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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
0% change from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
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2016 Enrolled Students
100% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
15 Graduates


The median tuition at Western Governors University is $5,780, which is $26,430 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,115.

In 2016, 35% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 59% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Western Governors University has a total enrollment of 84,289 students. The full-time enrollment at Western Governors University is 84,289 students and the part-time enrollment is N/A. This means that 100% of students enrolled at Western Governors University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Western Governors University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 71.7% White, 9.3% Black or African American, 8.32% Hispanic or Latino, 3.78% Asian, 2.95% Two or More Races, 0.72% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.59% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Western Governors University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (35%), followed by White Male (19.5%) and Black or African American Female (4.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (11.5%), followed by White Male (5.67%) and Black or African American Female (1.76%).

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In 2016, 5,662 more women than men graduated from Western Governors University. The majority of students graduating from Western Governors University are White. These 12,758 graduates mean that there were 12.6 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,016 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Western Governors University is Registered Nursing with 4,753 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 1,405 graduates and Elementary Education & Teaching with 585 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Western Governors University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 3,588 graduates, followed by Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services with 1,665 graduates and Health with 6,218 graduates.


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Western Governors University has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.76M (N/A), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Western Governors University had a total expenditure of $334M. Of that $334M, they spent $155M on salaries and $25.4M on benefits.

Western Governors University employs 1,594 No academic ranks, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Western Governors University are Female No academic ranks (1,237), Male No academic ranks (357), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Western Governors University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 748 employees, Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 194 employees, and Management with 120 employees.



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