Western Governors University was initiated by Western governors in response to perceived needs in the marketplace and as a supplement to the traditional institutions. WGU offers competency-based credentials at a distance. Students are required to sit for assessments that measure their skills and competencies. The curriculum for each degree is defined by competencies rather than courses. The programs are particularly suited to non-traditional students who are unable to attend residential institutions.
Albrecht, Robert C.
"Western Governors University: University of the Future,"
Mid-Western Educational Researcher: Vol. 12:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/mwer/vol12/iss1/3