Western Governors University


Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
All programs offered completely via distance education
Teacher certification: Students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization
Teacher certification: Approved by the state for initial certifcation or licensure of teachers

4001 East 700 South, Suite 701, Salt Lake City, UT, 84107

(801) 274-3280 





The primary mission of Western Governors University is to improve quality and expand access to postsecondary educational opportuni-ties 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.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 


Academic/career counseling service

Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2012 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11
In District $6,070 $5,870 $5,870
In State $6,070 $5,870 $5,870
Out of State $6,070 $5,870 $5,870
Books and Supplies $900 $900 $1,640
On Campus      
Room and Board - - -
Other Expenses - - -
Off Campus      
Room and Board $7,000 $9,600 $10,600
Other Expenses $500 $1,300 $1,800
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses $700 $1,300 $1,800

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
48.0% $4,719
State/Local Grant
5.0% $3,130
Institutional Grants
- -
Loans 80.0% $7,791
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.

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