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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...

Aug 25, 2014, 11:24 ET

WGU Scholarship to Make "Back-to-School" a Reality for 100-Plus Working Adults

 Back-to-school season is in full swing across the country. And while children and young adults are heading back to school, millions of working...

Aug 12, 2014, 12:01 ET

WGU Announces New Scholarship for Students in Need of a 'Lifesaver'

For the millions of Americans with some college credit but no degree, finally finishing that bachelor's or master's degree can truly be a...

Jul 29, 2014, 14:14 ET

White House Recognizes WGU as an Example of What Works in Postsecondary Education

Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, the only U.S. university offering competency-based degree programs at scale, has received...

Jul 16, 2014, 12:51 ET

New WGU Scholarship Helps Students Earn Master's Degrees in Business

 Western Governors University (WGU),  www.wgu.edu, is encouraging business professionals to continue their education and professional...

Jul 11, 2014, 11:00 ET

Western Governors University to Honor More than 5,500 Graduates at Semi-Annual Commencement

Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, will recognize 5,541 graduates at its 27th semi-annual commencement on Saturday, July 12, at the...

Jun 17, 2014, 13:40 ET

WGU Teacher Education Program Ranked Number One by National Council on Teacher Quality

The Western Governors University (WGU) Teachers College has earned top honors for its teacher preparation programs from the National Council on...

Jun 02, 2014, 15:50 ET

New Scholarship Supports WGU's Pledge to Train More STEM Teachers

Western Governors University's online Teachers College, the United States' top producer of science and math teachers, has announced the Future STEM...

May 28, 2014, 14:16 ET

WGU Announces New Online Master's Degree Program in Accounting

Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, has launched a new business master's degree program, the Master of Science, Accounting. This...

May 21, 2014, 11:55 ET

Western Governors University Earns CCNE Accreditation for Another 10 Years

 Nursing programs at Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, will retain their accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing...

May 19, 2014, 16:31 ET

No Tuition Increase at Western Governors University for 7th Straight Year

 As college costs continue to increase at several times the rate of inflation, Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, is committing...