SPECIAL OFFER: THE SMART CHOICE FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL

A smart investment just got smarter, thanks to the Smart Choice Scholarship—worth up to $2,000 toward WGU’s already-low tuition! Designed with busy adult students like you in mind, WGU is the smart choice for earning the degree you need to reach your full career potential.

  • Financially smart. Our surprisingly low tuition is charged per term, not per credit— so graduating faster costs less.

  • Smart use of time. Pass courses by proving what you know. Your previous experience, ability to learn quickly, and extra time spent studying could mean you graduate ahead of schedule. And you won’t waste time listening to lectures on material you already know!

  • Smart support—when you need it. You will be successful at WGU. Your dedicated Faculty Mentors have your back from enrollment to graduation.

  • Smart investment. Your degree comes with tangible benefits for your career and your bottom line.


Special Offer

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Spend Less with flat-rate tuition.

You pay tuition per six-month term, not per course or credit. So when you move faster through your courses, you also lower your total bill!

TUITION COSTS per term

Teachers College Programs $2,890
Information Technology Programs $2,890
Business – Bachelor’s Programs $2,890
Business – Master’s Programs $3,250
Nursing Programs (MSN and BSN) $3,250

OTHER FEES

Resource Fee per term* $145
Application Fee** $65

*This fee helps cover your use of the online library, e-textbooks, and many other learning resources. With few expectations, required textbooks are available as e-textbooks, so you won't have to purchase hard copy textbooks.

**WGU does not "profit" from application fees, as they help offset on a small portion of enrollment and admissions costs.

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Our faculty members are so committed to your success, we call them mentors:

STUDENT MENTORS

Personally assigned to you from the day you enroll to the day your graduate, your Student Mentor is your faculty member. They will provide advice, coaching, support, goal-setting—and a healthy dose of cheerleading to make sure you’re celebrating the little and big wins along the way!

COURSE MENTORS

Learning independently doesn’t mean learning on your own. Course Mentors are subject-matter experts who are on hand when you need them to ensure you’re mastering course material. They tailor learning to your needs, and the type and intensity of instructional support you receive varies based on your needs in any particular course.

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WGU alumni shine on the job

  • Happy employers
  • Happy grads

They're Prepared.

100%

Employers said that WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

They Perform.

94%

Employers rated WGU graduates' job performance as very good or excellent.

They Wow.

92%

Employers said their WGU graduates have exceeded their expectations.

They're Confident.

WGU: 80%, U.S. avg: 65%

Graduates said the majority of their coursework was related to their jobs.

They're Working.

WGU: 86%, U.S. avg: 74%

Graduates are working full-time.

They're Satisfied.

WGU: 91%, U.S. avg: 65%

Graduates said their degrees were worth the cost of their education.

Source: 2015 Harris Poll survey of 305 employers; 2015 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,255 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,144 WGU graduates; WGU--Gallup 2015 Report

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A WGU degree pays for itself faster and adds little to no new debt.

By providing useful information and advice on responsible borrowing before enrollment, keeping tuition low while you’re enrolled, and providing programs that lead to better jobs after graduation, WGU packs a one-two-three punch designed to keep your debt low and your return on investment quick.

Earn More

Recent WGU grads reported earning, on average, $10,600 more within one to two years of graduation, compared with income prior to enrollment...

Higher Raises

...and by four years after graduation, that salary increase averaged $14,700, compared with the national average of just $8,900.

Return on Investment

With an average cost of $18,000 for a bachelor’s degree, the return on investment of a WGU degree is about two years.

Source: 2015 Harris Poll survey of 305 employers; 2015 Harris Poll Online survey of 1,255 new college graduates nationwide compared with survey of 1,144 WGU graduates; WGU--Gallup 2015 Report

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"The decision to apply was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life."


– Bryon Denton

WGU Graduate

Degrees & Programs

TEACHING
I.T.
BUSINESS
NURSING

Industry and academic respect add value to your degree.

WGU is an innovator receiving praise from every sector. When your alma mater is respected, so is your degree.

WGU grads tell their story

Business

I.T.

Teachers

Healthcare

Graduate faster: Learn, prove it, move on

Competency-based education focuses on learning rather than seat time. You’re in the driver’s seat. Each course is a collection of defined competencies—knowledge and skills that employers are looking for from successful graduates. You study on your schedule. As soon as you can prove you’ve mastered the competencies, you take an assessment, pass it, and move on. You spend your time learning new concepts, not rehashing subjects you already know. You can set the pace to graduate early. And in the end, your degree is proof you’ve shown that you’re what employers are looking for!

Graduate with more support: Your success is our job

From before you enroll to after you graduate, our #1 job is a better life for you and your family. Think of it as the best of both worlds: a program that offers complete independence and more support than you ever knew you needed—at exactly the moment you need it! From the enrollment counselor who helps you decide if WGU is the right fit for you to the faculty mentors obsessed with your academic progress to the student and tech support teams eager to help you solve any issues you might encounter as a student, you’re never alone—even though you’re online. And even after you’ve graduated, career and alumni support is just a call away.

Graduate with more value: Smaller investment, bigger returns

At WGU, affordability means cutting-edge programs at tuition rates that are half what you’d pay at other online universities. It means graduating with little to no student debt. It means scholarship and financial aid opportunities and minimal, transparent fees. It means a flat-rate per-term tuition so that when you save time you also save money. And it means understanding that value includes quality, flexibility, relevance, and results, not just cost.

Graduate with respect: Your degree is more than a piece of paper

A crucial measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where you earned it. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, it speaks to the quality and relevance of the education you’ve gained and the competencies you’ve demonstrated. WGU graduates work nationwide in positions of responsibility for leading companies, and employers of our alumni love their WGU grads: In a recent survey, 100% called WGU grads well-prepared for their jobs. Even the White House highlighted WGU as an example of “what works” in reinventing higher education.

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