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Western Governors University Reviews of Bachelor's in Accounting

43 Reviews

Locations:   Salt Lake City (UT) 

Annual Tuition: $7,452

71% of students said this degree improved their career prospects
63% of students said they would recommend this program to others
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Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Accounting

Student Reviews - Bachelor's in Accounting

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Reviewed: 6/10/2022

Degree: Accounting

If you are just trying to check a box for education, WGU is probably a great choice. I felt that the instructors were pretty much doing this as their side gig and also did not find them very helpful when I had questions. They just seemed like maybe I was taking too much of their energy with an occasional question or need. It always cracked me up how they would not help me, but would tell me that if I needed anything else to be sure and contact them. Overall, pretty lame. The last straw was just the... Read More

Jerry S.

Reviewed: 3/17/2020

Degree: Accounting

First off, let me state that in my opinion, most of the people who complain about this school are unable to make it all the way to graduation and then give WGU a fair review. Again, in my opinion, these complainers came to the school expecting a pay-for-degree hand-holding online business transaction. Newsflash: WGU IS A REAL UNIVERSITY, and will put you through the wringer to really make you earn your degree. This is exactly the way I want it, because rough programs like WGU's demand respect. Granted... Read More


Reviewed: 1/26/2020

Degree: Accounting

Words that are thrown around regarding success at WGU: motivated, self-starter, independent learner, competency. These are pretty indicative of what people need to convince themselves about themselves to succeed as they go through a course of study at this school. It’s also what you are told in advance before you start. It’s bootstrap baloney or kool-aid, but if it works for you, I think that’s great. You’ll maybe, possibly do very well, but please let’s not imply that people who cut their losses... Read More

Don't do it!

Reviewed: 12/14/2019

Degree: Accounting

The comments in here about the lack of support for their Accounting program is absolutely TRUE! When I signed up for this school over 2 years ago, I was told there were excellent on-line texts and supporting resources, including live and recorded cohorts for all classes. It is NOT true. Most of the Accounting program classes have zero cohorts to one or two outdated recordings with outdated info. The "course instructors" or "mentors" or whatever they call them this month can't even do the problems... Read More

Jerry S.

Reviewed: 12/11/2019

Degree: Accounting

I encourage anyone with even a passing curiosity to learn the history of this non-profit university founded by state governors. The WGU Business degrees are ACBSP accredited, the course of study is rigorous, and the core exams that comprise the degree can be more difficult than at a traditional college. The mentors are helpful, and most of the course instructors are quick to help and extremely knowledgeable. Of course there are a few who should not be there, but you can say that about any school.... Read More

Jimmy G

Reviewed: 9/10/2019

Degree: Accounting

While I really excelled at WGU, it is not for everyone. At WGU, you are responsible for your own success- you have plenty of resources available, but you are required to teach yourself the material. In the Business Department- many of the classes have live or prerecorded "lectures" to help you, but in order to pass the class you will still need to review the material. WGU's setup is perfect for working adults who already have experience in the workplace, as you will have already learned about many... Read More


Reviewed: 9/7/2019

Degree: Accounting

I love love love! Western Governors University. I love the concept; that some students would benefit from a competency based education presented with legitimate instruction, effective support and professional staff. I love my student mentor, Audrey, and her persistence in making sure I completed my classes on continued my education. I don't believe I would have completed the program without her. I love the idea that my ability to complete a course isn't determined by preset semesters or quarters... Read More

Don't Do WGU

Reviewed: 4/5/2019

Degree: Accounting

Myself and many others have been struggling along at WGU because the support for the accounting program stinks. The professors are called Course Mentors and really just answer questions about the study guide and occasionally conduct a live "cohort" which is just them talking about, well, pretty much nothing. Their standard answer is that they can't get specific because they don't even know what's on the exam because they don't make it up. You try to make appointments with Course Mentors when you... Read More

Live and Learn

Reviewed: 4/4/2019

Degree: Accounting

Please read what others say about this school for their Accounting Degree. It is so true that the support for the required classes are just not there. You are basically teaching yourself these concepts. Reading horrible textbooks, listening to what they call "cohorts" that are a joke with little to no value in the content. The Course Mentors or Instructors or whatever they are calling them this month are really just not very helpful. Remember that old saying, "You get what you pay for" because it... Read More

Theresa J Williams

Reviewed: 1/22/2019

Degree: Accounting

I needed additional finantial assistance and thought Going to school was going to be a great way for me to supplement my income. I later found out WGU has what they call the responsible borrowers initiative. Which In a nut shell If you have already over X amount of dollars in student loan debt they will not allow you To borrow loans. I believe That it should be the student's choice if they need to borrow student loans not the schools. This is pretty frustrating for me because I'm a single mom and... Read More

