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Western Governors University

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Western Governors University is a university based in Salt Lake City, UT that was founded in 1997. As of 2019 they had $855 million in revenue and $464 million in assets.

Western Governors University is an online university driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs.

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Program areas at Western Governors University

Established as a non-profit entity in 1997 by 19 u.s. Governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable, online higher education, Western Governors University (wgu) now serves more than 121,000 students nationwide and has more than 175,000 graduates with representation from all 50 states. The nation's leading competency-based University, wgu has been recognized by the white house, state leaders, employers, and students for innovation and focus on students. Wgu is accredited by the northwest commission on colleges and universities.

Form 990s for Western Governors University

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-06Aug 26, 2020990View PDF
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Sep 27, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 5, 2016990View PDF
...and six more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Western Governors University

Total grants, contributions, etc.$16,198,049
Program services$828,540,953
Investment income and dividends$8,511,798
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,090,091
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,491,179
Total revenues$855,832,070

Vendors for Western Governors University

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Tanner LLCTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-08-26
██████ ███Web Marketing; Software$24,483,4492019-10-23
██████Fundraising software2019-10-20
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2019-10-20
█████Marketing software2019-10-20
███ █████ ███Media Management$57,784,4342019-06-01
████████ ███Learning Resources$8,501,5062019-06-01
████████ ███████████ ███Advertising$6,539,7222019-06-01
...and 11 more vendors

Personnel at Western Governors University

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
David GrowChief Financial Officer$364,479May 30, 2019
Patrick PartridgeVice President of Marketing / Chief Marketing Officer$344,030Aug. 30, 2018
██████ ██████Chief Technology Officer$297,230Aug. 30, 2018
█████ ██████████Vice President of Marketing$294,504June 30, 2018
████ ███████Vice President of Accounting / Controller-Nov. 9, 2019
█████ █████Vice President , Institutional Research$242,232Oct. 17, 2018
███████ ██████Vice President of State Operations$257,169June 30, 2018
███████ ████████Past Chief Information Officer$206,850June 30, 2018
██████ ██████████President Emeritus and Trustee$1.1 millionJune 30, 2018
█████ ██████Past Vice President , Portfolio Strategy and Program Development$230,322July 27, 2018
...and six more key personnel

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