class was needed. I sent them my transcripts and they said that my Cisco class I took was "met". After that, I get a call stating that I didn't get in, lol. Why did they tell me a minimum requirement would be a higher level networking class, the transcript request people said that my Cisco class met the requirements, and after that tell me that I didn't get in?