Western Governors University Rankings

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In the World#2514 of 14178
In North America#778 of 2629
In the United States#714 of 2528
In Utah#7 of 21
In Salt Lake City#2 of 8

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
100%
Avg. cost to attend
$7,785 /y
Aid receiving
72%
Undergraduates
98,630
Graduates
37,509
Male:Female Ratio
34:66
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
wgu.edu

Western Governors University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

136,139 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Western Governors University has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White91883 (68%)
Hispanic13460 (10%)
Black or African American13124 (10%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown6926 (5%)
Asian4878 (4%)
Two or more races4095 (3%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander715 (0.5%)
American Indian or Alaska Native288 (0.2%)
Nonresident Alien157 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$7,785/year
Average aid awarded
$5,369
Students receiving aid
72%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$8,104
$30-48K$8,522
$48-75K$10,135
$75-110K$12,609
$110K+$12,970

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$6,380$7,500
Tuition in-state$6,380$7,500
Tuition out-of-state$6,380$7,500
Fee in-district$290$290
Fee in-state$290$290
Fee out-of-state$290$290

Western Governors University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse9,573
Business Administration and Management, General2,6342,001
Nursing Administration3,068
Elementary Education and Teaching1,494235
Computer and Information Systems Security & Information Assurance937497
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other1,220
Curriculum and Instruction1,201
Educational & Instructional Technology1,098
Organizational Leadership1,057
Special Education and Teaching, General645363
Accounting603192
Information Technology511279
Human Resources Management & Personnel Administration, General740
Mathematics Teacher Education158478
Management Information Systems, General573
Health & Health Care Administration & Management433114
Marketing & Marketing Management, General489
Learning Sciences42117
Information Resources Management408
Educational Leadership and Administration, General394
Computer Programming & Programmer, General328
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor298
Health Information & Medical Records Administration & Administrator272
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursin191
Science Teacher Education & General Science Teacher Education18159
Data Modeling & Warehousing and Database Administration38138
Network and System Administration & Administrator136
Biology Teacher Education8050
English & Language Arts Teacher Education82
Physics Teacher Education1151
Social Science Teacher Education56
Computer Programming, Specific Applications50
Earth Science Teacher Education1235
Chemistry Teacher Education1223
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General25
Computer Science16
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2
Grand Total20,21113,705
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate21%24%18%
  • Full-time retention rate - 73%

Publications & Citations

Publications
205
Citations
937

Publication count by topic

Psychology
64
Medicine
30
Computer science
20
Sociology
19
Political science
19
Engineering
13
Business
9
Mathematics
8
Geography
4
Materials science
3
Economics
3
Philosophy
2
Chemistry
2
Art
2
Geology
1
History
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology2796103
Political science373816
Computer science3782316
Economics383635
Psychology3895216
Geology43234
Business455621
Geography472910
Medicine4783117
Mathematics498630
Materials science539111
Engineering55186
Chemistry60576

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
200125
200237
200329
200418
2005127
20061618
2007323
2008922
2009937
2010338
2011347
2012544
2013741
20141148
20151173
20161783
20172980
20182273
201926104
20201699

General info

Alternative namesWGU
Western Governors
WikipediaWestern Governors University
Total FTE staff5,781
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address4001 South 700 East Suite 700
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84107
United States
City population186,000
Phone8012743280
Fax+(801) 274-3305