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Jan 20, 2017, 13:28 ET WGU and Utah Jazz to Award One Year of Full Tuition to Four Utah Students at Upcoming Game

Western Governors University (WGU) and the Utah Jazz have teamed up to offer a scholarship that will give four Utah students a full year of...


Jan 17, 2017, 15:25 ET Justin Osmond, CEO of Olive Osmond Hearing Fund Featured at WGU Lecture Series, January 31

Justin Osmond, one of Western Governors University's (WGU) inspiring alumni, will speak at WGU's lecture series, Sage Talks, on Tuesday, January...


Dec 29, 2016, 15:00 ET WGU Offers $500,000 in Scholarships for New Year's Resolution Makers

Western Governors University (WGU) is offering an added incentive for busy adults making resolutions to earn a bachelor's or master's degree in the...


Dec 28, 2016, 11:43 ET Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing an Online University

With the approach of the new year, you may be one of the many adults looking to improve your life through education. Choosing the right school, one...


Dec 08, 2016, 11:00 ET WGU Launches Master's in Nursing Informatics

Western Governors University (WGU) is now accepting applications for a new online master's degree program aimed at preparing nurses to better...


Dec 07, 2016, 13:16 ET WGU's Bachelor's Degree in HR Management Aligns with SHRM Guidelines

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest human resources (HR) professional society, has found Western Governors...


Nov 16, 2016, 12:06 ET WGU Named "Best Value School" for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, nonprofit, online Western Governors University (WGU) has been recognized by University Research & Review...


Nov 02, 2016, 12:24 ET WGU Announces $500,000 in New Scholarships for Veterans

To honor all those who have served our country, nonprofit, online Western Governors University (WGU) announced today a new scholarship for veterans...


Nov 01, 2016, 12:52 ET Responsible Borrowing at WGU Continues to Drive Down Student Debt and Earn National Recognition

As nontraditional students struggle with the high cost of college and staggering student debt, Western Governors University (WGU) continues to...


Oct 26, 2016, 11:45 ET WGU President Emeritus Dr. Robert Mendenhall Awarded Top Honor by Presidents' Forum

On Wednesday, October 19, Dr. Robert Mendenhall, President Emeritus of Western Governors University, was recognized with the 2016 "Champions of...


Oct 14, 2016, 11:52 ET Ohio Community Colleges Announce Partnership with Western Governors University

The Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC) today announced a new partnership with Western Governors University (WGU) that allows Ohio...


Oct 10, 2016, 16:40 ET National Security Expert, Mischel Kwon, to Speak at WGU Lecture Series October 26

Mischel Kwon, an IT executive with 35 years of experience in the private and public sectors, will be the featured speaker for WGU's Sage Talks...


Oct 06, 2016, 14:00 ET New Master's Degree Program from WGU Prepares Students to Meet the Challenges of Big Data

 Data is growing in complexity and volume, leaving organizations overwhelmed and scrambling to find the sophisticated tools and techniques...


Oct 03, 2016, 19:01 ET 100 Scholarships to Be Awarded to IT Professionals Enrolling in WGU's College of Information Technology

 Innovation in information technology is key to our nation's continued success. As such, Western Governors University (WGU) is committed to...


Sep 29, 2016, 13:10 ET WGU and Real Salt Lake Award Four Students Tuition for One Year

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


Sep 23, 2016, 12:38 ET WGU to Award $400,000 in Scholarships to Future Teachers

 Western Governors University (WGU) launched a new scholarship for those who said, "teacher!" when asked what they wanted to be when they grew...


Sep 20, 2016, 17:46 ET Three Students Get Tuition for a Year from WGU and the Salt Lake Bees

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


Sep 16, 2016, 16:58 ET WGU Offers $200,000 in Scholarships to ITT Tech Students

 The more than 40,000 students who have been affected by the closure of ITT Tech will have many questions to consider moving forward, but...


Sep 14, 2016, 17:04 ET Forbes 30 Under 30 Awardee, Chelsey Roebuck, to Speak at WGU Lecture Series September 21

Chelsey Roebuck, a STEM educator whose work inspires students to discover their passion for science and technology, will be the featured speaker...


Sep 09, 2016, 13:13 ET Advice to ITT Tech Students: Don't Give Up!

 In the wake of the closure of ITT Tech this week, Western Governors University President Scott Pulsipher offered some advice to the more than...


Aug 17, 2016, 11:34 ET WGU Recognized for Reducing Student Debt by 41%

 Western Governors University (WGU) has been recognized for reducing student debt and for developing "an excellent solution to a common problem...


Aug 03, 2016, 11:47 ET Back to School for Grown Ups: WGU Announces $200,000 in Scholarships

 It's back-to-school time across the country, and as kids and young adults are returning to the classroom many adult students are thinking...


Jul 26, 2016, 15:15 ET WGU Scheduled for Accreditation Renewal Evaluation October 26-28; Public Comment Period Open Until September 17

Western Governors University (WGU) is scheduled for an accreditation site visit on October 26-28, 2016, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and...


Jul 15, 2016, 14:11 ET WGU to Recognize More than 8,000 Graduates at Semi-Annual Commencement in Salt Lake City

 Sarah Biermann, of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, fought an uphill battle trying to provide for her young family without a college degree. Faced with...


Jul 11, 2016, 13:54 ET WGU and Real Salt Lake to Award One Year of Full Tuition to Four Utah Students

 Western Governors University (WGU) and Real Salt Lake (RSL) have teamed up on a scholarship that will provide four Utah students with a...