Western Governors University

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Western Governors University
Online College Degrees at Western Governors University - WGU
Motto in English
A New Kind of U.
TypePrivate, Nonprofit
Established1997 (1997)
Budget$800 million (2019)[1]
ChairmanJim Geringer
PresidentScott D. Pulsipher[2]
ProvostMarni Baker Stein, Ph.D.[2]
FoundersMike Leavitt
Roy Romer[3]
Academic staff
3,939 Faculty[4]
Administrative staff
5,970 Employees[4]
Location, ,
United States

40°45′0″N 111°53′0″W / 40.75000°N 111.88333°W / 40.75000; -111.88333Coordinates: 40°45′0″N 111°53′0″W / 40.75000°N 111.88333°W / 40.75000; -111.88333
ColorsNavy and Gold
MascotSage the Night Owl

Western Governors University (WGU) is a private, nonprofit online university based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The university uses an online competency-based learning model as opposed to the traditional, cohort-based class model present at most universities. 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 to expand education offerings to the internet.[6] WGU degree programs are accredited by regional and national accreditation bodies such as the NWCCU, ACBSP, CAEP, CAHIIM, CCNE, and the NCATE.[7][8]

  1. ^ Bondbuyer.com. "How online learning is reshaping higher education". Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "WGU's Academic Leadership". WGU official website. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Articles of Incorporation of the Western Governors University". WGU official website. January 15, 1997. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "WGU 2018 Annual Report" (PDF). WGU official website. 2018. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  5. ^ OnlineEduction. "The Shift in Student Demand: A Preference for Online Courses". Retrieved April 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "Our Story". WGU official website. January 13, 2009. Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  7. ^ "Accreditation & Recognition". WGU official website. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "WGU's Business Programs Now Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs". Keyc.com. Archived from the original on 2018-05-11. Retrieved 16 May 2018.

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