SALT LAKE CITY, June 14, 2019,/PRNewswire/ — For the 11th consecutive year, Western Governors University (WGU) presented Utah’s Best of State medal for “Best Online Education.” WGU’s Vice President of Student Experience Natalie Murray commonplaces the medal at the Best of State Awards Gala at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Wednesday, June 12.
“WGU promises to provide a flexible, personalized, cheap schooling based totally on actual-international competencies to help extra students obtain their desires for a degree—the ultimate path to career achievement and higher lifestyles,” stated WGU President Scott Pulsipher. “Over the beyond 22 years, with Utah as our headquarters, WGU has thrived; thank you largely to the expertise we’ve been capable of hire within the country and the assist we have obtained as part of the Utah network. As WGU continues to grow nationwide, we can retain to have a special connection to Utah and will stay a lively corporate citizen, offering employment and academic possibilities.”
Since its founding in 1997 by way of 19 U.S. Governors, together with former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, WGU has grown right into a nationally identified online university with more than 115,000 college students and extra than 146,000 graduates in all 50 states. The college provides employment and better schooling possibilities for many Utah residents, with 1,837 hired, extra than 11,000 graduated, and more than 7,500 students presently enrolled within the Beehive State. Presented annually, the Best of State awards apprehend terrific organizations and organizations in Utah. Nominations are reviewed with the aid of more than a hundred judges. They are evaluated primarily based on 3 regions: fulfillment within the discipline of the undertaking, innovation or creativity, and contribution to enhancing the nice of life in Utah.
Established in 1997 by using 19 U.S. Governors with a mission to expand get admission to exceptional, low-priced higher training, online, nonprofit WGU now serves extra than 115,000 students nationwide and has extra than 141,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation because the kingdom’s leading competency-primarily based university, WGU, has been recognized by way of the White House, country leaders, employers, and students as a version that works in postsecondary schooling. In just 22 years, the university has become a main effect in converting the lives of individuals and families and making ready the personnel wanted in the state-of-the-art unexpectedly evolving financial system. WGU is accepted via the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, named one among Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and has been featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and The New York Times.
All over the world, the number of humans in college at the special levels takes pyramidal form. There are large numbers on the essential, but as the development, the numbers lower, leaving only a few in better training. In America, some sixty-five million college students had been predicted to enroll from K to K12 within the fall of 2015. In the same length, it changed into anticipated that 20.2 million would be attending Colleges and Universities. It is anticipated that 25% of fresh excessive college students inside the U.S.A cannot graduate. For sparkling college students who enter schools or universities, 1 out of 3 is likely no longer make it to 2nd yr. This dropout rate hinders countrywide development because many people no longer acquire the total education they need to be purposeful in society. National development would be highly fostered if extra adults get hold of education so that they turn out to be practical in society.