Western Governors University Reviews - Bachelor's in Accounting

3.6 out of 5 stars
(42 Reviews)
71% of 42 students said this degree improved their career prospects
64% of 42 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Gina - 6/22/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"All in all, great experience. Many of the Accounting courses are extremely challenging, and I feel I learned a ton. My student mentor was involved, helpful, encouraging, and understanding. Some of the course mentors left something to be desired, but when I mentioned one in particular to my student mentor, the school ended up changing the course mentor for the whole class. Satisfied graduate here. Likely to return for my MBA."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lisa - 6/13/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
"Great school - Challenging and insightful. The mentor program helps you stay on task. The instructors are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. You are able to work at your own pace -speed up and slow down wherever you feel the need to. I highly recommend this school!"
5.0 out of 5 stars
K.S. - 5/31/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"I love WGU. My Bachelor's in Accounting enabled me to qualify for jobs that I could not apply for with an Associates. I now have a new job that makes $17,000 more. It was great being able to go at my own pace so I could breeze through the subjects I already knew and spend more time on new subjects. The only criticism I have towards WGU is I feel that some of the course mentors were lacking compared to others. Luckily I learn really well with self-study but I think the course mentors having weekly live webinars for all the classes would have been helpful (only some did this). Anyway, I still love WGU and would come back here for my next degree."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Mark - 5/19/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"Be prepared for tests riddled with typos and no correct answers. Mentors both student and course are useless and mostly just say read book or do HW and quizzes. HW and quizzes of which at least 80% are not assessment applicable. My student mentor was demeaning and never helped with anything just got in the way with late assessment approvals and excuses hence slowing my progress."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Taylor long - 4/16/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"This is not a school for people who need their hand held. You have to want an education. The price you pay for all the resources available is a steal. AND if you are motivated enough you can take more classes and finish faster at no extra cost. You learn a lot if you actually take the time to apply yourself. The mentors aren't there to instruct, they are there to clarify, so you need to put in the effort to absorb the material. I did 24 units my last term and 27 this term. All I have is the final project. A highly accredited bachelor's degree in under a year for $6000. You've got to want it."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Chris - 4/4/2017
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"Great school. I have a learning disability so my doctor recommended WGU he's a Harvard alumnus. You get more than 1 try of every test which I loved. Professors are generally speaking excellent if you have problems with one try another you have access to more than one. I'm coming back here to get my masters in Accounting I enjoyed it so much. The curriculum can be accelerated which is nice. Accounting is very lucrative especially if you get your cpa and other credentials. You have to market yourself well WGU is for people who need a degree to increase earning potential. I started out picking up garbage while I went through college and would be doing that for the rest of my life without a degree. Try to make partner or become a CFO. Very lucrative. Take screenshots of the pre assessment and study the book for answers. The assessment is generally similar to the pre assessment. I went to URI and couldn't graduate the graduation rate was too low. I also flunked out, be thankful you can get or have a degree some of my coworkers are illiterate. I'm looking to buy a condo and lease a Maserati soon. That'll make house # 4. That wouldn't be possible without my WGU degree"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Amy Morrison - 11/14/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"I found WGU deceptive and the caliber of actual content was grossly lacking. I had asked repeatedly and was assured that class content was solid and geared toward understanding, not just on getting a piece of paper (aka degree). I was less interested in the degree and more interested in actually learning accounting. Instead, I found the learning materials extremely dry and old school textbook oriented. I had to search for better learning tools online - fortunately, there are many and they are free. If WGU is getting all this money for its classes, it should be investing in great learning tools and videos, not just e-textbooks and webinars led by cynical teachers. WGU is really just a way to get a rubber stamp degree, mostly for people who already know the subject they're going through the motions with."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Mary - 6/15/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017
"Director of Admissions Mr B. is unfair, took 4 Assessment tests-the webpage said I could view my scores after each test but then Admissions deleted that ability so that you get that screen after each test but cannot actually view your results."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 5/26/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2014
"I love WGU! WGU is a non-profit university. They care about QUALITY education, not making money. They ensure you know the material forward and backward. There is no chance of cheating during testing which further displays the integrity and concern on a quality education. I love that I have been able to work at my own pace. No every student who applies will be accepted because they want to make sure WGU is a good fit for you."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lifelong learner - 2/10/2016
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2016
"I'm 52 years old and a life long learner. I graduated from college 30 years ago and received my MBA 20+ years ago. I had a problem with my student mentor at WGU. Not only did my mentor not help me, my mentor intentionally slowed my pace so it would take longer for me to graduate. BTW, I could teach most of the classes that I took at WGU and I certainly don't need a mentor. I wasn't taking classes because I needed another piece of paper to get a job ( I have the best job / career a person could hope for). When I got close to finishing my third degree, my mentor put the brakes on. I was told that I could not take classes in the 6th month of my term. I searched the Internet and found that MANY people had experienced the same thing. In fact, there are multiple websites that WGU mentors have started to complain about WGU. So, it turns out that WGU is more interested in money than student sucess. It means little to me except that as an advocate for education, I find it disturbing that WGU is just like the other 'online' schools....they want money, not successful graduating students. I would warn anyone to stay away from WGU and go to a real school."