Cost accommodating classroom technology
I looked for about a year at various options to finish my 4 year degree and ultimately wanted something online that was flexible and reasonably priced.
I am a long time IT professional in my 40's with some certifications, lots of experience and a 2 year degree.
This means that if you already have the knowledge base through prior experience great!
WGU touts that it is a competency base learning program.
I completed this program in 1 and 1/2 years, but I spent all of my time after work writing papers and studying. When I didn't meet a goal or needed guidance, my advisor encouraged me and pushed me to continue progressing through the program. My advisor did a great job contacting me weekly or every other week to check on my progress. I typically had a goal already in mind to share with her. The students fail due to lack of adequate support in the content material and you get a four-year graduation rates of 7.3% and 14% graduation rate overall! So, what happens when the course material does not speak to the material on the exam and the student has nowhere to turn for clarification?