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Aug 25, 2014, 16:03 ET

Scholarship from WGU Washington Makes "Back-to-School" a Reality for Working Adults

Back-to-school season is in full swing across the state. However, while young people all over Washington are returning to the classroom, thousands...

Aug 13, 2014, 14:21 ET

WGU Washington Announces New 'Lifesaver' Scholarship

 For the millions of Americans with some college credit but no degree, finally earning a bachelor's or master's degree can be a real game...

Aug 07, 2014, 13:29 ET

White House Recognizes WGU's Innovative Approach To Job-Training

Western Governors University (WGU) has been named to the White House's list of the most effective postsecondary job training programs in the...

Aug 07, 2014, 13:14 ET

President of Molina Healthcare of Washington Joins WGU Washington's Advisory Board

 Peter Adler, President of Molina Healthcare of Washington, was recently appointed to the state advisory board of WGU Washington.  The...

Jul 17, 2014, 18:06 ET

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

 WGU Washington, washington.wgu.edu,  is encouraging business professionals to continue their education through a new scholarship for...

Jun 25, 2014, 11:28 ET

WGU Washington's Teacher-Preparation Program Earns Top Honors

WGU Washington's teacher-preparation program has earned top honors from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).  In its Teacher Prep...

Jun 03, 2014, 12:50 ET

New WGU Washington Scholarship Supports STEM Teacher Training

WGU Washington is pleased to offer the Future STEM Teachers of America scholarship. WGU will award 20 scholarships, each valued at up to...

May 17, 2014, 15:00 ET

WGU Washington Doubles Number of Graduates in One Year

WGU Washington awarded more than 1,000 bachelor's and master's degrees – a record number for the three-year old university – to...

Apr 08, 2014, 12:08 ET

WGU Washington Honors Working Nurses with Scholarship Opportunity

 To commemorate National Nurses Week and recognize nurses for their important work, WGU Washington has established the Nurses Lead the Way...

Oct 07, 2013, 12:22 ET

WGU Washington Welcomes Two New Board Members

Major General Timothy J. Lowenberg and Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney join online university's advisory board  WGU Washington,...

Sep 25, 2013, 12:17 ET

WGU Washington Enrollment Reaches 5,000

Online university fills critical gap in Washington state higher education  For the first time since its launch in 2011, WGU Washington's...

Sep 12, 2013, 18:11 ET

WGU Washington's Innovative Education Model Spreading to Local Colleges

Edmonds Community College to Launch Online, Competency-Based IT Program WGU Washington's innovative education model is catching on at several...

Aug 22, 2013, 12:52 ET

WGU Washington Commits to Another Year with No Tuition Increase

Online university has not raised tuition since its founding in 2011 Great news for cost-conscious college students: WGU Washington will not...

Jul 01, 2013, 10:38 ET

WGU Washington's Teacher Prep Program Honored Among Nation's Best

 Western Governors University's Teachers College has been honored by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) for having one of the...

May 17, 2013, 11:11 ET

WGU Washington's 2nd Annual Commencement Saturday

SEATTLE, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- WGU Washington's second annual commencement ceremony will take place tomorrow, Saturday, May...

May 15, 2013, 20:13 ET
Governor Jay Inslee signed SSB 5195 into law today allowing WGU Washington students with financial need access to the State Need Grant Program. Pictured from left to right are: Jenna McKenzie, WGU Washington Chancellor Jean Floten, Lucinda Taylor, Governor Jay Inslee, Representative Joe Fain (R-47th District), Vicki Christophersen, WGU Washington students Lydia Mills and Tricia Elsner, Representative Larry Seaquist (D-26th District), and WGU Washington students Cassandra Fields and Kellie Rieck.  (PRNewsFoto/WGU Washington)

Gov. Inslee Signs SSB 5195 into law, extending State Need Grant to WGU Washington students

Governor Jay Inslee signed SSB 5195 into law today allowing WGU Washington students with financial need access to the State Need Grant Program....

Oct 09, 2012, 11:30 ET

WGU Washington Launches New Scholarship for IT Professionals

Online university to award scholarships of up to $2,000 to help IT professionals earn a bachelor's degree  Online, nonprofit university...

Aug 20, 2012, 19:31 ET

September Enrollments at WGU Washington More than Double Last Year's

Working adults head back to school in record numbers at Washington online university Bucking the trend in online university enrollments, WGU...

Apr 17, 2012, 16:46 ET

WGU Washington to Celebrate its First Commencement

Enrollment up 175 percent first year at accredited, nonprofit, online university Online, nonprofit WGU Washington,...

Jan 19, 2012, 18:28 ET

WGU Washington Doubles Enrollment in First Six Months

  From less than 1,000 to more than 2,000 students in a half-year, online Washington university fills critical need in Washington higher...