In a year that has created new obstacles for many, fully online university WGU Missouri, which was established in 2013, is proving to be the answer for those who might otherwise be unable to complete their degrees through traditional means.
The nonprofit university provides Missourians with access to high quality, career-boosting education in the high demand fields of IT, business, education and health professions. These degree programs are affordable, offering the flexibility busy adults need.
Currently celebrating its 8th anniversary, WGU Missouri consistently shows growth each year. Even over the past 12 months, as the pandemic was causing economic hardships for many, WGU served as a trusted online option for those needing a college degree to advance their careers.
With an average student age of 36, WGU currently has 3,293 enrolled across Missouri, an increase of 6.7% over last year, and has conferred degrees to 4,929 graduates, a third of whom graduated in the past year. Graduates find WGU delivers a good return on investment, with students earning $20,300 more on average within four years of graduation.
WGU’s competency-based model lets students leverage prior experience, allowing them to move quickly through material they know and focus on what they still need to learn, resulting in accelerated degree completion at low cost. With flat rate tuition of about $3,500 per six-month term, WGU students can take as many courses as possible each term without added costs.
The university provides scholarships to students, making tuition even more affordable. Since 2013, Missourians have been awarded over $3.5 million in WGU-funded scholarships. To learn more, visit Missouri.wgu.edu or call 855-948-8493.
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