Western Governors University Named One of Top Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities by Military Advanced Education Magazine

Jan 12, 2010, 12:39 ET from Western Governors University

Online university included in MAE's guide for third consecutive year

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University, a private, non-profit university offering online bachelor's and master's degree programs, has been selected by Military Advanced Education magazine as a top military-friendly university. MAE has published its guide to military friendly colleges and universities annually for the past three years, and WGU has been included each year.

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MAE's objective in publishing the guide is to provide uniform, pertinent information to help prospective students make informed decisions regarding furthering their education. Schools are chosen for the guide based on a variety of factors, including accessibility, affordability, support, and degree programs.

"On behalf of everyone at Military Advanced Education and KMI Media Group, let me congratulate Western Governors University for the inspired effort your institution puts into making it easier for our men and women in uniform to advance their careers by enhancing their educations," said MAE Associate Publisher Glenn Berlin.

"WGU commends MAE for compiling this important information for our servicemen and women," said WGU's Vice President of Marketing & Enrollment Patrick Partridge. "College represents a significant investment in time and money, so it's extremely important for anyone who is considering going back to school to learn all he or she can before enrolling. Busy adults, both those in uniform as well as civilians, need to be sure they find programs that meet their needs as well as fit their learning and lifestyles."

WGU has published some tips and guidelines to help prospective students determine whether going to college online is right for them and to help them find the right school. These articles can be found at www.wgu.edu/tips and  www.wgu.edu/backtoschool. For more information about Western Governors University and special programs for military personnel and their families, go to www.wgu.edu/militaryfriendly, or call toll-free 1-866-225-5948.

About Western Governors University (WGU)

"[WGU is] the best relatively cheap university you've never heard of."– TIME magazine

Recently featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, WGU is the only online university in the U.S. offering competency-based degree programs. WGU programs are academically rigorous and designed for adults who are motivated and committed to earning a bachelor's or master's degree that supports their career objectives and meets the needs of employers.

WGU is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and nationally accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). WGU's Teachers College is the first and only exclusively online provider of teacher education to receive accreditation from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). WGU nursing programs have been accredited by the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The university has earned the support of more than 20 leading corporations and foundations. They include institutions such as AT&T, BearingPoint, Dell, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Hewlett-Packard, HCA, Microsoft, Oracle, Qwest, SunGard Higher Education, Sun Microsystems, and Zions Bank. More information is available at www.wgu.edu.  

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