Western Governors University (WGU)

4001 South 700 East Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT

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Western Governors University is a nonprofit private institution that has a fair number of degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in Salt Lake City, UT, in a predominantly suburban area. WGU enrolls over twenty two thousand annually, making it one of the biggest colleges in the state.

Students may pick from a few areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Computer And Information Sciences

The school has an open enrollment policy, admitting all students that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and personal statements may be needed for certain programs. More information on admissions can be found at wgu.edu.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $6,500 for the year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's tuition calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Students enrolled at Western Governors University may qualify for aid which is usually grants and loans.

For a complete list of areas of study, enrollment information, student services, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.wgu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Western Governors University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Western Governors University is around 71,000 students, with undergraduate students making up about 78% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are between $5,800-$6,900 for both state residents and nonresidents

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships62%$4,603
Receiving Student Loans82%$4,554

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Western Governors University may provide student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Career path counseling

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of WGU is close to 24%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2009)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences


Health and Clinical Professions

Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Western Governors University for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

School Map