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Western Governors University

As a competency-based, student-focused, online, nonprofit university, we do things a bit differently at WGU. From the bottom up, we’re designed with students in mind—particularly, the busy, working, adult student who wants to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree but for whom a traditional university education simply won’t do.

A Unique History in Higher Education

WGU has been different since the very beginning. We were designed in 1995 by 19 U.S. governors whose driving goal was to break the mold of traditional higher education and come out on the other side with something new, something innovative: something that harnesses technology to teach in new ways, focuses on measuring learning rather than time, and provides more Americans the opportunity to build their careers and better their lives by finally finishing that bachelor’s or master’s degree they need to achieve their goals.

At the Heart of it All, Our Mission

The principal mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn independent of time or place and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.

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Current Offers from Western Governors University

Military Appreciation Scholarships at WGU

WGU Military Appreciation Scholarships are valued at up to $2,000 per student. WGU has five scholarships reserved exclusively for NMFA.


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