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  1. Professors
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  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
Western Governors is a private, online university. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 63,961 undergraduate students. The Western Governors acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business Administration and Management, and Elementary Education. Graduating 26% of students, Western Governors alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,200.
About Western Governors University...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
4001 South 700 East Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Western Governors University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$9,115/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,944/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,357/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,853/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,358/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,270/ year
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Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
41:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
70%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.254 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.217 responses
86%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.217 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
63,961Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
92%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    71%
  • N/A
    14%
  • Outgoing
    14%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Western Governors University Reviews

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Western Governors University is a great learning experiment. Mentors help keep you on task weekly. This is a strong self-driven learning experience. If you stay on task, put in the time and effort you can pass it faster than going to school. Rates are affordable! Proctors for testing are great, if you never have taken a test online it’s an experience I would recommend to all and will be a requirement as well. Loads of resources at your fingertips to help you grasp the subjects too. Make going back to school fun, by attending WGU, you won’t be disappointed. You can do it!
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I highly recommend this University to anyone, but especially those who are working full time and looking to go back to college. It is Accredited and Not for Profit. The tuition rates are very affordable, best of all the semesters are 6 month terms, work at your own pace, 1 class at a time. You can go as fast as you like no fee per class, it is per semester. In some cases if a test is required to pass and you are already familiar with the material you can test out!
Do not waste your money elsewhere if you have not checked this out!
I love Western Governors University! It is so easy to apply and I love the fact that it is online. From the very start of my enrollment process, until now, in my second term, it has been so wonderful. It does not focus on what you already know, by what you don't. So you do not spend precious time reviewing prior knowledge. This has been the best decision for my education. Online, on my time, and my goals are being met. Win!