Western Governors University in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT

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Overview

Western Governors University offers 170-degree programs and 170 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 41:1. 38.6% are women, and 61.4% are men. The average annual total cost of attendance at Western Governors University is 10431$, that is at the level of national average. 18% of full-time Western Governors University students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $38,900, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Western Governors University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$10,431
BELOW AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Western Governors University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$7,525
$30,001 - $48,000$10,484
$48,001 - $75,000$11,519
$75,001 - $110,000$13,195
$110,001+$13,270

Finance

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Types of financial aids

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17632 of Western Governors University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 40 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Western Governors University number 5 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Utah.

Students at Western Governors University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$38,900

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

All programs offered completely via distance education

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Western Governors University.

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate

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18%
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Western Governors University graduation rate is below the national average.

18% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Western Governors University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Western Governors University is 41:1, that means that for every 41 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

41:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

114

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Western Governors University the biggest percent of students are enrolled exclusively in distance education courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Western Governors University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Utah.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Western Governors University offers 170 programs in total: 79 are for Bachelor's degree, 73 - for Master's degree, and 18 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 34 universities in Salt Lake county. Western Governors University is one of the few institutions in Salt Lake that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 170 distance education programs that are offered in the Western Governors University: 79 are for Bachelor's degree, 73 - for Master's degree and 18 are Postbaccalaureate certificate.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Utah state average data to help you compare.

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Western Governors University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 39720 students with 1191597 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 9846 with 236315 credit hours.

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Location & Website

Address: 4001 South 700 East Suite 700

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Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Other academic year

General Phone Number: +8012743280

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wgu.edu

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