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Western Governors University is a private institution that was founded in 1996. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,654 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a continuos-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $6,070 (2011-12).
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WGU is the only online, fully-accredited, competency-based university. WGU is a private, non-profit university that was created by 19 US governors and incorporated in 1997. It is supported by more than 20 leading corporations and foundations, including AT&T, Dell, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, HCA, HP, Microsoft, Quest, Simmons Media Group and Zions Bank. The first students enrolled in 1999. WGU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in information technology, business, teacher education, and healthcare, including nursing.
When applying to Western Governors University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Western Governors University is $65. It is less selective.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
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The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 72.2 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||7|
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Western Governors University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 23,654, with a gender distribution of 40.5 percent male students and 59.5 percent female students.
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Campus Info & Services
Western Governors University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and placement service.
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|Health insurance offered||No|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Western Governors University, 75.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $3,866.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$6,070 (2011-12)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data