Strengthening Colorado's Workforce

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Colorado


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.



Grant-aid available.

No aid available.

Colorado

Grant-in-Aid Available for WGU Students:

No

Current WGU Students:

2,641

Alumni:

6,011

WGU Grad Employment Rate:

91.7%

Average WGU Bachelor Degree Salary:

$66,576

Government Relations:
Lyn White

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Data from WGU Institutional Research (2020), WGU Student Services (2020), & the College Board (2020).

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Lyn White

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.

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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.

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