Who is WGU Nevada?

With the launch of WGU Nevada, we thought it would be fun to introduce you to the 900-plus students and 850-plus alumni who, as of the launch on June 16, 2015, make up the young WGU Nevada community—a community that is certain to grow and grow and grow in the coming years!
  • More than 900 Nevadans currently attend WGU.
    • College of Business – 338 (36%)
    • College of Health Professions and Nursing – 155 (15%)
    • College of Information Technology – 142 (15%)
    • Teachers College – 292 (34%)
  • More than 850 Nevadans have graduated from WGU to date.
    • 54% undergraduate degrees
    • 46% graduate degrees
    • College of Business – 205 (24%)
    • College of Health Professions and Nursing – 119 (14%)
    • College of Information Technology – 77 (9%)
    • Teachers College – 462 (54%)
  • 90% of current students are older than 25.
  • The average age of students is 37 years old; the youngest student is 20 years old; the oldest is 63 years old.
  • 77% work full time; 9% work part time.
  • 71% of WGU students in Nevada are classified as underserved in one or more of the following categories:
    • 38% first-generation college students
    • 28% racial or ethnic minority
    • 26% low income
    • 12% rural
  • 61% of students are female; 39% are male.
  • WGU students live in 14 of Nevada’s 17 counties, with graduates in 16 counties.
  • 69% of WGU students live in Clark County; 14% in Washoe County.

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