Western Governors University Rankings by Salary Score

Western Governors University's Top Rankings

Western Governors University is ranked on 4 lists of the best colleges by earnings one year out of college.


Salary and Debt by Major at Western Governors University

We calculated a salary score for each of Western Governors University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Western Governors University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

WGU Bachelor's Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 57 92% $15,980 $50,010 57
Business Administration, Management and Operations 96 94% $15,090 $58,620 96
Computer and Information Sciences, General 86 96% $16,890 $75,270 86
Education, General 56 94% $17,430 $35,580 56
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations 98 91% $16,750 $74,950 98
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs 100 100% Not Reported $71,020 100
Marketing 90 91% $15,030 $51,220 90
Medical Illustration and Informatics 87 97% $18,400 $66,430 87
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 79 99% $9,550 $74,550 79
Special Education and Teaching 59 97% $19,310 $39,370 59
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 22 95% $25,650 $32,160 22
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 66 98% $15,580 $38,990 66

WGU Master's Degree Salary Score

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 48 98% $12,570 $60,820 48
Business Administration, Management and Operations 52 96% $13,320 $71,820 52
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management 90 97% $12,190 $101,760 90
Curriculum and Instruction 72 98% $9,500 $53,740 72
Education, General 31 95% $12,120 $45,820 31
Educational Administration and Supervision 68 100% $13,080 $62,600 68
Educational/Instructional Media Design 49 99% $10,560 $54,520 49
Management Information Systems and Services 80 97% $13,720 $92,850 80
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 27 99% $11,620 $86,680 27
Special Education and Teaching 51 96% $11,540 $50,390 51
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 58 98% $9,830 $51,330 58
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language 61 96% $8,760 $51,930 61

Most Recent Reviews

Christopher Lewis 1/17/2021

"Wow". WGU has been a great ride. I recommend this school to anyone who wants to push their limits and fulfill their dreams. I was able to complete the program in one term. That doesn't mean it was easy, it fully tested my knowledge and abilities. This is the working person's degree program.

Edumacated 1/9/2021

This school is a joke! WGU is for true online learners who want NO instruction, which can be great.... But the annoying part is they make it mandatory to speak with your course instructor (so they can justify paying them I guess). When you get on the phone with them, they sit there in silence and act like the call is a big bother to them until they finally say, "So, do you have any questions?" Why make the call mandatory if they have nothing to offer the student? Once in a while you will have a paper returned... Read More