About Western Governors University
Western Governors University
Welcome to Western Governors University (WGU), where we are committed to Changing Lives for the Better by Creating Pathways to Opportunity. As the most student-centric university in the world, we go beyond the traditional norms of education to identify, develop, and implement programs, systems, and technologies that open doors to opportunity for all. Our history is a testament to our unwavering drive to provide deserving students with access to education, shaping who we are as a university today and defining our purpose for the future.
Our mission at WGU is at the core of everything we do: Expanding access to education. It serves as the driving force behind all our initiatives, programs, and partnerships, as we strive to break down barriers and ensure higher education is within reach for all. Understanding our mission sheds light on the rationale behind our innovative approaches, enabling us to stay true to our commitment to delivering quality education that empowers individuals to achieve their goals. Central to our success is our unique approach to learning - competency-based education. This proven method allows students to accelerate their degrees and seamlessly transition into the workforce with the skills and knowledge they need to excel. At WGU, we measure our impact by the success of our students. Our competency-based education practices are constantly evolving and expanding to ensure even more students can benefit from this transformative learning experience.
At Western Governors University, we remain steadfast in our dedication to creating a brighter future through education. Join us on this remarkable journey, where together, we forge new paths to opportunity and change lives for the better.