WGU Washington
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About WGU Washington

Featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams in their “What Works” segment, WGU is the recipient of the USDLA 21st Century Award for Best Practices in Distance Learning for 2014, awarded in recognition of their success in expanding access to higher education.

Become a highly competent, effective teacher prepared for the challenges of Washington classrooms with an online teaching degree from WGU Washington. You’ll benefit from lower tuition and superior programs intended to produce confident, competent teachers equipped with the skills and knowledge to succeed in the classroom. The WGU Washington Teachers College is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure from the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Whether you’re pursuing your bachelor’s or your master’s degree, WGU Washington offers the flexibility that fits your education into your life, and a strong support system to help you stay on track.

WGU Washington is an online, competency-based university. We emphasize mastery of essential skills and knowledge, instead of accumulating credit hours. Progress is based on passing rigorous assessments that measure your capabilities and competencies within your field of study. This approach to learning, coupled with online flexibility, makes WGU Washington a perfect choice for focused, hard-working Washington professionals.

With multiple degree programs in education, business, healthcare, and information technology, WGU Washington's rigorous yet flexible approach gives the university a unique advantage over other online programs. Here's what the WGU Washington advantage means to you:

  • An online assessment model that gives you flexibility and control over your education
  • A mentoring team committed to your success
  • A trusted, quality education. Through Western Governors University, WGU Washington is regionally accredited.
  • Affordable tuition, with the possibility of accelerated learning, that equals lower costs for your education

Challenging and efficient. These are the hallmarks of WGU Washington's competency-based approach. Learn more today.

Accreditation Statement

As part of Western Governors University, WGU Washington offers degree programs that are:

  • Regionally accredited. By the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities—the same accrediting body responsible for the accreditation of major institutions including the University of Washington and Washington State University.
  • NCATE accredited. WGU Washington offers NCATE-accredited teaching degree programs. NCATE is the premier specialized accrediting body for teacher preparation and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • CCNE accredited. The nursing programs at WGU Washington are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791).
  • CAHIIM accredited. WGU Washington’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
  • CNSS certified. WGU Washington's Information Security and Assurance program has been certified by the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation (IACE) Program.

A recent study from Georgetown University found that, on average, college graduates earn $1 million more in earnings over their lifetime. (Source: 2017 Study by Georgetown University)
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