Nevada – WGU Nevada, a nonprofit, online, competency-based university aimed at expanding access to higher education for Nevadans, announced it has opened its office headquarters at the Innevation Center at 6795 S. Edmond St. in Las Vegas.
“I am excited to work in such an innovative and collaborative environment near local startups, nonprofits, and SUPERNAP partners,” said WGU Nevada Chancellor Dr. Spencer D. Stewart.
WGU Nevada offers more than 50 accredited bachelor’s or master’s degrees in fields critical to building Nevada’s economy: business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing.
“We are extremely excited to support the expansion of Western Governors University into Nevada. The Innevation Center was started by Rob Roy to move Nevada forward into the innovation economy through education and we could not be more proud to support WGU,” stated Adam Kramer, VP of Strategy, Switch.
About WGU Nevada
WGU Nevada is an online, nonprofit, competency-based university established to expand Nevadans’ access to higher education throughout the state. Formed through a partnership between the state of Nevada and nationally recognized Western Governors University, WGU Nevada is open to all qualified Nevada residents. The university offers more than 50 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)*.
In addition to WGU Nevada, there are five other WGU state-based, state-endorsed universities: WGU Indiana, established in June 2010; WGU Washington, established in April 2011; WGU Texas, established in August 2011; WGU Missouri, established in February 2013; and WGU Tennessee, established in July 2013.
For more information, visit the WGU Nevada website, nevada.wgu.edu, or call 877-214-7005.
*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).