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Western Governors University
Western Governors University 4001 East 700 South, Suite 701 Salt Lake City, UT 84107 Phone: (801) 274-3280
  • General Information
    About Western Governors University

    The primary mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to postsecondary educational opportunities by providing a means for individuals to learn, independent of time or place, and to earn competency-based degrees and other credentials that are credible to both academic institutions and employers.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Advanced placement (AP) credits
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.
    Religious Affiliation
    • Not applicable
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Postbaccalaureate certificate
    • Master's degree
    Campus Setting
    • Suburb: Large
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 3,704
    Percent Admitted 45%
    Men Admitted 50%
    Women Admitted 42%
    Full Time Retention Rate 70%
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 14,109
    Native American 132
    Asian 299
    African American 1,237
    Hispanic 660
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 16,214
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 5,191

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