Nursing at Western Governors University
WGU is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and has a total student population of 136,139. Of the 9,573 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Western Governors University in 2019, 9,573 of them were nursing majors.
Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Nursing section at the bottom of this page.
WGU Nursing Degrees Available
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
- Master’s Degree in Nursing
Online Classes Are Available at WGU
Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.
For those who are interested in distance learning, WGU does offer online courses in nursing for the following degree levels:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
WGU Nursing Rankings
The following rankings from College Factual show how the nursing progam at WGU compares to programs at other colleges and universities.
Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.
Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings
The nursing major at WGU is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Nursing. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.
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|Best Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools||100|
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How Much Do Nursing Graduates from WGU Make?
The median salary of nursing students who receive their bachelor's degree at WGU is $73,300. This is 20% higher than $61,050, which is the national average for all nursing bachelor's degree recipients.
Nursing Student Demographics at WGU
Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the nursing majors at Western Governors University.
WGU Nursing Bachelor’s Program
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Governors University with a bachelor's in nursing.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||707|
|Hispanic or Latino||825|
WGU Nursing Master’s Program
Of the students who received a nursing master's degree from WGU, 75% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.
The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Western Governors University with a master's in nursing.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Students|
|Black or African American||262|
|Hispanic or Latino||196|
WGU also has a doctoral program available in nursing. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.
Concentrations Within Nursing
If you plan to be a nursing major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Western Governors University. A concentration may not be available for your level.
|Concentration||Annual Degrees Awarded|
|Other Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing||191|
Careers That Nursing Grads May Go Into
A degree in nursing can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for UT, the home state for Western Governors University.
|Occupation||Jobs in UT||Average Salary in UT|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||3,560||$104,770|
|Nursing Instructors and Professors||240||$78,360|
*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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