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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...

May 07, 2014, 15:38 ET

WGU Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week by Offering New Scholarships for Teachers

Western Governors University's Teachers College, the only online university to make the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) Honor Roll, is...

May 06, 2014, 11:22 ET

Western Governors University Takes USDLA Best Practice Award for Fifth Time

For the fourth consecutive year and fifth time since 2008, Western Governors University (WGU,) www.wgu.edu, has been honored with the 21st Century...

Apr 25, 2014, 11:48 ET

Recent Study Highlights Need for More Highly Educated Nurses

In the wake of new research published earlier this year in The Lancet, Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, is preparing for National...

Apr 15, 2014, 17:13 ET

Western Governors University and Utah Jazz Award Three Students Tuition for One Year

Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, and the Utah Jazz have teamed up to grant scholarships worth a year's tuition to three students at...

Apr 08, 2014, 11:56 ET

WGU Announces New 'Nurses Lead the Way' Scholarship

In celebration of National Nurses Week next month, Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, is encouraging licensed RNs to earn their...

Apr 02, 2014, 11:50 ET

WGU Named 'Best Value School' by University Research & Review

 Online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, is one of 13 universities honored as an inaugural Best Value School Awardee...

Mar 25, 2014, 16:20 ET

WGU Launches Online Bachelor's Degree Program in Software Development

 Online, nonprofit Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, has introduced a new bachelor's degree program designed for students...

Mar 17, 2014, 11:38 ET

Greater Texas Foundation Awards $500,000 to WGU Texas

WGU Texas, (texas.wgu.edu), a nonprofit, online university, has been awarded a $500,000 grant (over the next three years) from Greater Texas...