Western Governors University

Category: Online / Vocational | State: XX

About Western Governors University

Western Governors University is a nonprofit, online university offering more than 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs in high-demand fields such as business, teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU's competency-based learning model is flexible, and allows students to use what they know and can do to advance in their studies and accelerate time to degree completion. A flexible option for busy adults to earn an accredited and relevant degree, WGU is affordable; with tuition of about $6,500 per year for most programs.

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Why you should attend?

Because WGU's tuition is affordable, veterans are generally eligible for benefits that more than cover the full cost of tuition, fees, and books. WGU's degree programs are approved for VA education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill, and for tuition assistance for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard service members. This approval was granted after a rigorous review by the Department of Defense that affirms the quality of WGU programs. While WGU normally serves full-time students, part-time options are available for students using military tuition assistance to offer flexibility within a complex industry. WGU offers many scholarship opportunities specifically designed for active-duty military and veterans.

Why we are a great choice for military spouses?

Our school has instituted policies to address the concerns and needs of military spouses and their families. We've constructed our admissions, retention, career counseling, and mentoring programs to help alleviate the difficulties faced by military spouses. Our flexible learning options and degree continuation programs are designed to accommodate deployments and relocation.


Top Degrees


A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

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