Western Governors University

<p><span>Western Governors is a private, online university. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 88,921 undergraduate students. The Western Governors acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 29% of students, Western Governors alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.</span></p>
Address
4001 South 700 East Suite 700Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Full-Time Enrollment
88.92K students
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$ 41.9K
Net Price
$ 9.12K

Western Governors University Reviews

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Freshman
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"There is always support available"

There is always support available. I can fit my classes into my full time work schedule and move at my pace.
Freshman
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"As someone going back to school later in life, Western..."

As someone going back to school later in life, Western Governors has made it easy. With self paced classes and a lot of mentors available it makes success easy.
Senior
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"My experience was great! All my classes were online, and..."

My experience was great! All my classes were online, and textbooks/study materials are provided to you with no extra costs added to tuition. Additionally, if you are a student who's able to grasp material quickly, you have the option to accelerate your course load (e.g. take additional courses upon completion of a class through competency-based testing). When I had issues with understanding material, it was very easy to set up a call with my professors, who provided helpful incites.
Senior
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"I love the fact that there are no additional costs..."

I love the fact that there are no additional costs aside from tuition (e.g. books). Classes are straightforward: you can be a part of live cohorts, watch pre-recorded lectures, or read e-textbooks. Completion of course culminates in your ability to not only recall information but demonstrate understanding in the application of the material, either in test format and/or paper/presentation format. Loved that there is a school mentor that is assigned to you that provides assistance as needed towards classes, and checks in weekly to ensure that I'm on track. Overall, great experience and and satisfied.
Graduate Student
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"There isn't weekly homework or discussion boards like other online..."

There isn't weekly homework or discussion boards like other online college programs, so it's easier to balanced school with life. The semesters are also 6 months, which helps.
Graduate Student
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"I love WGU"

I love WGU. I got my bachelor's degree there, and am now in the master's program. There isn't weekly homework or discussion boards like other online college programs, so it's easier to balanced school with life.
Freshman
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"Adaptable and affordable for the working adult"

Adaptable and affordable for the working adult. You have to put effort into it, but it's so amazing being able to get numerous courses done in a semester versus one or two at an in person college.
Freshman
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"The fact it's learn at your own pace, and based..."

The fact it's learn at your own pace, and based off competency, not work load, is a huge deal for a working adult. You can get a lot done if you study hard and dedicate the time.
Sophomore
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"They have been very easy to work with"

They have been very easy to work with. They have done everything they can to be there for me and help in any way.
Sophomore
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"They have been wonderful and friendly with helping me out..."

They have been wonderful and friendly with helping me out on getting set up and transitioning to online classes.
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