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Western Governors University

Western Governors University is a non-profit, online university. As it is an exclusive online institution, WGU has no campus of its own. It was founded by the governors of 19 western states. The administrative offices of WGU are located in Salt Lake City, Utah. WGU enrolls more than 10, 000 students every term. WGU grants degrees in different Course Topics like education, business, information technology and healthcare. WGU aims to deliver an outstanding quality education to its students under the guidance of professional mentors. The university also offers scholarships and other forms of financial aid to its students.

Profile of Western Governors UniversitySalt Lake City, UT is home to Western Governors University. Salt Lake City is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Western Governors University go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching and computer science and engineering.

Western Governors University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Western Governors University attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 37% of them. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.

Student Enrolment

Western Governors University has 9, 022 enrolled students. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Western Governors University.

The school reports its educational mission is:"The primary mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to postsecondary educational opportuni-ties 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. " Western Governors University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching555teacher ed, instructional media design, math teaching, social science teaching, science teaching, ESL instruction
Business and Management226business administration
Computer Science and Engineering104computer support
Liberal Arts7general studies

Contact: Western Governors UniversityWestern Governors University

4001 East 700 South Suite 701

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

General Phone: (801) 274-3280


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