Western Governors University

4001 South 700 East Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT
4-year
Large
Suburban

Questions and Answers about Western Governors University

Angela C.
4 months ago
Can I start another degree as soon as I graduate, or do I have to wait for the 6-month term to end?
Julie S.
5 months ago
Is there a way to see the program schedule before applying?
Julie S.
5 months ago
Does Western Governors University have a public database of previously transferred courses that have been accepted?
Nicole H.
7 months ago
Are scholarships awarded all at once or by semester?
Shannon S.
7 months ago
Does applying for a fafsa cover only one term or both terms in a year?
Shannon S.
7 months ago
Does WGU allow deferred payments on students loans or do you have to immediately start paying back on the loan?
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Majors offered at Western Governors University

Biggest majors
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods

Academics at Western Governors University

Student Faculty Ratio
41 to 1
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Western Governors University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Western Governors University Students6%21%56%20%1%5%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Western Governors University Students
20%
78%
Male
Female
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Western Governors University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Information Technology (IT) Director105k
Information Technology (IT) Manager80k
Network Engineer75k
Operations Manager70k
Systems Administrator65k
Human Resources (HR) Manager65k
Human Resources (HR) Generalist53k
Based on 38,976 student responses
56.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
90.3kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
59%in High-Meaning careers
9%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Western Governors University

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Student reviews of Western Governors University

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100% of students

Known for

Accessible and helpful professors
Helpful learning and accessibility services
Helpful career services
Accessible for students with disabilities
Diverse and Inclusive
Montrell Skinner
Stocks And Investing
Graphic Design
Crossfit
Reading + 2 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

The self pace program really allows me to do school around my schedule l

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Hard to get a department scholarshop

Hayk Hovhannisyan
Fishing
Reading
Hiking And Backpacking

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I will recommend WGU because it's very flexible to study at this university.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be ready to study much and uninterrupted.

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Great study resources

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Tough

Jordan Wise
Photography and Photo Editing
Painting and Studio Art
Art History
Math + 11 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love that Western Governors University is online and available for me whenever I have the time. I can complete and do my classes on my own time. I work my schooling around my work and social life so I don't have to give anything up.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The current proctor system they use is really bad. It is difficult to work with and does not always work, but they are working towards finding and using a different proctor system for the exams.

Dontre Fitzhugh
Gaming
Volunteering
Basketball

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Western Governors University enables students to experience a round-robin environment for a career. I am in the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program, so I can learn from multiple resources, practice, and become certified within that particular aspect. The voucher for certification is free with tuition (up to two attempts), and all the certifications are industry standards that apply to requirements across jobs within the IT industry. The icing on the cake, WGU, is flat tuition, a self-paced online school. This feature encourages accelerating the time to degree completion, depending on the student's lifestyle and efforts. I started on Feb 1st, and I'm already starting my second term out of four. I would recommend this school to anyone, especially those within the Information Technology industry.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Kimberly Moore
Sports
Horticulture
Culinary Arts
Painting and Studio Art

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I am thrilled with the Education program in which I can accelerate my studies. Accelerated courses keep my goal as a teacher closer than a traditional university.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

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