WGU serves more than 2,600 full-time students in Colorado. There are over 677,000 residents with some college but no degree and more than 60% of WGU students are classified as underserved in one or more categories, including rural residents, low-income, first-generation, and students of color.
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Data from WGU Institutional Research (2020), WGU Student Services (2020), & the College Board (2020).
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"Colorado’s broad and diverse economy requires a highly trained workforce. WGU was created to compliment the other, outstanding institutions in our state and help more Coloradans get the training employers are looking for. Through WGU, I have been able to expand my skillset and make a more significant impact in the workplace."
"As a nurse, I’m proud to answer the call and do my part to keep my community healthy and safe. I chose to earn a master’s degree from WGU because the coursework is relevant and up to date. And the university’s flexible model allows me to study and learn while continuing to make an impact at the hospital where I work."
"I work in cybersecurity – a field that changes almost daily. Continuing to learn and staying ahead of threats is vital. My experience at WGU gives me greater knowledge and skills, so I can provide top-level protection to the businesses and families I serve."
"I live in a rural area in east Colorado. WGU made it possible to earn a degree and become a teacher – without having to uproot my family and move closer to a brick-and-mortar school. And WGU allowed me to study and learn while also working and volunteering in my community. I wouldn’t have been able to do that at a traditional university."
Director of Government Relations—Northwest Region
Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Lyn works on behalf of WGU students, faculty and employees to advance WGU’s mission and goals with elected officials at all levels of state government and agency personnel, as well as business and community thought leaders. Prior to joining WGU, Lyn was Director of External Affairs for CMOC Mining Corporation, Clark Hill Law Firm and Freeport McMoRan Mining Co. For nearly two decades she served as the company’s Government Relations Director. In her public affairs roles, Lyn facilitated numerous public policy accomplishments. She has extensive expertise in government affairs and management at the local, state and federal levels of government. In addition, she has a wide range of experience in civic, community and political activities including serving on numerous associations, boards and commissions. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with B.A. in Political Science. Lyn enjoys spending time with friends and family. She lives in Arizona with her husband Tim, son Dylan, and daughters Danyelle and Robyn.
WGU currently has affiliate partnerships in 11 states and counting, affiliate partner states include Idaho, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington
State affiliate WGU partnerships assist students with workforce pathways through its robust network of workforce partners within the state. In addition, WGU students become eligible for state need based aid. In Colorado, WGU is a partner in the Bridge to Bachelors program that provides students with an easier path to transfer local community college credits, allowing them to complete their WGU degree more quickly.
The average annual salary increase for a WGU graduate is $21,800 within four years of graduation. That’s almost double the national average. With an average tuition of $7,000 a year, students are typically able to recoup their investment in their education within two years.