Submitted by Western Governors University
Emily Mason, of Friday Harbor, earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City. The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 167,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.
WGU has recognized 5,617 undergraduate and 4,302 graduate degree recipients, who have completed their degrees since Oct. 2, 2019. 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, two months, while the average time to degree for graduate programs was one year, six months. The average age for those who graduated is 38 years old.