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May 21, 2018, 11:43 ET Best Online Education: WGU Awarded 10th Straight Best of State Medal

For the 10th consecutive year, Western Governors University (WGU) has been awarded Utah's Best of State medal for best online education. WGU's...


May 15, 2018, 14:02 ET WGU Offers Nursing Scholarships in Honor of Linda Knodel

Western Governors University recently announced $40,000 in nursing scholarships to honor the leadership of Linda Knodel, Senior Vice President of...


May 09, 2018, 13:58 ET WGU's Business Programs Now Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded accreditation...


May 08, 2018, 12:19 ET WGU Offers $200,000 in Scholarships for Current or Aspiring Teachers

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, Western Governors University (WGU) is offering 100 scholarships to current and aspiring teachers, and...


May 07, 2018, 11:50 ET WGU Celebrates National Nurses Week with $200,000 in Scholarships

Western Governors University (WGU) is kicking off National Nurses Week by offering up to $200,000 in scholarships for nurses across the nation who...


May 01, 2018, 12:25 ET WGU Earns 8th 21st Century Distance Learning Award from USDLA

For the eighth time, the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) has honored Western Governors University (WGU) with a 21st Century...


Apr 30, 2018, 12:22 ET Dr. Elke Leeds Named Academic Vice President of WGU's College of Information Technology

Dr. Elke Leeds has joined Western Governors University (WGU), from Kennesaw State University (KSU), as Academic Vice President, College of...


Apr 27, 2018, 11:42 ET Graduates from 38 States to Participate in WGU Regional Commencement in Seattle on Saturday

Driven by a desire to advance his career and spend more time with his family, Clint Cole earned his bachelor's degree entirely online while on the...


Apr 10, 2018, 12:18 ET New Gallup Research: WGU's Faculty Model Delivers Better Experiences that Result in Better Outcomes for Graduates

Gallup has released the results of a new study that compares the satisfaction and overall well-being of Western Governors University (WGU)...


Apr 09, 2018, 15:35 ET WGU Offers $500,000 in Scholarships to Students Who Apply by June 30

To make the decision to earn an accredited, recognized, and affordable degree that much easier, online, nonprofit Western Governors University's...


Apr 04, 2018, 15:30 ET Dr. Deborah Eldridge Named Academic Vice President of WGU's Teachers College

Dr. Deborah Eldridge has joined Western Governors University (WGU) as Academic Vice President, Teachers College. Dr. Eldridge will lead program...


Apr 02, 2018, 16:18 ET WGU's New B.S. in Computer Science Includes Key IT Certifications

Western Governors University's (WGU) College of Information Technology announced today the addition of a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science...


Mar 22, 2018, 12:12 ET Middle School Class Cheers Teacher on as He Receives WGU-Jazz Scholarship at Last Thursday's Game

Jarett Tauiliili, a teacher at South Cache Middle School, and three other Utah students received scholarships last week that will allow them to...


Mar 08, 2018, 16:19 ET WGU's Master of Health Leadership Realigned to Support Implementation of ACO and Other Healthcare Initiatives

Western Governors University's (WGU) Master of Health Leadership (MHL) program has been realigned to meet today's health leadership needs,...


Feb 22, 2018, 11:52 ET Ohio Department of Higher Ed Authorization Paves the Way for New State-Endorsed Online University, WGU Ohio

Today, Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey signed approval documents for Western Governors University (WGU) that authorize...


Feb 15, 2018, 11:38 ET "Fail First, Fail Hard, and Fail Fast" Topic of February 22 WGU Sage Talks

Reshma Saujani, the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology, will speak...


Feb 09, 2018, 11:46 ET WGU to Recognize 14,956 Graduates at Commencement in Orlando

Western Governors University (WGU) will honor 14,956 graduates at its 64th commencement, which will be held tomorrow at the Disney Coronado Springs...


Feb 01, 2018, 11:44 ET Nurses on Boards Coalition Recognizes WGU as a Founding Partner

Western Governors University (WGU), one of the nation's leading nurse educators, has been recognized by the Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) as a...


Jan 26, 2018, 11:24 ET 100,000 Graduates in 21 Years - WGU Marks New Milestone

Just one week after the 21st anniversary of its founding, Western Governors University (WGU) is passing another milestone—100,000 graduates. The...


Dec 28, 2017, 14:05 ET Make 2018 the Year to Earn an Affordable, Respected Degree from WGU Texas

Making and keeping near year resolutions isn't always easy. WGU Texas is offering an added incentive for those making resolutions to earn a college...


Dec 26, 2017, 09:00 ET New Year's Resolution: Earn an Affordable, Respected Degree from WGU

Western Governors University (WGU) is offering an added incentive for those making resolutions to earn a college degree in the new year: $200,000...


Dec 15, 2017, 11:42 ET WGU's Nursing Sigma Chapter Earns Two Regional Excellence Awards

Western Governors University's (WGU) newly chartered chapter of the International Honor Society of Nursing was recently awarded two Regional...


Nov 16, 2017, 16:41 ET Council for Adult and Experiential Learning Honors Western Governors University with 2017 Institutional Service Award

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) has named Western Governors University (WGU) as the recipient of its 2017 Institutional...


Nov 16, 2017, 15:15 ET WGU Earns 2017 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award

Western Governors University (WGU) announced today it has earned the 2017 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award Institutional category (DLIAward),...


Nov 02, 2017, 12:43 ET WGU Announces $500,000 in Scholarships for Veterans, Military Service Members, and their Families

To honor all those who have served our country, nonprofit, online Western Governors University (WGU) is offering $500,000 in scholarships for...