For the eleventh consecutive 12 months, Western Governors University (WGU) has been awarded Utah’s Best of State medal for “Best Online Education.” WGU’s Vice President of Student Experience Natalie Murray general the badge on the Best of State Awards Gala at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12. “WGU promises to offer a bendy, personalized, low-cost education primarily based on actual-global capabilities to help extra college students reap their goals for a degree—the ultimate route to profession achievement and higher lifestyles,” stated WGU President Scott Pulsipher. “Over the beyond 22 years, with Utah as our headquarters, WGU has thrived, thanks largely to the talent we’ve been capable of rent in the country and the support we’ve got acquired as part of the Utah network. As WGU keeps to develop national, we will continue to have a unique connection to Utah and could stay a lively company citizen, presenting employment and educational possibilities.”
Since its founding in 1997 through 19 U.S. Governors and former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, WGU has grown into a nationally diagnosed online university with more than 115,000 students and more than 146,000 graduates in all 50 states. The university gives employment and better education opportunities for many Utah citizens, with 1,837 employed, more than eleven 000 graduated, and an extra than 7,500 students presently enrolled in the Beehive State.
Presented annually, the Best of State awards recognize extraordinary businesses and corporations in Utah. Nominations are reviewed with the aid of extra than 100 judges. They are evaluated based on three regions: fulfillment within the subject of enterprise, innovation or creativity, and contribution to enhancing the best of existence in Utah.
Established in 1997 via 19 U.S. Governors with a venture to increase get admission to super, low-cost better schooling, online, nonprofit WGU now serves more than 115,000 students nationwide and has more than 141,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation because the state’s leading competency-primarily based university, WGU, has been recognized using the White House, nation leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. In merely 22 years, the university has come to be the central influence in converting individuals’ and households’ lives and preparing workers’ team wished in a brand new, hastily evolving economy. WGU is permitted by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one in all Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR,