B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Experience
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
Western Governors University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
4001 South 700 East Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Website

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
$8,624/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,525/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,484/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,519/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,195/ year
  • $110k+
    $13,270/ year

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.207 responses
86%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.207 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
44,499Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
92%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
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After Western Governors University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
17%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%

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Western Governors University Reviews

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You are assigned a student mentor that assists you from day one to the day you take your final test. There is a ton of support and motivation. If I had this commitment from the educators at my first college I would have finished the first time around. The course layouts are exceptional and you are given the expectations from day one. In addition to your student mentor, you have a course mentor who has more in depth knowledge to assist you in each course. For courses such as math, you have the same mentor so your able to build a relationship. They understand that many of us work full time or have other obligations so they help you stay focused and stay on track in a very positive way! They are setting the education standard very high!
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WGU is geared toward the student who is self-reliant, technologically capable, and dedicated to their success in completing a degree program. All colleges and universities have course work, exams, and professors; so does WGU. Pre-assessment exams allow a student to determine if studying is needed, or whether they know enough to take the final exam right away. Although each semester will have at least 12 units assigned which must be passed, taking and passing additional finals for more courses allows a student to complete more courses in a semester. There is a flat tuition fee per semester, so the more courses passed, the lower the cost per course and the faster a student can complete a degree. This is an awesome way to be in school!
I have two degrees from WGU, B.S. in Business Management and a MBA Information Technology Management. WGU is a GREAT school for those who are extremely self-motivated. I felt that my education at WGU was very relevant to my career and my education has already helped me get the job I wanted. Most of the negative reviews I have read are from self-inflicted issues because a student didn’t do their research. I will give one piece of advice. If you go to WGU get a student mentor that fits you! If you don’t click with your student mentor, get a new one. So I highly recommend WGU, just do your research ahead of time so that you know what you are getting into.