Today’s WGU Nevada student body is quite diverse. WGU Nevada has students across the entire state and serves active-duty military personnel and their spouses at overseas military installations. The average age of the WGU student is about 37 with an age range from the 20s to the 60s.

WGU Nevada students come from urban, suburban, and rural areas. Most are working full-time or part-time jobs while they are students. Most students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree already have some college experience.


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What Qualities Make a Good WGU Nevada Student?

Independent and Self-Directed
At WGU Nevada, there are no classrooms or professors in the traditional sense. You are, in large part, in control of your education. Your success is not dependent on others.

That said, you’re not left to your own devices. You’ll have the support of dedicated mentors who will make sure you have access to the resources you need to successfully complete your program. You’ll be connected with fellow students through chat rooms, message boards, and online learning communities.

Willing to Work Hard
Just because it's online doesn't mean your program is going to be easy. You'll have to work hard—in fact, successful students spend about 20 hours a week on average on their studies. You'll be more likely to succeed if you realize in advance that your program will be challenging.

Committed to Success
From WGU Nevada you can expect a degree that’s relevant to your career, tuition that’s affordable, flexibility that fits your lifestyle, and a strong support system to help you get and stay on track.

But we can’t do it alone. We ask for your commitment in return. A commitment to work hard. To put in the hours that are needed. To stay focused. To keep at it. And ask for help when you need it.

Questions and Answers

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Are WGU graduates doing well in their careers?

WGU graduates have done well in their careers following graduation. Many graduates tell us that they have received promotions, salary increases, or additional responsibilities such as leadership roles following completion of their degree programs. Just as importantly, WGU graduates and students report that they begin using their new skills and knowledge significantly even while they are students. But perhaps the best indicator of graduate success is our employer case study. Learn more about student success and performance data.

Will I interact with other students?

Yes. As a student, you will have access to a student portal that will connect you with online learning communities. These communities are designed to give you the communication and connectivity you need to be a successful student. While your communications will “be at a distance,” you will have ample opportunity to interact with other students through email, message boards, blogs, and other venues such as the online learning communities. Oftentimes WGU students tell us their sense of being “connected” is greater at WGU than their previous college experiences. Read what our students tell us.

You can also learn more about the learning communities through the WGU Nevada Academic Experience.

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