As a non-profit institution founded by 19 bi-partisan Governors, WGU helps address Michigan’s workforce needs with accredited, affordable, flexible degree programs in work-ready fields for Information Technology, Teaching, Health Professions and Business. WGU maintains relationships with Community Colleges in the state for articulation pathways for student success and educational attainment and is an eligible training partner with the Michigan Works! Association.
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Data from WGU Institutional Research (2020), WGU Student Services (2020), & the College Board (2020).
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"I was out of school for over 25 years before I went on to get my RN to BSN. I needed 51 credits. What was to take me 2 years took me 1. The weekly call from my mentor, the help of the instructors, the Facebook page for this group got me thru some tears, challenges and most importantly the ability to reach my goal. I love this school. It was hard work, no doubt about it. They want you to succeed as much as you do. I'm so grateful for this school and all I learned and accomplished."
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Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia
Allen has been with Western Governors University since 2005 in both faculty and administrative roles. He works to increase access to affordable, quality education for students in collaboration with policymakers, institutions, and businesses. Beyond access to education, Allen emphasizes the credibility of workforce-aligned degree programs to change the lives not only of students but also their families and communities. Prior to his time at WGU, Allen was a Latin, Public Speaking, and Computer Science teacher, taught graduate-level Technology Management and Emerging Technologies, and pursued extensive research in and practiced digital forensics, investigation, user rights, and law enforcement methods. Allen received a B.A. in Classical Studies and Philosophy and an M.S in Technology Management from Marshall University, and J.D. and M.J. degrees from Michigan State University College of Law. He also holds certificates from Christ Church College, Oxford, and Humboldt Universität, Berlin. Allen and his wife have four children who remind him on a regular basis that, at the end of the day, being a dad is the highest title to which he can aspire.
All WGU degree programs are approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for education benefits under the GI Bill®. Options are available for veterans and active-duty service members, dependents, etc. (https://www.wgu.edu/student-experience/learning/military-va.html)
Most universities charge tuition by credit hour—if you take more courses, you pay more money—but not WGU. We offer flat-rate tuition. That means that whether students complete 4 courses in a term or 10, tuition won’t change. Our pricing structure boasts:
Return on investment isn’t just something we talk about—it’s real. In addition to the community impact students make as skilled and newly credentialed members of the local
workforce, there’s a real monetary return. WGU grads see a salary increase of $12,300 on average, just two years after graduating—over twice the national average. Within four years, that number grows to $21,800 for WGU grads compared to the national average of $11,500.