Announcements and News

WGU Indiana is excited about our new partnership. Indiana’s oldest university, Vincennes, is now joining with Indiana’s newest university, WGU Indiana, to provide VU faculty and alumni with the opportunity to earn bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Recently, WGU Indiana's MBA program was ranked #3 in the state by Indiana Business Journal! This is up from the 2013 IBJ fourth place ranking. In addition to being the home to the third ranked MBA program in the state, WGU Indiana was ranked #4 in online degree programs by the 2014 IBJ Book of Lists!

As we close the calendar on another year, we wanted to take a look back at all the news stories that made 2014 such a banner year for WGU Indiana.

As a college graduate from a state school in Indiana, I did what most students do and started working full time. I wasn’t sure at the time if I was done with school or if the challenge of furthering my education was still a potential goal. What I did know was that student loan payments would start six months after graduation, and there would be no way to pay them without a full-time job.

Jody Sloan wanted to go further professionally to help his family, and to do that he had to grow academically. After doing research on MBA programs he zeroed in on WGU Indiana.

Sharon Alseth, WGU Indiana’s Administrative Assistant was just awarded the “Best Local Radio Newscaster” by Nuvo Magazine.

A story in last week’s USA Today shed light on the income increases that are the direct result of earning a college degree. The article highlighted that college graduates make roughly two times more, about $24,000 more, than those with only a high school degree.

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak at the New Directions in Online Learning conference in Boston. My topic was moving from a faculty-centered to student-centric institution. I described the WGU model and how we partner every student with a faculty mentor and detailed the customization of our efforts. I wish I would have had this new report, which names WGU as a “Best Value School” to share with the attendees.

Financial wellness can seem like wishful thinking to students. With student loans, the cost of living, and the hunt for employment heavy on your mind, personal finance goals get abandoned until a steady income is available. Pete the Planner is here to help!

On Friday, November 1, 2013 WGU Indiana celebrated its first nurses pinning ceremony. The cohort of six prelicensure BSN students were honored as they embarked on their professional nursing careers.

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