Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) is a nonprofit, private, online university offering 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, WGU is the first and only university to become accredited by four regional accrediting commissions simultaneously. WGU was also the first online university to receive national accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

WGU employs a competency-based learning model. Students work online, but keep in regular phone contact with their faculty mentors. Students even take proctored tests online, using various proctoring technologies such as webcams.

Western Governors University is organized into four academic colleges: the College of Health Professions, the College of Business, the College of Information Technology, and the Teachers College. Each college offers bachelor's and master's degree programs.

US News, in cooperation with the National Council on Teacher Quality, named Western Governors University the best institution in the United States for secondary teacher education, among traditional as well as online universities. Additionally, Fast Company ranked WGU 28th among the nation's Most Innovative Companies, a list that included Apple, Google, Target, Amazon, Tumblr, Square, and more.

Western Governors University is well known for the superb online degree and distance education opportunities it provides. WGU offers convenient and flexible bachelor's and master's degree programs that can be completed entirely online.

Quick Facts
Phone Number: (801) 274-3280
Address: 4001 East 700 South- Suite 701, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: Very Large ( 23,000+ undergrad, 7,300+ grad )
Award Levels: Bachelor's, Master's
In-State Tuition $ 5,837
Out-of-State Tuition $ 5,852
Online Degrees Offered: YES
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 30 to 1
Website Address: www.wgu.edu
Majors and Degrees
Majors/Degrees BS/BA MA/MS
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Business Commerce
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Human Resources Management Personnel Administration
Information Resources Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing Marketing Management
Operations Management and Supervision
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Programming - Specific Applications
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security Information Assurance
Data Modeling Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
Network and System Administration
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Earth Science Teacher Education
Education and Teaching
Educational Assessment, Testing, and Measurement
Educational Instructional Technology
Educational Leadership and Administration
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Teacher Education
General Science Teacher Education
Kindergarten Preschool Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching
Teaching English As A Second Language (esl) Instructor
Health Professions and Related Programs
Community Health Services Liaison Counseling
Health Health Care Administration Management
Medical Informatics
Nursing Administration
Registered Nursing Registered Nurse
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