Two locals earn WGU degrees

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The following local residents have earned a degree from Western Governors University (WGU).

Beverly Leach, of Cassville, has earned a Master of Science, Accounting degree.

Kallie Bateman, of Exeter, has earned a Bachelor of Science, Nursing degree.

The online, nonprofit university has graduated over 178,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.

Since January 2, 2020, WGU has awarded 6,313 undergraduate and 4,975 graduate degrees. Graduates' 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 2 years, 3 months, while the average time for graduate programs was 1 year, 6 months. The average age of those who graduated is 38 years old.