Western Governors University: Partner College Profile

Barry Lenson

Western Governors University a Partner College Profile

If you’re having a great experience taking college courses online, perhaps it’s time for you to take your education to the next level by enrolling in one of our acclaimed Partner Colleges. In case you don’t know about StraighterLine’s Partner Colleges, CLICK HERE to find out how you can become a student at one of them directly from StraighterLine, without having to go through a complicated traditional application process.

Today we’d like to profile one of them that merits your consideration. It’s Western Governors University, a leading university that could be your full-time college if you choose to enroll.

Western Governors offers you a unique opportunity, for many reasons:

  • Western Governors University is a pioneering non-profit university with a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. Since its founding in 1995 by the Governors of 19 states, WGU has flourished and now serves more than 23,000 students from all 50 states.
  • The University opens its doors to adult learners who need flexibility to achieve their educational and career goals. WGU’s innovative competency-based academic approach allows motivated individuals to fit their education into their lives, not the other way around.
  • Western Governors University is nationally, regionally, NCATE, and CCNE accredited. WGU is also a USDLA Best Practices in Distance Learning Award recipient.
  • Western Governors University leads the way in providing innovative support to students. For example, the University offers a central online library with 24-hour access to full-text articles for student use. Also, the University operates a third-party textbook purchasing site online that offers competitive prices and the ability to buy eTexts online.

Why Should You Choose to Continue Your Studies at Western Governors University?


There are many reasons. Here are some that are spelled out on the University website...

“Because your professional success is our goal. If you’re seriously considering an online degree program, you want high-quality academic content that’s relevant to your career, tuition that’s affordable, flexibility that fits your lifestyle, and a strong support system to help you stay on track. These are the critical attributes of WGU as a non-profit university founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states to expand educational access for the working adult.”

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