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Mar 30, 2015, 19:19 ET

Nursing Executive Linda Knodel Named to WGU Nursing Program Council

 Western Governors University (WGU)  has appointed  Linda Knodel, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Louis-based...

Mar 26, 2015, 13:50 ET

WGU Celebrates Nurses with $75,000 in Scholarships

To honor nurses for their commitment to community health and to commemorate upcoming National Nurses Week 2015, Western Governors University (WGU)...

Mar 13, 2015, 13:19 ET

WGU to Award $400,000 in Scholarships for Current and Aspiring Teachers

 The university with the top-ranked teacher education program in the country—Western Governors University (WGU)— will award...

Mar 04, 2015, 11:00 ET

Gallup-Purdue Index Finds WGU Grads Have Great Jobs, Great Lives

 Graduates from Western Governors University (WGU) are more likely than graduates from other U.S. universities to have the jobs they want, feel...

Feb 13, 2015, 12:52 ET

WGU a Top Producer of Minority Nurses

 Western Governors University (WGU) awards the fourth-largest number of bachelor's degrees in nursing and the ninth-largest number of master's...

Feb 06, 2015, 09:01 ET

WGU to Recognize More than 6,700 Graduates at Semi-Annual Commencement

Online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU) will honor more than 6,700 graduates at its 28th semi-annual commencement. And although they...

Feb 02, 2015, 18:46 ET

Students Confirm: Mentor-Based Faculty Works

 Western Governors University is known for pioneering the competency-based learning model that lets students study independently, progress at...

Jan 30, 2015, 20:40 ET
WGU offers flexible degree programs in high-demand fields designed for busy working adults.

How to Get (or Get Ahead in) the Top Jobs of 2015

The Forbes list of the "10 Most Promising Jobs of 2015" highlights high-paying, in-demand careers expected to offer big potential to job seekers in...

Jan 12, 2015, 13:59 ET

WGU Offers $100,000 in Scholarships That "Work for You"

 Western Governors University—the online university that pioneered the competency-based education model—announced it will be...

Jan 07, 2015, 11:14 ET

Online University Earns High Ratings for Student Engagement

 Students earning a degree online can feel just as connected and engaged—or even more—than those studying in more traditional...

Dec 10, 2014, 12:49 ET

WGU Continues to Lead the Nation in Educating Math and Science Teachers

The university producing the largest number of science and math teachers in the U.S. is online and competency-based, according to a new study by...

Dec 09, 2014, 12:12 ET

WGU Named a Top School by Military Advanced Education for the 8th Consecutive Year

For the eighth year in a row, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU) has been named a Top School by Military Advanced Education (MAE) in its...

Dec 03, 2014, 11:57 ET

WGU Launches New Online Master's Degree for Aspiring English Teachers

Online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU) has introduced a new master's degree program for aspiring middle school or high school English...

Nov 05, 2014, 12:37 ET

WGU and National Military Family Association Announce New Scholarship for Military Families

 In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, nonprofits Western Governors University (WGU) and National Military Family Association (NMFA)...

Nov 03, 2014, 12:30 ET

WGU Named Best Value Among Online Colleges and Universities

The No. 1 best value in online college degrees is Western Governors University (WGU), according to the publisher of a free guide covering the...

Oct 22, 2014, 11:46 ET

WGU to Offer $50,000 in Scholarships

Western Governors University (WGU), which recently surpassed enrollment of 50,000 students, is marking this important milestone with the WGU 50K...

Oct 08, 2014, 12:34 ET
Western Governors University serves more than 50,000 students in all 50 states. (PRNewsFoto/Western Governors University)

WGU Marks Key Enrollment Milestone: 50,000 Students in 15 Years

Just 15 years after Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, admitted its first student, the nonprofit, competency-based university has...

Sep 23, 2014, 12:33 ET

WGU Named a Top Military Friendly School for the 5th Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Western Governors University (WGU) has been recognized as a Military Friendly® School. The announcement...

Sep 10, 2014, 13:27 ET

WGU Announces Agreement with Nation's 5th Largest Catholic Health Care System

Western Governors University (WGU) and Mercy have entered into an agreement that will offer Mercy's 40,000 employees more access to high-quality,...

Aug 28, 2014, 14:36 ET
WGU awarded four students a one year scholarship at the Salt Lake Bee's game last week. (PRNewsFoto/Western Governors University)

WGU and Salt Lake Bees Award Four Students Tuition for One Year

Western Governors University (WGU) and the Salt Lake Bees teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to four local students prior to...