WGU Texas, UPGRADE Announce Partnership


SAN ANTONIO, March 18, 2019 — WGU Texas has partnered with UPGRADE, a San Antonio Education Partnership program, to provide employees with pathways to high-quality educational opportunities. Employees are eligible for a tuition discount and special scholarships.

UPGRADE is an extension of the Graduate! Network – a national network that connects adults to high-quality degrees and certificates and is the first and only state affiliate of the national network. Housed in the cafécollege, UPGRADE advisors provide one-on-one advising and case management to adults interested in the successful completion of their educational aspirations. WGU Texas is also an UPGRADE sponsor.

“WGU Texas is delighted to assist with UPGRADE employee development goals,” said Dr. Steven Johnson, WGU Texas Chancellor. “We look forward to providing new avenues to advance their education with bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.”

Under the terms of the partnership, all UPGRADE employees are eligible to receive a five percent tuition discount (for up to four academic terms) off WGU Texas’ flat-rate tuition of approximately $6,300 per year for most programs, and are eligible to apply for special scholarships, including the WGU Texas Institutional Partner Fund Scholarship. More information about the partnership is available at texas.wgu.edu/upgrade. 

About WGU Texas
WGU Texas is an online, nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand Texans’ access to higher education throughout the state. Formed through a partnership between the state of Texas and nationally-recognized Western Governors University, WGU Texas is open to all qualified Texas residents. The university offers more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the high-demand career fields of business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.

Degrees are granted under the accreditation of Western Governors University, which is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Teachers College programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).*

Learn more at texas.wgu.edu or call 1-877-214-7011.

*Western Governors University offers nursing programs that are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 5380, Washington, DC 20036, 202-877-6791). 

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