Western Governors University Reviews

3.76 out of 5 stars
(692 Reviews)
78% of 692 students said this degree improved their career prospects
74% of 692 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Murphy - 10/7/2020
Degree: Organizational Leadership
Graduation Year: 2020
"Overall WGU was great and I will always be a nightowl. However it is not a 5 star review for a couple of reasons, in the masters program that I took you cannot add specialization or certificates to the degree! The other reason I'm downgrading a star is that with 2 classes left they changed the capstone of my program which created unnecessary stress of obtaining passed courses for the task in the capstone. Had they made the changes earlier in my completion the stress and frantic emails wouldn't have been a part of my experience. Overall I recommend the school especially for accelerators such as myself."
3.0 out of 5 stars
Dbjbravo - 9/28/2020
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2014
"The convenience and affordability of WGU's MBA was unmatched when I was searching for a master's degree. I loved how flexible the program was, and support was good. However, I didn't feel like my knowledge of business expanded much from my undergraduate studies. I don't regret choosing WGU for a master's degree, but it has been unfortunate to recently discover how unaccepted the MBA is when attempting to gain admission to a credible and accredited PhD program."
1.1 out of 5 stars
Marco V Biagini - 7/20/2020
Degree: Network Administration
Graduation Year: 2007
"This UC is a complete joke, yes, it's cheap and that's exactly what you get! I have a couple of BA degrees from Switzerland in an unrelated topic. Your ever changing mentor is unhelpful if you have a question about an assignment. In any case, the coursework was so simple I completed the whole program that they expected me to take 6 years in 9 months. The graders are completely subjective and you can submit the very same problem/essay or whatever it is and another person that grades your paper is giving you a 4.0 whereas the previous grader failed you! Maybe in the meantime they have cleaned up some of the glaring issues they had but I would not bet on it."
2.0 out of 5 stars
MBrann - 7/19/2020
Degree: MBA in Accounting
Graduation Year: 2020
"This is by far the worst school to gain a degree in accounting. The textbooks, videos, and pre-assessments do not match the final assessments. I have had three course instructors admit this to me and the college itself is unwilling to fix the problem. My mentor -- the advisor for students -- has told me numerous times his accounting students end up spending twice as much time attaining their degrees due to textbook info not matching exams as well as difficulty getting in touch with an accounting course instructor. Basically it works like this: Read the textbook, complete the end chapter quizzes, attend cohorts with an instructor, take a pre-assessment and pass it and then take the final assessment. The only problems are (and WGU openly admits this) the final assessments are not created by the textbook company and the questions are at a CPA Exam level. This is akin to expecting a pre-algebra student to pass a college-algebra final exam with an 80% score. It can be done but I found I had to use outside sources, such as a Washington University professor's online videos to unravel the confusion WGU throws at you. My advice: Avoid WGU at all costs if you want to actually learn, absorb, and use accounting as a professional tool. They may appear to be cheaper in tuition in the short run but they are, by practice, scamming the student into repeated test taking which extends your overall time working for the degree."
4.6 out of 5 stars
Andre - 7/5/2020
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2020
"My experience at WGU was wonderful. The coursework was challenging yet engaging. You must be motivated for this program to work because one can fail if not. They have always provided resources when I've needed them. If you need guidance 100% of the time and are less motivated, this is not for you. There will be times where you will have to research on your own and people freak out. Don't let it scare you. Theres resources they provide, they just won't always be there right away."
4.3 out of 5 stars
John C - 6/27/2020
Degree: Information Assurance
Graduation Year: 2020
"I finished my MSCSIA with WGU this year and really enjoyed the experience. I agree that the courses can be a bit challenging when writing the necessary papers, but I do believe that the entire curriculum ultimately culminates with the Capstone, so the course comes "full circle" at the end. I wouldn't recommend the program for anyone who isn't motivated for this major, or unable to dedicate the required time to study. The courses aren't too difficult, but all of them are extremely tedious regarding paper submissions. You will absolutely write many, many papers, However, I found the overall program to be very rewarding and believe anyone dedicated enough can complete the degree.."
4.8 out of 5 stars
Gil - 6/24/2020
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2019
"Excellent education programs for working adults. I taught full-time while completing this program and it wasn't easy, but the effort paid off. The main reason why I enrolled at WGU was to earn academic credits so that I would get pay raises with my employer, and I ended up learning a lot about educational technology too. I would return to WGU again."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Carla - 5/3/2020
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2020
"I really enjoyed the BSN to MSN Nursing Leadership and Management program. There were alot of papers with weekly calls from my mentor. The fact that you can work at your own pace is a PLUS! Under 10,000 for my degree and possibly could have completed in one semester. The semesters are 6 months long. This program teaches you to not procrastinate. The heavy research of the papers prepared me alot! If I had to do it all over again WGU is at the top of the list! Cons competency based. So there is no letter grades. Pros there are alot of colleges that accepts WGU classes. I had no problem with my classes transferring. No regrets! Future AGPCNP"
3.5 out of 5 stars
AnonStudent - 4/18/2020
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2019
"This school is perfect for people who are either experienced in their field, or students who are hard workers looking to blast through a degree program at record-pace. All classes have some videos made by instructors, and instructors respond very quickly to any questions you may have. My only gripe - I have not been able to find decent employment, and the school cannot assist beyond the basics."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Robert - 4/5/2020
Degree: Computer Science
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my Bachelor of Science course work with WGU. I have been enrolled for 18 months and will finish this year. My experience with WGU has been a very positive one. I have seriously enhanced my resume with various mini certificate programs that I receive during my studies as part of their Curriculum. They are focused on Competency not sitting in a chair for N hours. If you can pass the test because you know the material all the better. I will say I do benefit from being fast reader and love to just be able to read through the material. Every professor calls you to ask what they can help you with (who else does that?) Mentors keep you focused on doing the required work each week but calling you and marshaling any resources you may need to successfully accomplish. Some people I have mentioned they are not diligent enough to put the time in, but if you are serious about an great education, you cannot go wrong here. Remember this is a non-profit college so it's not just about the money. Have a child who is going to Lehigh, 78K a year and he is now using my study materials to help him with his classwork. Just saying there is a marked difference between how WGU gets you to learn and what other "Traditional" schools do NOT do. High praise for WGU! So glad I found them. Masters Degree candidate 2022."

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