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2013-02-12 16:25:30

Leading business-media publication notes online university's affordable, high-quality, competency-based approach to education SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Online, nonprofit university Western Governors University, www.wgu.edu, was honored this week in Fast Company's annual Most Innovative Companies issue, ranking among leading businesses including Apple, Amazon, Google, and Target along with such rising newcomers as Square, Fab, and Tumblr. The Most...

2013-02-08 16:24:17

Former Governor Jeb Bush to address graduates and faculty at online university's 24(th) commencement ceremony February 9 at 9:45 a.m. EST at Atlanta's Philips Arena SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, the nonprofit online university established by 19 U.S. governors, will host its 24th semi-annual commencement on Saturday, February 9, at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. The university, which has more than 39,000 students...

2013-01-15 16:24:23

At competency-based online university, faculty members serve as full-time mentors whose sole responsibility is facilitating student learning and success AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the country recognizes the value of mentorship during National Mentoring Month this January, online WGU Texas http://texas.wgu.edu celebrates the contributions of the mentors who work all year to ensure the success of our students. WGU Texas is a competency-based university,...

2013-01-03 16:24:44

A degree from an accredited online university is still a smart investment SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's New Year's resolution time, and adults across the country are looking for ways to make positive changes to their lives. One resolution that can have a positive and lasting impact is completing a bachelor's or master's degree. Earning a college degree nearly doubles lifetime earning potential, and even during the recession, the unemployment rate for...

2012-12-20 12:20:57

Online university recognized in annual guide for best educational options for active-duty service members, veterans, military spouses, and dependents SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, has been included in the 2013 Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities by Military Advanced Education for the sixth consecutive year. Initiated in 2008, the annual guide recognizes institutions that provide the best...

2012-11-27 16:26:59

Online university to hold its 24(th) commencement ceremony in Atlanta on February 9 SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is slated to speak at Western Governors University's next commencement, which will be held February 9 at Atlanta's Philips Arena. The nonprofit, online university, which holds commencement twice a year, will recognize more than 3,500 graduates from across the U.S. at the event. Governor Bush served as Florida's...

2012-11-12 20:20:12

Scholarship program offers up to $2,000 for service members and their spouses earning a bachelor's or master's degree SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Online and accredited Western Governors University (www.wgu.edu) has launched the WGU Reservists and National Guard Scholarship program. Created to help Reserves and National Guard service members and their spouses earn a bachelor's or master's degree, each scholarship is valued at up to $2,000 and supports new...

2012-11-08 12:31:49

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Elliette Teague, the journey from a poor farming community in the Philippines to the stage at WGU Texas' first commencement ceremony has been a long one, but with a very happy ending. As an immigrant working and trying to make her way in a new country, Teague knew she would have to further her education to have the life she wanted. With money tight, she started, and stopped, at another university, fearful of the mounting student debt...

2012-10-18 15:25:02

Enrollment at nonprofit, online university up by nearly 35% over same time last year SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While enrollment at many universities serving nontraditional students has dropped by as much as 18% in the past year, Western Governors University (WGU), www.wgu.edu, surpassed another enrollment milestone in September--more than 36,000 students. The nonprofit university, which offers online, competency-based bachelor's and master's degree programs...

2012-10-11 19:22:44

HOUSTON, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, officials from online, nonprofit university WGU Texas (http://texas.wgu.edu) met with IT leaders from across Houston, in collaboration with the Greater Houston Partnership, as part of the university's ongoing effort to ensure its graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Information Technology meet the current and trending needs of the IT industry in Texas. The university's accredited degree programs are regularly reviewed by...