Western Governors University Reviews - Bachelor's in Software Engineering

4.0 out of 5 stars
(2 Reviews)
100% of 2 students said this degree improved their career prospects
100% of 2 students said they would recommend this program to others
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3.8 out of 5 stars
SA - 3/21/2018
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018
"Do your homework before going to WGU. Like most colleges, it's great for some people, and a very poor choice for others. If you're a working adult with the following, WGU is probably an excellent choice for you: 1. Industry knowledge & experience 2. The ability to complete work in a timely manner while managing your own schedule 3. A need to quickly prove what you know and learn what you don't 4. A strong desire to not invest 4 years and 6 figures into a Bachelor's degree 5. Some college credit or an AS, but no Bachelor's degree 6. The ability to learn and work independently. WGU is NOT a good choice for you if: You have no industry experience.This is especially true of the BSITM. Do not enroll in the BSITM program if you do not have IT experience and certifications. "IT Manager" is not an entry-level job for new grads, and a Bachelor's degree is not a Fast Pass to a career in management. You choose a college or career without doing research. (Seriously, most of the complaints here are about things that are on WGU's website. The fee structure and grading system aren't secrets.) You need a lot of hand-holding and supervision. You will have course mentors and student mentors, but assignments don't have due dates, and no one is going to stand over you and make you do the work. You're an 18 year old prodigy who wants to do academic research. This isn't Harvard or MIT, and it isn't meant to be - it's basically an online state school for working adults."
4.1 out of 5 stars
Clifford H - 10/30/2017
Degree: Software Engineering
Graduation Year: 2018
"I'm a self taught computer programmer, and there were only a few times I "needed" a degree in life. One of those times was when Google turned me down in the early 1990's (pre-IPO) because I didn't have a degree.... I should have learned my lesson then. I was also turned down for a CTO position because of the lack of a degree... therefore, I decided to get my act together and knock out my bachelors. I figured this can't be that hard, because I've been a computer software engineer for years. Well, the truth is that half of the classes were a piece of cake based on my prior life experience, and the other half were exceptionally challenging. As someone who was directly responsible for making hiring decisions I gave very little weight to online degrees, until now. WGU has completely changed my mind about the potential of getting a good education from an online university. I completely and wholeheartedly recommend WGU for **highly** motivated self learners."