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We are driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. WGU has flourished into a national university, serving 76,000 students from all 50 states.The university continues to open doors for adult learners who need flexibility to achieve their education and career goals. WGU’s innovative competency-based academic approach makes it possible, allowing individuals to fit their education into their lives, not the other way around.

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edsurge | March 20, 2020

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cnbc | April 24, 2020

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Istation | June 24, 2020

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BRAZILIAN COURSE CREATION PLATFORM TO BUY TEACHABLE TO GROW IN THE U.S.

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edsurge | March 20, 2020

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cnbc | April 24, 2020

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