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 30,970 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1997 and is one of the 15 colleges located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
40
At Western Governors University you can get your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Western Governors University follows a continuous curriculum calendar system and provides 40 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Business, Nursing, and Computer Science. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile 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 positive sign. However, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
81%
The rate of student retention at Western Governors University is high at 81% (above 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%. Around 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Governors University is a bit disappointing: 30:1. Learn more information about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$5,900
Average tuition pricing is low - $5,800 per academic year. The additional fees at Western Governors University (not included in tuition costs) are nearly $100; this comes to $5,900 annually.

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%
This school might accept advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

As reported in recent data, 3,704 applications were submitted and 1,683 were accepted (45%); so it is relatively easy to become a student at this school.

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 admission at Western Governors University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (801) 274-3280 or check Western Governors University Website.

Opportunities and Services



ROTC
Available
No
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.

At the present moment, there is no on-campus housing at Western Governors University.

Western Governors University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Governors University, 4001 East 700 South, Suite 701, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107, USA
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