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Nov 23, 2019 1:41 am UTC


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• Organization
Western Governors University
• Address
4001 South 700 East Suite 700
• City
Salt Lake City
• Zip Code
• State
• Country
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• Domain Owner
Western Governors University See more
• Category
Education  >  Careers  >  Nursing  >  Distance Learning  >  Adult Education  >  7-12 Education  >  College / Graduate School
• Online since
April 17, 1997 Explore Wayback Machine
• Age
26 years, 10 months, 19 days
• Alexa Rank
#6.997, is in the world's top 10.000 websites!


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Online University- Western Governors University - WGU
Length: 53 (recommended: 10 to 70)
Meta Description
Western Governors University is an online university where you can earn an affordable, accredited, career-focused college degree at an accelerated pace. At WGU, we're student obsessed, so you'll get one on one faculty support. Start today and change your life.
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Online University- Western Governors University - WGU

Western Governors University is an online university where you can earn an affordable, accredited, career-focused college degree at an accelerated pace. At WGU, we'r...

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Online University- Western Governors University - WGU

Western Governors University is an online university where you can earn an affordable, accredited, career-focused college degree a...

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Western Governors University Confidence: 88% Arrow up

Western Governors University (WGU) is a private, nonprofit, online American university based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The university was founded by 19 U.S. governors in 1997 after the idea was formulated at a 1995 meeting of the Western Governors Association.

The university uses a competency-based learning model, with students working online.

Scott D. Pulsipher is the current university president, having joined WGU on April 11, 2016; WGU's first president, Robert Mendenhall, is president emeritus and remains a member of WGU's Board of Trustees.

WGU's accreditation is through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Distance education Confidence: 70% Arrow up

Distance education or distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school.

Traditionally this usually involved correspondence courses wherein the student corresponded with the school via post.

Today it involves online education.

Courses that are conducted (51 percent or more) are either hybrid, blended or 100% whole instruction.

Massive open online courses (MOOCs), offering large-scale interactive participation and open access through the World Wide Web or other network technologies, are recent developments in distance education.

A number of other terms (distributed learning, e-learning, online learning, etc) are used roughly synonymously with distance education.

Academic degree Confidence: 69% Arrow up

An academic degree is a qualification awarded on successful completion of a course of study in higher education, normally at a college or university.

These institutions commonly offer degrees at various levels, typically including bachelor's, master’s and doctorates, often alongside other academic certificates, and professional degrees.

The most common undergraduate degree is the bachelor's degree, although in some countries lower qualifications are titled degrees (e.g. associate degrees in the US or foundation degrees in the UK) while in others a higher-level first degree is more usual.

Start Today Confidence: 68% Arrow up

Start Today is an album by Gorilla Biscuits.

It is considered an influential recording in hardcore punk and melodic hardcore.

It is the biggest selling record released by Revelation Records with copies in excess of 100,000 sold on CD alone.

Educational accreditation Confidence: 63% Arrow

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This website is ranked #6.997 by Alexa.

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Daily visitors by country

  • daily visitors distribution - Total: 2 countries
  • Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America (95.9%)
  • Flaf icon for other countryOthers (4.1%)

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Flag for United States of AmericaUnited States of America #1.242
Flag for IndiaIndia #97.662


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Text / Code Ratio 9.26%

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Top level heading
An online university created to change your life.
2nd level heading
Surprisingly affordable
Student obsessed
Unmatched results
3rd level heading
We care about your success.
Protect the real and virtual worlds. earn your cybersecurity degree.
Accredited. recognized. respected.
Believe in yourself.
A generous credit transfer policy.
4th level heading
What's it like for students at wgu?
Flexible and affordable. plus $12 million in scholarships for 2019!
“ı would say as a non-traditional student, you’ve got to find your small victories, and you’ve got to just really believe in your purpose. you work for your purpose, your purpose always works for you.”
Country music singer/songwriter angie keilhauer earned her bachelor's degree in marketing management at wgu and learned to manage her own brand.
5th level heading
ınformatıon & resources
Degrees & programs
State-based universities
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  • Total Engagement 10.791
  • Likes 4.233
  • Shares 5.180
  • Comments 1.378


Registration Date 04/17/1997 26 years, 10 months, 19 days ago
Last Modified 06/27/2019 4 years, 8 months, 8 days ago
Expiration Date 07/31/2022 Expired


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