Online Program Overview - Western Governors University

Western Governors University is a Private, 4 years located in Salt Lake City, UT. Western Governors University is an online college and all 63 programs are offered via distance education (online classes). 121,437 students have enrolled online exclusively at Western Governors University.
Western Governors University is accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
  • The 2020 tuition & fees of Western Governors University is $6,070 for Utah residents and $6,670 for out-of-state where the average tuition & fees over colleges that offer online programs/courses is $13,995.
  • Total 121,437 students have enrolled online exclusively in Western Governors University. Western Governors University is an online college that all students have enrolled online exclusively.
  • Western Governors University provides 63 major programs and, of that, 63 programs are available via online education.

2020 Tuition & fees (Annually)

The 2020 tuition & fees at WGU is $6,070 for Utah residents and $6,670 for out-of-state students. The tuition & fees stays same as last year.
Next table shows the 2020 tuition & fees and the tuition trends over last 5 years at WGU.
You can check and view more costs information including living costs, books & supplies, and tuition per credit hour at Western Governors University Cost of Attendance page

Tuition Trends Table

Western Governors University 2020 Tuition & fees
YearUndergraduateGraduate
Utah ResidentsOut-of-StateUtah ResidentsOut-of-State
2016$6,070$6,070$6,790$6,790
2017$6,070$6,070$6,790$6,790
2018$6,070$6,070$6,790$6,790
2019$6,670$6,670$7,790$7,790
2020$6,670$6,670$7,790$7,790
2021$6,670$6,670$7,790$7,790

Online Programs Overview

Western Governors University offers 65 major programs through Bachelor's, Master's, Post Graduate Certificate degrees/programs. WGU is an online college and all 65 programs offered via online education exclusively.
You can view all major programs at Western Governors University at Area of Study & Major Program page with completer and earning after graduation information.

Offered Major Programs and Online Learning Availability

Number of Online ProgramsNumber of Total Programs
Bachelor's3030
Master's2929
Post-BS Certificate66
Total6565

Online Student Population

There are 121,437 students including both undergraduate and graduate students at WGU. Since WGU is an online college that all programs offers via distance learning, all students have enrolled online exclusively.
Next tables show the online students by enrollment type and locality for academic year 2019-2020.

Online Enrollment by Enrolled Type

Online Student Population at Western Governors University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total121,43788,92132,516
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes121,43788,92132,516
Enrolled Some in Online Classes000
Not Enrolled in Online Classes000

Online Enrollment by Locality

Online Student Population by Student Location at Western Governors University
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)121,43788,92132,516
Utah Residents8,0905,7582,332
Other State in U.S.113,12483,01030,114
Outside of U.S.21814969
Unknown541
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