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Jan 18, 2017, 11:27 ET WGU Texas Offers Scholarship and Tips to Keep New Year's Resolutions

WGU Texas is offering added incentives to help make those resolutions to earn a bachelor's or master's degree a reality. Students who apply...


Jan 09, 2017, 12:23 ET Winchester Named to WGU Texas Advisory Board

WGU Texas has named Martin Winchester as the newest member of the nonprofit online university's advisory board. Winchester is Deputy Commissioner...


Dec 14, 2016, 11:09 ET WGU Texas Launches Master's in Nursing Informatics

WGU Texas is now accepting applications for a new online master's degree program aimed at preparing nurses to better analyze and interpret data in...


Sep 27, 2016, 10:00 ET 78 Percent of Texans Characterize Student Loan Debt as "Major Problem," Statewide Poll Finds

Texans remain deeply concerned about student loan debt and college costs according to a new statewide survey released today. The WGU Texas Higher...


Sep 16, 2016, 15:32 ET WGU Texas Celebrates Annual Commencement As 1,305 Texans Earn Their Undergraduate, Graduate Degrees

 In five years, WGU Texas has changed the face of higher education in Texas, introducing competency-based education that fits the needs of...


Dec 17, 2015, 18:01 ET New Year, New You: WGU Texas Offers Scholarships and Tips to Help Students Start the New Year Off Right

 The start of a new year is the time for resolutions—whether it's losing weight, getting a new job, or going back to college to complete...


Oct 08, 2015, 17:18 ET Record Number of WGU Texas Graduates Step up to Meet Texas Talent Dilemma at Saturday Commencement

 An estimated 3.7 million Texans have some college but no degree and the state's workforce is feeling the pinch of that talent dilemma,...


Mar 18, 2015, 13:21 ET WGU Texas to Award Scholarships for Current and Aspiring Teachers

 Texas teachers wanting to advance their education and aspiring teachers seeking a career in education have the chance to earn a scholarship to...


Jan 13, 2015, 12:23 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 11, 2014, 16:33 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) —parent university of WGU Texas (http://texas.wgu.edu/)—has...


Dec 10, 2014, 16:06 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...


Dec 08, 2014, 12:07 ET WGU Texas Offers New Online Master's Degree for Aspiring English Teachers

Western Governors University—parent university of WGU Texas (texas.wgu.edu), the state-endorsed, online, nonprofit university— has...


Nov 05, 2014, 11:46 ET WGU Texas to Honor Nearly 900 Graduates at Commencement Saturday

For Chad Welch (Georgetown), the journey to earn his Bachelor of Science in Information Technology began at 44 years old, after years spent...


Oct 28, 2014, 15:52 ET WGU Texas Announces $50,000 in Scholarships and Initiatives To Strengthen El Paso's Workforce

Mirroring national trends, Texas employers face persistent hurdles in finding qualified candidates to fill key positions in the areas of...


Sep 25, 2014, 11:55 ET WGU Texas Named a Top Military Friendly School for the 5th Year

 For the fifth consecutive year, Western Governors University (WGU) —parent university of WGU Texas— has been recognized as a...


Sep 24, 2014, 15:52 ET WGU Texas Announces TAMACC Partnership and $25,000 in Scholarships

To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month and fill the growing need for a robust, well-educated Hispanic workforce in Texas, WGU Texas has...


Sep 11, 2014, 11:53 ET WGU Texas and Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Sign Partnership and Offer Scholarships for Hispanic Heritage Month

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, WGU Texas has partnered with the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GAHCC), to...


Aug 25, 2014, 15:59 ET WGU Texas Scholarship to Make "Back-to-School" a Reality for 100-Plus Working Adults

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


Aug 20, 2014, 11:58 ET Students Receive "Go Further in Human Resources" Scholarship from WGU Texas

Today, WGU Texas announced the first five recipients of its "Go Further in Human Resources" Scholarships, created in partnership with Texas...


Aug 12, 2014, 17:07 ET WGU Texas 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, 16:20 ET White House Recognizes WGU as an Example of What Works in Postsecondary Education

 Western Governors University (WGU) —parent university of WGU Texas and the only U.S. university offering competency-based degree...


Jun 03, 2014, 12:50 ET WGU Texas Student Enrollment Exceeds 5,000

Officials from nonprofit, online university WGU Texas, http://texas.wgu.edu, announced today that the university has surpassed the 5,000 mark in...


May 29, 2014, 12:52 ET WGU Texas Announces New Online Master's Degree Program in Accounting

Officials from online, nonprofit WGU Texas, http://texas.wgu.edu, announced today the launch of a new business master's degree program, the Master...


May 06, 2014, 12:42 ET KIPP Houston and WGU Texas Sign Agreement

KIPP Houston Public Schools and WGU Texas, http://texas.wgu.edu, announced today the signing of an articulation agreement that provides its...


May 05, 2014, 14:11 ET WGU Texas Announces Over $55,000 in College Scholarships

Today, officials from online, nonprofit university WGU Texas announced that in addition to its well-known Finish to Go Further program,...