Western Governors University: Review & Facts

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Western Governors University is a large four-year, private not-for-profit school with 70,505 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1997 and is one of the 16 schools located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
34
Fair
At Western Governors University you can get your bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, or master's degree.

Western Governors University deploys a continuous curriculum calendar system and provides 34 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Management, Education, Business, and Computer Science. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings against other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
75%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are typically a good sign. Nevertheless, if you anticipate to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Western Governors University is fair at 75% (close to Utah average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
41 : 1
High
The graduation rate at Western Governors University is very low: 29%. Roughly 16% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Western Governors University is really disappointing, 41:1. Learn more information on faculty and instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$6,100
Low
Average tuition costs are low, around $5,800 per year. The additional fees at Western Governors University not covered by tuition are roughly $300; which totals $6,100 per academic year.

Read the details about Western Governors University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
45%
According to government data, 3,704 applications were submitted and 1,683 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to become a student at this school.

This college will consider accepting advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Western Governors University is $65.00. The graduate application fee is $65.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Western Governors University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (801) 274-3280 or check Western Governors University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Safe
Western Governors University offers a distance education program.

This school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Unfortunately, there is no on-campus housing at Western Governors University.

Based on the college crime information, Western Governors University seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Western Governors University Location and Maps



Post Address: Western Governors University, 4001 South 700 East Suite 700, Salt Lake City, Utah 84107, USA
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