Western Governors University: Review & Facts

Western Governors University
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Western Governors University is a large four-year, private not-for-profit school with 46,735 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1997 and is one of the 17 schools located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Western Governors University is listed in Best 50 Gay Friendly Colleges in the United States.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
35
Western Governors University will give you the option to earn a bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Western Governors University deploys a continuous curriculum calendar system and has 35 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Nursing, Management, Business, and Computer Science. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges and schools.
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
75%
The student retention rate at Western Governors University is fair at 75% (close to Utah average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Western Governors University is very low - 22%. Nearly 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Governors University is really disappointing, 41:1. Find out more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$6,100
Average tuition prices are low - around $5,800 a year. The additional fees at Western Governors University not covered by tuition are approximately $300; which comes to $6,100 per academic year.

Read the details about Western Governors University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
45%
As reported in recent government data, 3,704 applications were submitted and 1,683 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to enroll at this school.

This college might accept advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Western Governors University is $65.00. The graduate application fee is $65.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Western Governors University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (801) 274-3280 or check Western Governors University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Western Governors University provides a distance education program.

This school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
At this moment there is no on-campus housing at Western Governors University.

Based on the college crime numbers, Western Governors University appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Governors University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Governors University, 4001 East 700 South, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107, USA
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