Western Governors University Reviews

97% of users found this page helpful Was this page helpful?
Western Governors University
198 Reviews
76%
Recommend This School
84%
Degree Improved Career
Degree Usefulness
Instruction Quality
Financial Services
Alumni Employment
Avg. time to find work: Employed prior to enrollment
% career related to degree: 94%
Average reviewer salary: $56,875

Western Governors University's Top-Rated Degree Programs

Program Average Rating Percent Employed Average Time to Hire Average Salary % Degree Helped Career
Nursing Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $69,167 % Degree Helped Career 75%
Business Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $47,500 % Degree Helped Career 89%
MBA Average Rating
Percent Employed 100% Average Time to Hire --- Average Salary $67,500 % Degree Helped Career 86%

Others Who Viewed This College Also Viewed

  • Online Degrees:
    6
    Recommend Rate:
    90%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    111
    Recommend Rate:
    64%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    163
    Recommend Rate:
    56%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    193
    Recommend Rate:
    63%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    7
    Recommend Rate:
    80%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    148
    Recommend Rate:
    44%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    86
    Recommend Rate:
    83%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    392
    Recommend Rate:
    52%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    79
    Recommend Rate:
    74%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    85
    Recommend Rate:
    62%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    28
    Recommend Rate:
    62%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    154
    Recommend Rate:
    56%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$

Student Reviews

WGU DOES NOT TEACH ANYTHING
-
Degree: Info. Technology
Graduation Year: 2010
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dot

I am absurdly frustrated in my carrer because I feel I did not learn anything at WGU. Is it cheap? Yes. Quick? Yes. Does it provide good education? NO! This school should not be allowed to continue open. It's a disgrace to colleges. I didn't take one class with one real teacher my whole degree. It's pathetic and I hate myself for doing this.

I graduated 4 years ago and am still making only 36K because I am unable to advance in my career & unfortunately I blame the cheap education I receive. All they want is your money.

0 Comments
IT Management
-
Degree: Management
Graduation Year: 2014
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot

As a currently enrolled student, since May 2012, I can attest to the legitimacy and validity of the coursework and ancillary help via course and student mentors.

I am currently enrolled in the IT Management program, which is part of the Business College and have enjoyed every aspect of this program and school since starting.

Yes, you have to be a self-starter, but for people in my position of having some college and wanting to finish up at an accelerated pace, this is the perfect format.

Not only are the costs extremely affordable (and I checked out a half-dozen or so alternative programs before deciding on WGU), but being able to learn at your own pace and apply already-learned experience to a class is well worth it.

For me this was a no-brainer, as I would only be able to take at most 3 classes in a traditional brick-and-mortar setting during a 3 to 4 month period. I have now completed 14 classes our of 23 (I transferred in 10 classes from previous college attendance) in less than a year. I should be able to finish within the next 9 months.

I would encourage anyone to give WGU a serious look. If you want a cost-effective education that allows you to capitalize on previous college and life/work experiences, then WGU may be just for you.

0 Comments
Great School
-
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2015
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot

I did my undergrad at WGU and it has greatly helped my career. In addition to salary and title improvements within my IT community, my confidence and the respect from others in my office is obvious. My MBA education has already opened opportunities for future advancement that requires an MBA.

0 Comments
I love this school!
-
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot

I'm currently finishing up my first term at WGU and I love it. I'm an extreme introvert so this is the school for me. I honestly hate to be bothered by professors or teachers and I have always learned by myself.

My mentor is so helpful and she's so sweet. My admissions process was a bit rocky but it hit it off great. I have all the help that I could imagine.

This school is NOT a scam. I swear that I'm an attendee at this moment. I am going for my bachelors in Accounting. I went to two other "in person" schools and they weren't for me. I'm not a mom, or an older adult, I'm 21 and just couldn't find my niche in a regular university. My father helped me find this school and I'm so glad that he did.

I love working at my advanced pace and I have learned so much. You HAVE to put in the effort to retain knowledge. You won't be spoon-fed at this school and that's what I absolutely love.

Like I said before, I love my mentor but the calls do get a bit annoying. I wish we only had to talk once a month because I'm just a really smart and really competent learner. I hope to earn my degree soon. I cannot wait to get into the workforce. It does help that my dad is a CFO if I have any questions about any class material.

0 Comments
Not for everyone.
-
Degree: Elementary Education
Graduation Year: 2014
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dotReviews_grey_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot

I have been with WGU for almost a year now, this school fits well into my life. I do miss the social interaction of a brick and mortor school but with young kids and a job WGU is a better fit for my life. You do have to keep your motivated with help from a mentor and course mentors.

Any time I have reached out for help my mentors have provided whatever help I have needed. My mentor is a friend that sometimes pushes me but I believe she always has my best interest at heart. If you need the social interaction, or regular graded assignments to keep you on track this is not the school for you.

