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As an online, nonprofit university, WGU Tennesse offers accredited, competency-based degree programs in health professions (including nursing), business, information technology, and teacher education.
Through Western Governors University, WGU Tennessee’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, 202-887-6791). An autonomous accrediting agency supported by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), CCNE’s mission is to ensure the quality and integrity of U.S. baccalaureate and graduate degree programs that educate nurses. CCNE is one of two national nursing accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
WGU’s Health Informatics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
The WGU Teachers College received unconditional accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). WGU is the first exclusively online university to receive NCATE accreditation for its degree programs that lead to teacher licensure.
Out of 2,400 programs nationwide, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) recently ranked WGU’s secondary math education program was ranked #1 in the nation and WGU’s elementary education program #16.
WGU Tennessee is a nonprofit online university. What does this mean for you? Very affordable tuition. In fact, WGU Tennessee is half the cost of other online universities.
While our low, flat-rate tuition is designed to make a college degree affordable, there are times responsible borrowing is still a good choice. WGU Tennessee is approved to offer federal financial aid to those who qualify.
WGU Tennessee also maintains a robust scholarship program through the generosity of corporations, foundations, and special government appropriations. Visit the scholarship page to see a current list of open scholarships.
WGU Tennessee’s rigorous, competency-based approach is ideally suited to self-directed learners ready to earn a degree and advance their career. Unlike traditional and other online universities, WGU Tennessee doesn’t award degrees based on seat time. Instead, you earn your degree by demonstrating your competence in your field. Through independent study and the use of learning resources, you master the essential skills and knowledge necessary for success.
If your schedule demands flexibility, WGU Tennessee is for you. In most cases, you will access course material and study independently at the time and place you choose. You can progress at a pace that enables you to earn a college degree while managing your career, your family, and life’s other challenges. Our self-paced approach allows for extensive personalization of your program so it fits into your busy schedule.
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