Indiana’s online, nonprofit university is celebrating its seventh anniversary. WGU Indiana, which has a current enrollment of 5,000, says it has granted degrees to 4,700 graduates since 2010.
WGU Indiana’s first graduating class seven years ago consisted of seven graduates. Chancellor Allison Barber, who has led the university since its launch, says "advanced education is a key factor in meeting Indiana’s pressing need for an expanded, qualified workforce. We’re eliminating unnecessary barriers for Hoosier adults who want to further their education and we are committed to offering innovative solutions to the workforce development challenges our state faces."
Over the last seven years, WGU Indiana says it has launched several degree programs designed to match statewide work force needs in STEM and tech sectors, Including health information management, cybersecurity and information assurance, data analytics and online software development. WGU Indiana offers a total of more than 50 undergraduate and graduate online degrees using a competency-based model.