Strengthening Florida's Workforce

Founded by governors, we are the largest nonprofit university in the U.S. We lead education and workforce innovation across the country. We want to help your state achieve its workforce goals.


With over 6,000 students in Florida, WGU offers online, competency-based degree programs that provide a unique opportunity for adult learners to gain new skills that will help advance or change their career trajectories. Therefore, WGU is asking the Florida Legislature to expand access to the Florida Postsecondary Student Assistance Grant Program to include adult learners in need of non-traditional education options who wouldn’t be able to attend college otherwise.

Grant-aid available.

No aid available.


Grant-in-Aid Available for WGU Students:


Current WGU Students:




WGU Grad Employment Rate:


Average WGU Bachelor Degree Salary:


Government Relations:
Mindy Barham & Chris Bonnell

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

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Chris Bonnell

Vice President of External Relations
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina

Chris Bonnell serves as the Vice President of External Relations for Western Governors University. Chris has decades of experience in higher education external relations with a focus on state and local legislative affairs. Chris is an established public policy leader in the fields of competency-based education and psychology, with a focus on issues of mental health and providing solutions/services. He is also passionate about philanthropic leadership and work that ensures the needs of the community are met in a thoughtful, solution-based manner. Chris holds a law degree from Hamline University School of Law and is a graduate of Concordia College. In his personal life, Chris is passionate about hockey and a board member of the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation, an annual award given to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s ice hockey player.


WGU’s 19,000+ Florida students and graduates can be found in each of Florida’s 67 counties.

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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