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Western Governors University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The suburban atmosphere of Salt Lake City makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

Where Is Western Governors University?


Contact details for WGU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4001 South 700 East Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
Phone: 801-274-3280

How Do I Get Into WGU?

You can apply to WGU online at:

As long as you submit the requested materials to Western Governors University when applying, you shouldn't have to worry about getting in since the school has an open admissions policy.

Can I Afford Western Governors University?

67% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At WGU, approximately 67% of students took out student loans averaging $5,072 a year. That adds up to $20,288 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WGU is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Western Governors University Undergraduate Student Diversity

107,952 Full-Time Undergraduates
62% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are also 42,164 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 107,952 full-time undergraduates at WGU, 38% are male and 62% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Western Governors University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 3,955
Black or African American 10,925
Hispanic or Latino 12,955
White 64,225
International Students 51
Other Races/Ethnicities 15,841

Online Learning at Western Governors University

150,116 Took All Classes Online
150,116 Took At Least One Class Online
15.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 87 bachelor’s degree and 87 master’s degree programs available online at WGU. In 2020-2021, 150,116 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WGU has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Utah for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of WGU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Western Governors University was 15.2%. This is the #482 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at WGU regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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