WGU Washington is an online, competency-based university. We emphasize mastery of essential skills and knowledge, instead of accumulating credit hours. Progress is based on passing rigorous assessments that measure your capabilities and competencies within your field of study. This approach to learning, coupled with online flexibility, makes WGU Washington a perfect choice for focused, hard-working Washington professionals.
With multiple degree programs in education, business, healthcare, and information technology, WGU Washington's rigorous yet flexible approach gives the university a unique advantage over other online programs. Here's what the WGU Washington advantage means to you:
Flexibility and Affordability. Our competency-based approach gives you the flexibility to use your existing knowledge and experience to pass your assessments as quickly as you can. You pay tuition at one flat rate per six-month term, so if you're able to pass the assessments at a faster pace, you can save time and money.
Credibility through Accreditation. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Western Governors University, WGU Washington's programs are both regionally and nationally accredited. Also, the programs offered through the Teachers College at WGU Washington are NCATE-accredited and the nursing programs are CCNE-accredited.
Commitment and Support. At WGU Washington, students are supported by a mentoring team committed to success. You'll work directly with numerous mentors and a support staff who will keep you motivated as they steer you toward your degree.
Affordable Tuition. A nonprofit university, WGU Washington's tuition is among the lowest in the state, comparing very favorably to Washington's public colleges and universities.
WGU Washington was established by a partnership between Western Governors University and the state of Washington with a commitment to use higher education to improve the economic well-being of the state and its residents.
If you’re an organized, independent learner willing to devote at least 20 hours a week to your studies, but require flexibility in time and place to complete your education, WGU Washington could be the answer.
Through Western Governors University, WGU Washington is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities—the same accrediting body responsible for the accreditation of major institutions including the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. This accreditation is your assurance of a quality education that employers will recognize.
As part of Western Governors University, WGU Washington offers degree programs that are:
Regionally accredited. By the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities-the same accrediting body responsible for the accreditation of major institutions including the University of Washington and the Washington State University.
Nationally accredited. By the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
NCATE accredited. The Teachers College at Western Governors University (WGU Washington's parent institution) is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Therefore, WGU Washington offers NCATE-accredited teaching degree programs. NCATE is the premier specialized accrediting body for teacher preparation and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
CCNE accredited. The nursing programs at WGU Washington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
CAHIIM accredited. WGU Washington's Health Informatics program is now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
CNSS certified. WGU Washington's Information Security and Assurance program has been certified by the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program.
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