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12 Apr, 2017, 09:00 ET WGU Texas Launches Bachelor's in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance

To help meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in today's workforce, WGU Texas is now offering a Bachelor of Science in...


03 Apr, 2017, 17:09 ET Gallup Study Reveals WGU Texas Graduates Have Greater Job Satisfaction and Well-Being

For the third year in a row, Gallup has released the results of a study that compares the satisfaction and overall well-being of Western...


06 Mar, 2017, 11:00 ET WGU Texas Chancellor Discusses the Nexus of Cybersecurity, Texas Workforce, and Higher Education at SXSW

Today's fast-paced, rapidly expanding cybersecurity industry requires a highly skilled, educated workforce. How Texas and the U.S. responds to the...


01 Mar, 2017, 13:46 ET WGU Texas Scholarship Celebrates Educators in Education Service Center, Region 20

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 1-5, 2017, and WGU Texas is celebrating the educators in the Education Service Center, Region 20 (ESC-20)...


18 Jan, 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...


09 Jan, 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...


14 Dec, 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...


27 Sep, 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...


16 Sep, 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...


17 Dec, 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...


08 Oct, 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,...


18 Mar, 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...


13 Jan, 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...


11 Dec, 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...


10 Dec, 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...


08 Dec, 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...


05 Nov, 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...


28 Oct, 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...


25 Sep, 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...


24 Sep, 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...


11 Sep, 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...


25 Aug, 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...


20 Aug, 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...


12 Aug, 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...


29 Jul, 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...