WGU Again Named a Top Ten Military Friendly® School

WGU has made the list of the nation’s best schools for military members, veterans, and their dependents 11 years running

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western Governors University (WGU) once again has been named one of the best universities in the nation by Military Friendly® Schools, earning Top Ten status for 2021–2022 and ranking third in the online/vocational category. Created to increase access to high-quality postsecondary education that meets students where they are, WGU has ranked on the nationwide list 11 consecutive years.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. Over 1,200 schools participated in the 2021-2022 survey, with 747 earning the designation.

Competency-based, affordable, portable, and relevant to today’s workforce, WGU offers student-centered, personalized support, giving students—including veterans, active-duty military personnel, their spouses, and their children—the opportunity to further their careers with higher education in a way that fits their unique and often unpredictable circumstances. As of December 31, 2020, some 13% of WGU’s enrolled students were military members, veterans, spouses, or dependents.

Learn about how WGU serves military students at wgu.edu/military. To see WGU’s Military Friendly listing, visit militaryfriendly.com/western-governors-university.

About WGU

Established in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 131,000 students nationwide and has more than 218,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation’s leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In just 24 years, the university has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and preparing the workforce needed in today’s rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. Learn more at www.wgu.edu and www.wgu.edu/advocate.html.

About Military Friendly® Schools

The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all postsecondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at militaryfriendly.com.

About VIQTORY

Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands. VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at viqtory.com.

Contacts

Contact for media inquiries:
Doug Smeath-Livas – WGU Communications

801-924-4533

doug.smeath@wgu.edu

Contact for enrollment information:
866-225-5948

wgu.edu

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