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Western Governors is a private graduate school in Millcreek, Utah in the Salt Lake City Area. It has a large graduate student body with an enrollment of 32,516 graduate students. Of the 22 graduate programs offered at Western Governors University, 22 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Western Governors University are Nursing Administration, Business, and Teaching. All of the graduate students at Western Governors University attend full-time.
Address
4001 South 700 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Website
Telephone
(801) 274-3280

Admissions

Application Deadline
Deadline for International Students
Application Fee

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Applying

Acceptance Rate
Total Graduate Students
32,516
GRE
GMAT
LSAT
MCAT
TOEFL
IELTS
Interview Required
Personal Statement Required
Academic Transcripts Required
Application Fee Waivers Available
Letters of Recommendation Required
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Academics

Part-time Classes Available
Weekend Classes Available
Evening Classes Available
Poll
88%
of students took their classes full time.57 responses
63%
of students completed the program in the time they expected.57 responses
79%
of students agree the program difficulty was manageable.57 responses
84%
of students agree that the online courses were positive experiences.57 responses

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
32,516
Part-Time Grad Students
0
Research Assistants
Teaching Assistants
Racial Diversity
  • White
    70.4%
  • African American
    10.9%
  • Hispanic
    7.2%
  • Asian
    4.5%
  • Multiracial
    2.8%
  • Unknown
    2.7%
  • Native American
    0.7%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.6%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0.2%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Driven
    49%
  • Down-to-earth
    4%
  • Friendly
    5%
  • Organized
    4%
  • A good balance
    12%
  • N/A
    26%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Competitive and intense
    11%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    16%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    42%
  • As of now it seems pretty competitive and intense
    2%
  • At your own pace
    18%
  • Prepared me for the real world and at my own pace
    5%
  • Prepared me for the real world and competitive.
    7%

Professors

Poll
81%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.57 responses
Poll
77%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.57 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.57 responses

Tuition & Financial Aid

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Students Receiving Financial Aid
Average Total Aid Awarded
Work Study Program Available
Teaching/Research Fellowship Available

Campus Resources

International Students Office
International Office URL
Disability Services
Veterans Services
Childcare Services
42%
of students agree they had access to good mental health resources.57 responses
5%
of students agree the program offered accessible childcare.57 responses
9%
of students agree they felt supported as an international student.57 responses
26%
of students agree they felt supported as a veteran.57 responses

Outcomes

Average Salary After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Career Placement URL
Poll
89%
of students are confident they will graduate.57 responses
Poll
79%
of students are confident they will find a job after graduation.57 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 57 responses
  • $25K-$50K
    9%
  • <$25K
    91%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 57 responses
  • $150K+
    2%
  • $125K-$150K
    4%
  • $100K-$125K
    5%
  • $75K-$100K
    4%
  • $50-$75K
    16%
  • <$50K
    4%
  • Did not graduate yet
    67%
77%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.57 responses
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Nightlife
    A-
Median Household Income
$66,572
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$949
Median Home Value
$344,000
National
$184,700
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Western Governors University Reviews

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I have had multiple family members receive their degree at WGU. They loved the comprehensive learning style, that allowed them to learn from and fix their mistakes. My Mother-in-law got her degree after her seven children were raised. My brother-in-law got his teaching degree, from start to finish, in 2.5 months! And the others loved being able to go at their own pace. I am just starting my degree with them, and they have been awesome so far! Friendly and helpful enrollment counselors, detailed information about the degrees online, and a simple, quick process to get going!
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There are so many things that I like about Western Governor's University. For one thing, there is no application fee. They automatically waive the application fee! Another thing that I like about Western Governor's is that they assign you a mentor that works with you throughout your program. That mentor helps you get enrolled by walking you through the steps to take towards the final enrollment process.
Also, your mentor can answer any questions that you have and guide you in every aspect of your journey. But more than anything, I like that the tuition at Western Govern's is so affordable. This is what has kept me from pursuing my degree up to now, but now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.
WGU uses a self-paced program am to show your competencies with the material rather than a letter grade average. You can complete your degree as quickly as you want and save money! The courses are designed with real-world applications and encourage you to grow skills rather than memorizing material. Beyond the courses, you are paired with a knowledgable mentor who helps guide you through your studies.