WGU Launches Bachelor’s In Cybersecurity And Information Assurance

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To help meet the increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals in today’s workforce, Western Governors University (WGU), parent university of WGU Tennessee, is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (BSCSIA) degree program. This new program, which includes important industry certifications, will prepare students to use knowledge and experience in risk management and digital forensics to safeguard infrastructure and secure data through continuity planning and disaster recovery operations. “Cybersecurity is becoming an increasingly important industry, especially in Tennessee, where the need for technology expertise continues to grow,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, chancellor of WGU Tennessee. “The … Read More

WGU Tennessee Launches Program for Tennessee Promise Graduates

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WGU Tennessee, a nonprofit, online university formed through a partnership with the state, has announced the launch of its Fulfilling the Promise initiative. The campaign will encourage spring and summer community college graduates to sustain their academic momentum and pursue bachelor’s degrees. To jump-start the initiative, the university is offering a new scholarship – called the Fulfilling the Promise Scholarship – to provide up to 20 students with $2,000 toward a bachelor’s degree program at WGU Tennessee. Additionally, all spring and summer community college graduates who enroll with WGU Tennessee will receive a 5 percent tuition discount and $200 off … Read More

WGU Tennessee Awards More Than $1 Million in Scholarships

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WGU Tennessee, a nonprofit, online university formed by the Tennessee General Assembly in 2013 to support the Drive to 55, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarship funding to Tennesseans since its launch. “We’re dedicated to being an affordable education option for working adults, and we’re always thrilled when we’re able to offer scholarships and other incentives to Tennesseans,” said Dr. Kimberly Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. “We know from research released by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce that tuition cost is the top barrier for working adults who want to return to college, and as a state-endorsed university … Read More

New Master’s Degree Program From WGU Prepares Students To Meet the Challenges of Big Data

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Data is growing in complexity and volume, leaving organizations overwhelmed and scrambling to find the sophisticated tools and techniques needed to harness its value. Demand for high-level experts who can not only manage data, but also leverage it to provide actionable insights, has surged to unprecedented levels. To help address the growing demand, Western Governors University (WGU), parent university of WGU Tennessee, has launched a new Master of Science Data Analytics (MSDA) degree. Designed in collaboration with industry experts, the MSDA program provides experienced professionals with the advanced training they need to grow their careers and tackle the most complex … Read More

WGU Tennessee Reaches 3,000 Enrolled Students in Three Years

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WGU Tennessee – a nonprofit, online university launched as one of the initiatives in Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 effort – has reached 3,000 enrolled students after its third full year in the state. To celebrate reaching the goal, the state-endorsed university has created the “Good Things Come in Threes” scholarship. Up to 10 scholarships of $3,000 will be offered to students across Tennessee who want to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree from WGU Tennessee. “Reaching 3,000 enrolled students in just three years is a major milestone for WGU Tennessee, and I’d like to thank every member of … Read More

WGU Tennessee Celebrates Achievements of 556 Tennesseans

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WGU Tennessee celebrated the academic achievements of 556 Tennesseans from 70 counties today, 43 percent of whom are the first in their family to earn a degree. A total of 145 graduates walked in the commencement ceremony held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. “Many of these graduates probably thought this day would never come,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, chancellor of WGU Tennessee. “Each of them has worked extremely hard, balancing work and family commitments and still making time to earn their degree. As part of Drive to 55, our goal is to help Tennesseans … Read More

Back to School for Grown-ups: WGU Announces $200,000 in Scholarships

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It’s back-to-school time across the country, and as kids and young adults are returning to the classroom, many adult students are thinking about going back to school as well. To help busy adults take the leap in 2016, Western Governors University (WGU) – parent university of WGU Tennessee – is offering 100 Back-to-School Scholarships. The scholarships, worth up to $2,000 each, will be awarded to 100 new students who are accepted to WGU by the end of the year. To be considered, prospective students must have previously completed at least 20 college credits, be admitted to WGU, and submit a scholarship … Read More

Metro Government, WGU Tennessee Sign Letter of Agreement

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The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County has approved a letter of agreement with WGU Tennessee, the online, nonprofit university brought to the state as part of Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 initiative. Resolution 198 creates an official partnership whereby WGU Tennessee will offer tuition discounts to Nashville’s more than 9,200 Metropolitan Government employees should they choose to enroll. “This partnership with WGU Tennessee offers Metro employees a great opportunity to get their first or second degree in a learning environment that works around their schedule,” said Mayor Megan Barry. “We appreciate WGU Tennessee’s commitment to providing a … Read More

WGU Tennessee To Award Ten $10,000 “Tenn-K” Scholarships

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State-endorsed nonprofit university WGU Tennessee today announced it will award 10 Tennesseans $10,000 scholarships as part of its new “Tenn-K” Scholarship program. “WGU Tennessee was founded to set the gold standard for affordable, quality online education customized to the busy lives of working adults,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, WGU Tennessee chancellor. “The ‘Tenn-K’ Scholarship—in both its size and its name—reflects our commitment to helping more working adults in our state ‘go the distance’ and complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree in 2015.” The scholarship, which covers more than 80 percent of WGU Tennessee’s already-low tuition of $3,000 per term … Read More

WGU Named a Top School by Military Advanced Education for the 8th Consecutive Year

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For the eighth year in a row, nonprofit Western Governors University—parent university of WGU Tennessee—has been named a Top School by Military Advanced Education (MAE) in its upcoming 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities. The annual guide highlights institutions that provide the best educational options and fit for military service members, veterans, and their families. WGU was selected as a military-friendly school because it meets the needs of service members in areas such as affordability, flexibility, and online support services. WGU’s online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are approved for tuition assistance for active-duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel. Veterans … Read More