WGU Indiana


WGU Indiana,, is an online university for the 21st century.


Created by the state in partnership with national Western Governors University, we are driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs. WGU Indiana opens doors for adult learners who need flexibility to achieve their education and career goals. WGU Indiana’s innovative competency-based academic approach makes it possible, allowing individuals to fit their education into their lives, not the other way around.

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Degrees in tech from WGU Indiana offer more than a diploma

Tech workers and employers alike must stay up-to-date on the latest skills and trends. Universities can provide access to new kinds of knowledge and practical skills to help employees be prepared for the tech ecosystem, who can then bring the latest techniques to their employers. Keeping up to date, however, can be an expensive proposition.

Universities across Indiana help build and grow the tech ecosystem

While many parts make up our Indy tech ecosystem, universities across the state offer important pieces toward the development of new and innovative tech. Serving as a cradle for many startups, universities provide connections, talent, support and more to students and researchers launching their ideas. Along with helping new businesses begin, universities help inventors and

WGU Indiana announces scholarships for women in tech

Talent is one of the most important ingredients of our tech ecosystem. Filling that talent pipeline requires multiple approaches, such as skilling up new grads and career changes or helping professionals level up to leadership and management roles. The opportunities to make those career jumps, however, is often limited by one’s educational background. WGU Indiana takes

WGU Indiana is obsessed with student success

Thirty-seven million Americans have some college experience but no degree. In Indiana alone there are 750,000 people who were able to start on a path to a degree but for one reason or another weren’t able to finish college. “They are full-time employees, mothers and fathers, people just like you and me who value education

3 ways to skill-up your own tech talents

Accelerate and preserve your tech skills Indiana’s technology industry is growing and transforming into something bigger and better. With technology and tech-enabled businesses in sectors such as healthcare, IT security, manufacturing and marketing constantly looking to hire highly skilled workers to accelerate their growth, even workers already in the industry are looking to “skill-up” their tech

WGU Launches Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Graduate Degree Program

Technology will forever change and adapt as our society and individual needs change, but one important piece of the puzzle has lagged behind — cybersecurity. National and global news outlets report on cyber attacks daily, showing the holes our technology has created in how personal and corporate data is managed. Getting ahead of the curve

The Best Value on Cyber Monday is a Degree from WGU Indiana

Are you getting inundated with Cyber Monday deals and discounts already? As the Chancellor of WGU Indiana, Indiana’s online university, believe me when I say that I know “Cyber!” And, as a consummate shopper — the type who gets up at 4 a.m. to shop on Black Friday — I also know a good deal! A

20 Reasons Why WGU Indiana Is Growing and Earning Its Reputation as the ‘Higher Education Disruptor’

More than 700,000 Hoosiers have some college but no degree. That’s like almost the entire population of Indianapolis fighting with one arm tied behind their backs. Going back to school and/or seeking advanced degrees is already a tough sell for many busy adults with full-time jobs and responsibilities, but the thought of going into debt

Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Getting ‘Schooled’ by WGU Indiana Chancellor

WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber will be speaking about technology’s role in higher education today at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show® in Las Vegas. Nationwide, there are more than 37 million working adults with some college but no degree, creating a critical shortage of skilled and credentialed workers. Barber, who will participate in a

WGU ranked as one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

  Indiana’s eighth state university recognized with Nike, Apple and Coca-Cola INDIANAPOLIS (March 4, 2013) – Since its inception in June 2010, WGU Indiana has become known for its innovative model and approach to educating Hoosier adults, and it now has the ranking to substantiate it. In this month’s issue of Fast Company magazine, Western

WGU Indiana’s 2nd Anniversary: Celebrating early success helping Hoosiers complete their college degrees

In Indiana, we have set a goal of reaching higher in building a well-educated workforce. With growing national and international competition, the economic well-being of our citizens and our state is increasingly tied to this goal. Yet, unfortunately, Indiana ranks a dismal 40th in terms of college attainment, according to the Lumina Foundation. This is

The Top 10 Questions I’ve Heard as Chancellor of WGU Indiana

By Allison Barber Chancellor WGU Indiana   WGU Indiana is celebrating its two-year anniversary this month. The university is helping over 2,600 students either finish their bachelor’s degree or earn a master’s degree. During the past two years WGU Indiana has had students or graduates in all 92 counties of the state. In this piece,