Graduate Program Overview

Western Governors University is a four-years, private (not-for-profit) school located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It offers graduate degree programs as well as undergraduate degree programs. For academic year 2021-2022, the average graduate school tuition & fees is $7,790. It offers thirty-five (35) graduate programs and some programs are offered through distance learning.
Graduate Programs Key Facts
School NameWestern Governors University
TypeFour-years, Private (not-for-profit)
Address4001 South 700 East Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT
Graduate School Students42,947 students
42,947 students enrolled online exclusively
Tuition & Fees (2021-2022)$7,790
Student to Faculty42:1 (2.38%)
Number of Graduate ProgramsTotal 35 Graduate Programs
29 Master's, 6 Post graduate certificates

2022 Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table and chart describe 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees at Western Governors University with tuition changes over the last 5 years. Each cost is an average amount over the offered programs. The tuition & fees is $7,790 for all students.
Data source: 2021-2022 tuition - NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: July 22, 2022)
2022 COATuition Trends
2022 Graduate School Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs
Books & Supplies$200
Room & Board$6,000 (Off-Campus)
Personal Expenses$1,000 (Off-Campus)
Off-Campus Total$14,990
Graduate Program Tuition Changes (2018-2022)
Tuition & Fees$6,790$7,790$7,790$7,790$7,790

Conferred Degrees and Graduate Programs by Major

Western Governors University offers Masters, Post-Bachelor's Certificate graduate degree/certificate programs through 35 major areas - 29 Master's (29 online programs), 6 Post-Bachelor'(6 online programs). The following table summarizes the total number of completers by degree and gender.
Total Number of Conferred Graduate Degree
Master'sDoctorate Post-Bachelor'sPost-Master's
Below, you can check major programs and concentration for each area of study with offered degrees and completers. ONLINE denotes the program offered by distance learning (online degree). You may want to see all graduate schools offering a major program by following the link on the title of the program.
Computer And Information Sciences
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences

Graduate Student Population

Total 147,866 students enrolled in Western Governors University including both undergraduate and graduate programs, with full-time and part-time status. In graduate schools, 42,947 students are enrolled to earn graduate degrees. By gender, it has 12,412 male and 30,535 female graduate students. All 42,947 graduate students are enrolled as full-time statusIt offers online degree programs and 42,947 students enrolled to earn their graduate degree through online exclusively.
Graduate Students Gender Distribution
Men Students12,412
Women Students30,535
Graduate Students Attending Status Distribution
Full-time Students42,947
Part-time Students-
By race/ethnicity 25,742 White, 4,250 Black, and 1,878 Asian students are attending at Western Governors University. The detail graduate enrollment distribution by race is shown in the below chart.
Graduate Students Race Distribution
American Indian /
Native American
Native Hawaiian /
Other Pacific Islander
Two or more races935
55 students are younger than 22 and 17,012 students are older than 65. The school has 9,952 students aged between 22 and 30 and 15,925 students aged 30 to 40.
Graduate Students Age Distribution
21 & Under55
40 & Over17,012
Distance learning, also called online education, is very attractive to students, especially those who want to continue education and work in the field. At Western Governors University, 42,947 students are enrolled exclusively in online courses and 0 students are enrolled in some online courses.
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment Distribution
Total Enrollment42,947
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses42,947
Enrolled in Some But Not All Online Courses0
Not Enrolled In Any Online Courses0
Graduate Distance Learning Enrollment By Student Location
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses42,947
Utah Resident2,739
Other State In U.S.40,127
Outside of U.S.81

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