"There are a number of great options for busy adults, so be sure to review the options and ask friends, associates, and employers to help you in your decision-making," Pulsipher said. "We know that WGU is a great fit for students who have mastered competencies and are motivated to accelerate to a degree. Nearly 1,000 current students at WGU and more than 400 graduates have attended ITT at some point in their career."
To support students who wish to transfer to WGU and ease the financial burden of this transition, WGU will waive the university's $65 application fee as well as the first-term resource fee of $145. In the coming days, WGU will announce a special scholarship program for ITT Tech students. For more information, go to www.wgu.edu/ITT.
"As a nonprofit, competency-based university with a mission to make quality higher education more accessible to busy adults, our thoughts are with the ITT Tech students, and we hope to help many of them through this difficult time. And we say, don't abandon your goals—your perseverance will be rewarded."
Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 70,000 students nationwide and has more than 65,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In less than 20 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today's rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. The university's 2015 Annual Report is now available online.
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