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May 14, 2015, 13:35 ET

WGU and Red Cross Partner to Boost Student Volunteerism, Access to Affordable Education for Employees and Volunteers

 The American Red Cross has entered into an agreement with Western Governors University (WGU), making the online, competency-based university a...

May 13, 2015, 12:43 ET

WGU Awarded Seventh Straight Best of State Medal for Best Online Education

 For the seventh consecutive year, Western Governors University (WGU) has been awarded Utah's Best of State medal for best online education....

May 12, 2015, 11:59 ET

WGU and Scholastic Celebrate Educators with Teacher Appreciation Sweepstakes

To recognize and celebrate the dedication and accomplishments of educators nationwide, Western Governors University (WGU), and Scholastic have...

Apr 28, 2015, 13:53 ET

WGU Wins Two Awards for Excellence in Distance Learning

 The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) presented Western Governors University (WGU) with two awards for excellence in...

Apr 28, 2015, 12:59 ET

Four Utah Students Get a Year of College Tuition, Courtesy of WGU and the Utah Jazz

 Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, and the Utah Jazz have teamed up to provide four Utah students with a full year of...

Apr 15, 2015, 17:19 ET

WGU Announces Nursing Leadership Grad Degree Scholarship

Western Governors University (WGU) has announced a new scholarship opportunity for nursing master's degree students honoring the leadership and...

Apr 09, 2015, 13:25 ET
WGU Chief Financial Officer David Grow, UR&R Vice President Kurt Sagovac, WGU Vice President of Public Relations Joan Mitchell, and WGU Chief Marketing Officer Patrick Partridge pose with WGU's 2015 Best Value School Award.

WGU Named "Best Value School" by University Research & Review for Second Consecutive Year

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

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...