Western Governors University Reviews - Bachelor's in Healthcare AdministrationSee reviews of all programs at Western Governors University
WGU is a wonderful institution. Initially when I started my search I was a little skeptical of enrolling in an online university but after researching WGU's credibility and accreditation I was satisfied enough to start there. The program has been exceptional. I had the best student mentor and course mentors. The faculty was always there when I needed and many times went beyond what they needed to help me. It was like I was learning one on one. This program is phenomenal for people who are disciplined and can hold themselves accountable for their work. You can move on to the next course when you're ready and don't have to wait on a curriculum, teacher, or another student. Thank you WGU!!
I attended WGU, a completely online program for my bachelor's degree. At first, I was a little uneasy about not having that face-to-face contact with instructors and peers, but how WGU lays out the program and the different ways to connect really impressed me. Each student gets their own mentor who calls weekly to check in and to make sure the student it staying on task. They are also the gatekeeper for any questions you may have about course work. This was great for me! Knowing I had someone calling me on a scheduled day and time really kept me working hard. WGU also has online community board where students working on the same class can go and post questions or just vent. I may have not taken the "traditional" way to obtain my BA but it was a great experience and was well worth it.
This program is difficult because of the amount of applied math involved. That being said, there is no reward without hard work from the student. Love this University. Attended brick and mortar for my first two years and this was a good transition. Not for the traditional student. If you have work, family, obligations, and can discipline yourself to put in the hours and effort, then this will be a good experience.
This program has great potential, however please make sure you get a mentor that communicates with you. Mine had me on the wrong version of a test twice and when it was realized the university did not give me extra retakes for the exam. She also failed to mention the school's policy on how many times you can attempt a test despite my asking her. Then when I called to withdrawal from the university because of the situation, she told me I would get a refund, but was mistaken about the policy and when I called in to get my refund from the school I was told that "she knew better than that" and "couldn't have told me that". This came out to around $600. As long as you don't trust anyone at the school and look up all of the information yourself, you will probably be fine, but don't expect to get good use of your money by communicating with anyone at the university. Also, while they offer many cohorts and webinars, their harder courses don't offer any supplemental help aside from the text, so make sure to be good at self teaching yourself for an exam that has very vague parameters on what to study. I highly recommend you switch mentors if you have the mentor E.W. as she caused me to have a very bad experience at this university.
Went from a 2 year brick and mortar community college to WGU. Impressed by the support, great, caring staff and management, and the quality of the program. REGIONALLY accredited, for the most affordable price, especially if you are one that can advance in your studies. No Regrets At All. My best experience so far are the great mentors for the courses and my current mentor. Mentors help to understand, hold me accountable, and help to keep me focused to succeed. I recommend WGU to everyone who is looking for the alternative to brick and mortar. 100 percent. Thanks.