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Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah


Western Governors University

Private 4 Year

Estimated Cost

In state
Out of State


Financial Aid



20,000 and above

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About Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) is a private, nonprofit, online American university based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The university was founded by 19 U.S. governors in 1997 after the idea was formulated at a 1995 meeting of the Western Governors Association. The university uses a competency-based learning model, with students working online. Scott D. Pulsipher is the current university president, having joined WGU on April 11, 2016; WGU's first president, Robert Mendenhall, is president emeritus and remains a member of WGU's Board of Trustees. WGU's accreditation is through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

4001 South 700 East Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT, 84107, Salt Lake County

Western Governors University Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#2297 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Utah

#10 of 72

2022 Best Private Colleges in Utah

#3 of 56

Most Popular Majors

Out of 4 majors categories at Western Governors University, the 4 most popular are listed below.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Western Governors University within four or six years.

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 6 years

Notable Alumni