You must be self motivated since your passing of most courses depends on one test at the end of a class, and the courses with assignments can be a bit frustrating with a third party grading system. While WGU does have some faults overall I feel like I am getting the same level of education I was getting at a regular University at a fraction of the cost.

0 Comments
Best Online University
-
Degree: MBA in Technology Management
Graduation Year: 2013
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot

The program structure and course content is very good and it covers all aspects of the degree program. The mentors help and encouragement is very helpful! With little discipline and time management, everyone can earn the degree.

0 Comments
Actually use what I learned
-
Degree: Healthcare
Graduation Year: 2012
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot

I re-entered school after being out for 20+ years. I received my MBA in Healthcare from WGU. I was skeptical of an online course and the type of instruction/curriculum. But the curriculum used was not only similar to other universities but it also was relevant to real work situations. It was difficult, having to pass ALL PARTS of EVERY PAPER with 80% is harder than having a throw away paper/project or exam.

Nope you have to know every sub category of every subject. BUT I learned a lot and am actually using what I learned rather than learning for a test. I have referred my friends and think this is definitely the wave of future educational opportunities!

0 Comments
WGU, MBA
-
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2012
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot

To get right to the point, WGU is an excellent school if you are self motivated and dedicated to getting a degree. I feel that the quality of education surpassed what I have previously experienced in my undergraduate at a highly ranked 'traditional' University.

The social interaction is relatively limited, which would have bugged me in an earlier stage of my life. However, at this stage of my life I loved the direct to the point education I was able to receive, with fewer hoops to jump through then I am used to in higher education. A great institution.

0 Comments
Great school for disciplined students
-
Degree: Early Childhood Education
Graduation Year: 2013
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_grey_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot

WGU is an excellent school! However, it is not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants school. Don't come in expecting to do minimal work and think you're going to graduate! I started in September of 2012, and plan to graduate this December. I've worked my butt off, but it's totally worth it. And I have 3 kids, one that was born this past October! It takes lots of hard work and discipline, and it's not for everybody.

This school is for the more mature students that can pace themselves and guide their own learning. I've seen people complaining about their mentor. I adore my mentor, and actually look forward to our calls. To those that dislike their mentor, request a new one!! Overall, this is a great school for those that are motivated and disciplined and don't expect to be handed a degree!

0 Comments
No Whining Zone!
-
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2013
Would You Recommend This College?
Did this Degree Help Your Career?
Quality of InstructionReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Financial Aid ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Job Placement ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot
Student Support ServicesReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dotReviews_blue_dot

After reviewing some of the numerous negative reviews, I must say, I am convinced these individuals suffer from "Grow up, take responsibility for your success, and stop looking for an easy out-itis!" Is WGU hard? Sure, anything worth having is worth working for though! What degree obtained is a breeze? They take determination, hard work, and self motivation.

WGU is here for your questions, concerns, and follow up with such very promptly. I am an excellent student, but work full time, and have a lot going on in my life, and am completing my Bachelors of Science in Nursing after two semesters-ONE YEAR people! Did I skate through? Not even close, I had to make time to study and do assessments, and yes, I had revisions to do when I did mediocre work thinking I could just turn in the bare minimum.

You get back what you put in to this program, just like anything else! However, I am one assessment away from program completion, and will pursue my Masters of Science in Nursing at WGU immediately after graduating, with a goal to complete this program in a year also! It is UP TO ME how fast I complete my degree,and I make no excuses. THAT is the kind of student that does well at WGU!

1 Comment
lena - 3 days ago

Were you working as an RN during this course?

Displaying reviews 61 - 70 of 198 in total

Others Who Viewed This College Also Viewed

  • Online Degrees:
    7
    Recommend Rate:
    80%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    148
    Recommend Rate:
    44%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    86
    Recommend Rate:
    83%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    392
    Recommend Rate:
    52%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    79
    Recommend Rate:
    74%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    85
    Recommend Rate:
    62%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    28
    Recommend Rate:
    62%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    154
    Recommend Rate:
    56%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    6
    Recommend Rate:
    90%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    111
    Recommend Rate:
    64%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    163
    Recommend Rate:
    56%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
  • Online Degrees:
    193
    Recommend Rate:
    63%
    Tuition:
    $$$$$
Thank you for your vote! Was this page helpful?
97% of 62 found this page helpful.
Disclaimer: GradReports makes student reviews available via this site. The views expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the views of GradReports. GradReports takes no position with respect to the information or opinions expressed in the user comments/reviews and is not responsible for their content. For additional information, refer to our Review Guidelines.

Our tuition numbers reflect data collected from the National Center for Education Statistics.