western governors university is an expensive proprietary college. it is not accredited by the southern association of colleges and universities. this fairly new program focuses on competencies rather than grades. in other words there is no difference between an a and a d students. i would recommend attending a tried and tested florida colleges that is accredited by the southern association of college and universities. western governors university is geared to students who want a fast food education. i seriously question the quality of this institution. many employers do not accept degrees from proprietary school. the retention rate of students is also very high for this institution.
very interesting that you consider $6,000 a year as "expensive." i have my adn and bsn from two state schools
, and with tuition hikes by the legislature here in texas, wgu is now cheaper than my tax supported alma maters.
additionally, the "competency" remark is also unfounded. wgu is very explicit that their competencies are equivalent to a "b" grade, so someone who has a wgu degree has the equilalent of a 3.0 or higher. a "c" student would pass any undergraduate university in america - they wouldn't pass wgu.
whoever wrote this reply also doesn't understand that the "southern association of colleges and **schools** (the replier got that wrong)" doesn't accredit schools in every state ... only schools in most of the south. wgu gets its accreditation from the same regional accrediting body that accredits every university in wgu's home state of utah, the northwest accreditation commission.
the poster is also incorrect in calling it a proprietary school. wgu is a non-profit university, not a for-profit corporation.
i think this replier is confusing wgu with uop, devry, etc. those other schools are mostly interested in profit ... wgu is interested in innovation in higher education. check it out before blasting it without the facts.