SALT LAKE CITY — The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU). The online, nonprofit university held commencement ceremonies this year to celebrate the graduation of more than 22,000 students from across the country.
WGU has recognized 13,244 undergraduate and 8,930 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees in the last six months. Their areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. The average time to graduation for those earning a bachelor’s degree was two years, four months, while the average time to degree for graduate programs was one year, seven months.