A Diverse, Successful Student Population
Today’s WGU Tennessee student body is quite diverse. WGU Tennessee has students in every part of the state and serves active-duty military personnel and their spouses at overseas military installations. The average age of the WGU Tennessee student is about 37 with an age range from the 20s to the 60s.
WGU Tennessee students come from urban, suburban, and rural areas. Most are working full-time or part-time jobs while they are students. Most students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree already have some college experience.
Who Makes a Good WGU Tennessee Student?
Independent and Self-Directed
At WGU Tennessee, there are no classrooms or professors in the traditional sense. You are in large part in control of your education. Your success is not dependent on others.
That said, you’re not left to your own devices. You’ll have the support of dedicated mentors who will make sure you have access to the resources you need to successfully complete your program. You’ll be connected with fellow students through chat rooms, message boards, and online learning communities.
Willing to Work Hard
Just because it's online doesn't mean your program is going to be easy. You'll have to work hardin fact, successful students spend about 20 hours a week on average on their studies. You'll be more likely to succeed if you realize in advance that your program will be challenging.
Committed to Success
From WGU Tennessee you can expect a degree that’s relevant to your career, tuition that’s affordable, flexibility that fits your lifestyle, and a strong support system to help you get and stay on track.
But we can’t do it alone. We ask for your commitment in return. A commitment to work hard. Put in the hours that are needed. Stay focused. Keep at it. And ask for help when you need it.
"I'm a working adult with a full-time job who was looking for a meaningful degree from a reputable organization. I wanted an education, not just an expensive piece of paper. WGU turned out to be the perfect choice for me.”
Bradford Bright, IT Student
"… I think if someone is motivated enough and they want it badly enough and they think they can’t do, you can do it. If I can do it, you can do it."
Christi Byrd, Business Graduate