Western Governors University (WGU) is an online, non-profit university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in four key career-focused areas: business, health care and nursing, information technology and teacher education. The idea for WGU was born in 1995 at a bipartisan meeting of the Western Governors Association. The governors identified a need for working adults to gain access to quality and affordable education.
WGU is very mission driven. Created to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU’s mission has remained one of helping hardworking adults meet their educational goals and improve their career opportunities.
WGU has flourished into a national university, serving more than 55,000 students from all 50 states, yet remains non-bureaucratic and innovative. It continues to receive praise for its academic model and to enhance its reputation with employers for the emphasis on graduating highly competent professionals.
For more information on WGU or how you can achieve your educational goals, please contact Robert Ostrea, Community Relations Manager by email or 702-818-0140.