WGU was established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education. This online nonprofit university now serves more than 130,000 students nationwide and has more than 297,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 25 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured in The New York Times and on NPR, NBC Nightly News, and CNN. Learn more at wgu.edu and wgu.edu/impact.
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