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Graduate with less student debt—or none at all1.
By going faster, you save even more.

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Personalized, one-on-one faculty support.
Online college education to fit modern life.

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Unmatched Results

97% employer satisfaction with WGU grads2.
A degree that can pay for itself faster3.

“I am always fascinated by innovators—entrepreneurs and companies who build the better mousetrap, reinvent themselves, tear down barriers, and prove the doubting Thomases wrong. Western Governors University is such an innovator. They are disrupters in a space that has been sorely in need of disruption for some time now.” Pat Tiberi
President/CEO
Ohio Business Roundtable
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Accredited. Recognized. Respected.

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WGU Ohio offers programs through the accreditation of our national partner, Western Governors University. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities first accredited WGU in 2003 and reaffirmed it in 2016, noting WGU's “institution-wide focus on helping students succeed.”

Regarded Best Value School by University Research & Review Regarded Best Value School by University Research & Review

University Research & Review has named WGU a Best Value School four years running, saying: “Every adult considering enrolling in an online degree program should take a close look at WGU, one of the most innovative schools we’ve seen.”

CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Degrees CAEP Accredited Teacher Education Degrees

WGU Ohio offers teacher-education programs through Western Governors University. WGU's Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the only recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

Nursing Degrees accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, CCNE Nursing Degrees accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, CCNE

The bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs at Western Governors University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791). WGU's CCNE accreditation extends until June of 2024, as the commission issues accreditations in 10-year increments.

WGU's College of Business programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education. ACBSP accredits business, accounting, and business-related programs at all program levels worldwide.

John Carey, University System of Ohio Chancellor John Carey, University System of Ohio Chancellor

“WGU offers degree programs in fields that will help our state address critical workforce needs. WGU’s affordability and online, competency-based learning model provide another option for busy adults to earn a degree as they balance work and family responsibilities."

—John Carey, Chancellor, Ohio Department of Higher Education, April 2013 – January 2019

WGU is recognized for providing quality education at a surprisingly affordable price.

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Women in Leadership scholarship available.

Women in Leadership Scholarship. Apply by June 30.

America needs more women in leadership. WGU Nevada offers a flexible, affordable, respected way to earn the bachelor’s or master’s degree that will get you closer to your place at the top. 

And now, for a limited time, the $2,000 Women in Leadership Scholarship is one more way WGU is putting a high-quality college education within reach.  

Apply by June 30.

A national university with a special focus on Ohio.

Experience a greater degree of success.

Across the nation, WGU graduates are considered leaders and innovators in their professions—at top companies and organizations such as Amazon, Cedars-Sinani, Google, Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, the Mayo Clinic, and the United Nations. 

Whether you're looking to further a career in business, education, healthcare, or IT, we have the degree program to match your talents and interests. 

See for yourself where a WGU degree can take you.

WGU offers degrees with your career in mind.

All of our degree programs are carefully chosen with employment and success in mind. Our special model for online-learning is designed for the working adult, and our commitment to keep costs down means better ROI for our graduates.

Our degree programs start at the first of every month, all year long.

No need to wait for spring or fall semester. It's back-to-school time at WGU year-round. Get started by talking to an Enrollment Counselor today, and you'll be on your way to realizing your dream of a bachelor's or master's degree—sooner than you might think!

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¹ Since the launch of WGU's Responsible Borrowing Initiative in 2013, average borrowing per WGU student has decreased by more than 40%. Undergraduate students at WGU graduate with less than half the debt of the national average.
In a 2018 Harris Poll survey of 300 employers of WGU graduates, 97% said their WGU grads meet or exceed expectations.
WGU graduates, on average, increase their annual income by $12,600 within two years of graduation. With an average cost of $16,500 for a bachelor's degree, the average return on investment for a WGU degree is two to three years. Source: 2018 Harris Poll Online survey.