While many students have seen their tuition rates increase over the past few years, students at not-for-profit Western Governors University (WGU) are paying the same tuition rates now that they could have been paying five years ago.
The competency-based school announced Sept. 12 that its tuition will remain $2,890 per six-month term for most programs. WGU’s tuition is based on six-month terms and full years, and students are encouraged to complete as many courses as possible in a given time frame.
WGU is a competency-based educational institution designed for students with some college credit but no degree. It allows students to take courses at their convenience, taking exams to complete courses and talking with professors and advisors as desired.
WGU was created by the governors of 13 states as a way to increase college completion rates in their states. Since its incorporation in 1997, WGU has established institutions in additional states – now partnered with 19 – has enrolled more than 30,000 students, and has graduated more than 16,000 alumni.
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