Mark from MO

Reviewed: 1/3/2019

Degree: Accounting

The accounting department course instructors are unresponsive and not helpful at all. One accounting dept. instructor (Bryan Dixon) promised on three occasions additional study material for Taxation 2 but failed to get the information to me. The tests for Taxation 1, 2 and Managerial Acctg. are not written by the same company that writes their tests. The pre-assessments have a massive disconnect between info learned from the text and videos vs the final assessments. The course instructors are not... Read More

Adult Accounting Major in search of a degree

Reviewed: 12/27/2018

Degree: Accounting

I am finishing up my third term at WGU and will graduate next year (Dec 2019) with a Bachelor of Science, Accounting degree. This is not a degree program for the freshly graduated high school student. Its a degree for a busy, working adult that is competent but needs the piece of paper to prove it. Im not the type of person that enjoys lectures and homework. I want to learn the material, test and move on. If this sounds like you, WGU, Accounting is perfect.

Go somewhere else, they do not care about students success

Reviewed: 9/5/2018

Degree: Accounting

Wgu does not care about students walking across the stage and being proud of what they have achieved. I called the student services about the graduation ceremony and they told me that they would choose where the most students graduate and not care for other students that may have to drive 2-8 hours on the road to attend it. This is crazy and now I may never walked across the stage because WGU is selfish and just money hoarders. I would go somewhere else that respects students walking across the stage.... Read More


Reviewed: 4/12/2018

Degree: Accounting

My course mentor and student mentor could not agree on my sequence of classes. I had to retake an exam and on my third attempt I could not get it approved due to the disagreements. Also they felt I had test anxiety so I had to meet with their psychologist. I felt I had to jump thru so many hoops, and that they had more control over my progress then a normal schedule in other universities. The school may be cheaper but I was beyond frustrated and stressed about not finishing in the term allotted due... Read More


Reviewed: 3/27/2018

Degree: Accounting

The Bachelor's of Science in Accounting at WGU was absolutely outstanding. WGU, as whole, is a fantastic school for anyone, but especially if you are a non-traditional student with a busy work and life schedule. It deserves all the praise and more that it gets--much more. The accounting program at WGU is very thorough, and the bottom line people want to hear--I was able to get a job with my degree. I was actually hired as an accountant seven months before I finished the accounting program at WGU.... Read More

NiteSlick K.

Reviewed: 1/1/2018

Degree: Accounting

I wanted to point out that this was a very difficult school to complete classes. I thought a new wave of learning and using a competency based approach was useful for us as students, but I hate to say it, I was completely and undeniably wrong. It absolutely didn't work for me at all. The school has two ways of giving credits for courses, it's either an objective assessment (multiple choice questions) or a performance based assessment (rubric / analytical / essay questions). I was in the accounting... Read More


Reviewed: 11/28/2017

Degree: Accounting

I was able to transfer my associates degree and then get 2 years of school done in 6 months! Totally have to be a self starter but it got the job done and helped me get a great job. Considering going back to get my masters degree here soon! I would highly recommend this school.


Reviewed: 11/15/2017

Degree: Accounting

I attended WGU for about a year under the BS accounting program. I completed 12 classes towards that degree, then I made it to Inter. Acct 1 and it stopped me right in my tracks. I have an associates in accounting and work in accounting. However, given my past experience and education for accounting I was not able to make it through that program. I have now dropped out and will try to go back for the BSMG degree next year. So is WGU a good school? Overall I was pleased with the school. I hate I wasn't... Read More


Reviewed: 10/23/2017

Degree: Accounting

I would not do this school because they cannot get my accommodations right and tried to find other alternatives. The only solution is that I retake the test again, which was not helpful and did not resolve the issue. The test proctors are a joke and do not follow rules especially when it comes from disabled students. This school is unstructured and does not respect their students especially when it comes to accommodations. If you do not believe me, try it out for a while and you will see the truth.... Read More


Reviewed: 9/11/2017

Degree: Accounting

I see all kinds of complaints about this program. I found it challenging and informative. I am in my last class and then my capstone project and I am done! I have several other degrees so I have some experience with school. You must be a self-starter and have good time management skills. My mentor has been great. Some of the course mentors are better than others but you find that in any school. Great place to earn a degree on your time. Just now starting a job search and we shall see how it is received.... Read More


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