Third-Party Courses WGU does not create its own learning content and instead looks to third-party resources that utilize technology to deliver quality instruction. The learning resources are chosen by faculty based upon content, ease of use, alignment of competencies, and quality of delivery. However, recent partnerships have proven to be effective and promising.
WGU exists to build better futures.
This is a university made for a new kind of student. At WGU, our focus is on the success of our students and our graduates. What kind of university will give the busy adult student of the 21st century—unique, dedicated, and driven—the best chance for success? One of the best online colleges that values those qualities and puts them to work.
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We help our students achieve their dreams for a degree and career success by providing a personal, flexible, and affordable education based on real-world competencies. Satisfied students, successful grads: As a nonprofit, we're driven by a mission, not by shareholders.
And our mission just happens to be creating success stories like these: View more student graduate success stories Grad success An accredited university that fosters successful grads.
When it comes to choosing a university, accreditation is crucial. Our regional accreditation the gold standard in higher education assures you of the quality and transferability of our degree programs.
Additional program-specific accreditations add to our respect in the industries where our alumni work. We were designed to break the mold of traditional higher education with something new, something innovative:This is a university made for a new kind of student. At WGU, our focus is on the success of our students and our graduates.
What kind of university will give the busy adult student of the 21st century—unique, dedicated, and driven—the best chance for success? WGU Overview.
upper-level information technology management position in business, industry, and non-profit organizations. MBAITM Understanding the Competency-Based Approach Practically speaking, what does it mean when we say that WGU programs are competencybased?
Unlike traditional universities, WGU does not award degrees based on credit hours or on a certain set of required courses. At Western Governors University – a private, nonprofit, online university – your competency is the ultimate focus of every degree program. By emphasizing mastery of essential skills and knowledge as opposed to accumulating credit hours or seat time, WGU’s innovative approach to online learning rewards focused, hard-working adult learners.
The initial concept for Western Governors University (WGU) was developed at a Western Governors Association meeting in At that time, the governors knew that higher education was at a tipping point and that a nonprofit, flexible, and scalable solution was required to meet the needs of the states.
A courseware solution provider for online, university-level courses. Western Governors University is an online college where you can earn an affordable, accredited, career-focused college degree at an accelerated pace.
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