• Organization TypeIndependent/None, Institute
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1997

Western Governors University (WGU)

Western Governors University (WGU) is a private, nonprofit online university based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The university uses an online competency-based learning model as opposed to the traditional, cohort-based class model present at most universities. The university was founded by 19 U.S. governors in 1997 after the idea was formulated at a 1995 meeting of the Western Governors Association to expand education offerings to the internet.
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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • Salt Lake City
  • 4001 S 700 E, Ste 700 Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
  • Utah