Leading online education provider Western Governors University (WGU) came up with an innovative way to ensure more working adults have access to higher education. Today, with 3,000 faculty members and more than 100,000 students throughout all US states, WGU removes the boundaries of time and place so students can find meaningful opportunities to change their lives and the lives of their families.
Unlike conventional universities, the WGU education model uses a holistic care and support network with regular personal interaction. A close bond is formed from Day One. In addition to access to a team of course instructors, students are assigned a faculty mentor who acts as a coach and stays with them until they complete their studies. Often, the first time they meet in person is at the awards ceremony on graduation day.