WGU to Keep Tuition Flat

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WGU Indiana has announced it will not raise tuition for the upcoming academic year. The online university says the rate hasn't changed since the school was launched in 2010.

August 20, 2013

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- As the cost of higher education continues to increase nationwide, WGU Indiana announces it will not raise tuition for a fourth straight year. The online university has kept its tuition at $6,000 per year since its inception in 2010, making it an affordable option for those looking to go further in their education.

WGU Indiana offers more than 50 accredited bachelor's and master's degree programs in business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions including nursing.

"Degree attainment is extremely important in today’s economy as college degrees play an instrumental role in helping working adults move forward in their careers," WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber said. "We are committed to providing an affordable, flexible education option designed to meet the needs of Indiana’s adult learners—another year of steady tuition rates will help us achieve this mission."

WGU's innovative, competency-based education model, which earned the university a spot in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013, measures learning rather than the time a student spends in a classroom seat. Students earn their degrees by demonstrating mastery of subject matter, completing coursework online at any time convenient to their lives. Designed to meet the needs of adult learners, competency-based education allows students to take advantage of prior learning and experience to move quickly through material they already know so they can focus on what they still need to learn.

To learn more about WGU Indiana, call 877-214-7014 or visit indiana.wgu.edu.

About WGU Indiana

WGU Indiana is the state’s nonprofit, online university established by the State of Indiana to expand access to higher education for Indiana residents. Using a competency-based model that allows students to proceed at their own pace and curriculum developed with input from leading employers, WGU Indiana offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Education, Information Technology and Healthcare Professions, including Nursing. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized WGU Indiana in its Reaching Higher, Achieving More agenda for its excellence in academic quality. The university was also recognized as one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013.

Source: WGU Indiana