Welcome ITAA Members!
Thank you for your interest in Western Governors University, the nation’s first online, competency-based university combining bachelor’s degree programs with industry recognized IT certifications.
Founded by the governors of 19 U.S. states to expand access to higher education, WGU offers bachelor’s degrees in information technology with focuses on network administration, network design, software development, security, and database administration. Each degree program also incorporates up to 17 IT certifications from industry recognized names such as Oracle, CompTIA, and Sun.
WGU is affordable
WGU is a non-profit online university. What does this mean for you? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU charges less than half what other traditional and reputable online universities typically charge. WGU is also approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
WGU is competency-basedWGU’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners anxious to advance their education and careers efficiently. Unlike traditional and even other online universities, WGU doesn’t award degrees based on seat time or on a certain number of required courses. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field. Through independent study, learning resources, and carefully designed assessments, you learn and master essential skills and knowledge necessary for success. Assessments take the form of essays, exams, research papers, and an assortment of projects that can be completed online.
Our competency-based approach measures your progress by successful completion of challenging assessments. If you have existing competencies from prior work and education, you may be able to draw upon this experience to complete your assessments faster and accelerate your degree program.
Learn more about WGU’s online IT degree programs:
B.S. Information Technology
B.S. Information Technology—Network Administration
B.S. Information Technology—Security
B.S. Information Technology—Software
B.S. Health Informatics
M.S. Information Security and Assurance
WGU is flexible and supportive
If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU is for you. In most cases, you will access course material or study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our competency-based approach to education allows for extensive personalization of your program to fit around your busy schedule.
When you become a student, you’ll study under the guidance of a dedicated mentor who will work with and support you from enrollment to graduation. Together with your mentor, you’ll develop your personalized Degree Plan—a roadmap and schedule for successfully completing your program.
For more information
For more information about WGU’s online degree programs, financial aid, student life, and transferring credits, speak with an Enrollment Counselor.