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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    NG
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Life
    NG
  6. Location
    NG
Western Governors is a private, online university. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 72,385 undergraduate students. The Western Governors acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Nursing, Business, and Elementary Education. Graduating 38% of students, Western Governors alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
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4001 South 700 East Suite 700
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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Western Governors University Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,603/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
65%

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
89%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.231 responses
87%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.231 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
72,385Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
0
Undergrads Over 25
91%
Pell Grant
36%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Diverse
    62%
  • Adult
    14%
  • N/A
    14%
  • Nerdy
    5%
  • Outgoing
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
38%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%

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I am finishing up my 3rd year at WGU and it has been a wonderful experience. The professors are wonderfully responsive, every student is assigned a mentor and mine has definitely helped me along the way. Jeff, my mentor, has assisted me, when he can and has always had my back. I have learned so much and the course work is challenging but doable. Just because it is an online school, do not think the work is going to be easy. I have just completed my externship for the Health Information Management program and it was amazing to bring what I learned in the books to life. My suggestion to anyone considering going to school. Look at WGU, you will be very happy that you at least considered it!
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You learn at your own pace. You decide how much you pay per class - you pay a base amount per month, for a minimum of 12 CUs, but once you've completed those CUs, you can continue adding CUs and take as many as you can complete. If you have a lot of experience in one area, you can essentially "test out" of the course without wasting a lot of time. You learn based on your own preferences - you can read the book, participate in cohorts/watch videos, or you can schedule learning sessions with your mentors. There are wonderful resources, with people helping you celebrate your successes along the way!
WGU is an awesome alternative to physical campus types. It is competency-based, & flat-rate fees. Nothing extra to pay for. The teacher's college is wonderful. I have had a majority of good experiences with the online experience, and anything that was not a good experience was quickly remedied. Originally I had problems with the proctoring, not only in my area, but online. WGU was amazing, meaning they took my criticism and suggestions and fixed the problem within the next few months. Even though this sounds like a long time to fix the problem, in reality that is super quick. The staff has no problem helping me with any sort of problem I may have. The only thing I would appreciate is more availability for some sort of tutoring to happen soon. I would recommend WGU to anyone looking for a way to finish or accomplish a degree. I am almost done, and am looking forward to the next degree step with WGU!