Western Governors University Rankings by Salary Score

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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.

Salary Scores for WGU Bachelor's Degrees

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

Salary Scores for WGU Master's Degrees

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

Most Recent Reviews

Anthony 1/3/2022

WGU is amazing if you are working full time and need the flexibility that a proficiency model university offers. I worked full time and was able to get 93 credits in a year and a half. The program mentors I had over that time (only two) where amazing. Both were way overqualified and super encouraging and helped me get through the program. This is program is great for those who are organized and self motivated. I live in a small rural town and WGU was perfect for my needs.

Lackluster Courses 12/3/2021

Overall, I rate the school a 3. I think that most students paint this whimsical picture of WGU because, essentially, you can complete as many courses in a term as you can pass, but the whole picture is diluted by this image. [Personally, I have been accelerating as well, and averaging about 2 courses per month. By the end of my term, I will likely have completed 40 credits, and 50% of my program. So, I expect to graduate in 2 terms. Do I think that it is possible to complete my specific program in one term?... Read More