Today’s WGU North Carolina student body is quite diverse. WGU North Carolina has students across the entire state and serves active-duty military personnel and their spouses at overseas military installations. The average age of the WGU student is about 37 with an age range from the 20s to the 60s.
WGU North Carolina students come from urban, suburban, and rural areas. Most are working full-time or part-time jobs while they are students. Most students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree already have some college experience.
What Qualities Make a Good WGU North Carolina Student?
Independent and Self-Directed
At WGU North Carolina, there are no classrooms or professors in the traditional sense. You are, in large part, in control of your education. Your success is not dependent on others.
That said, you’re not left to your own devices. You’ll have the support of dedicated mentors who will make sure you have access to the resources you need to successfully complete your program. You’ll be connected with fellow students through chat rooms, message boards, and online learning communities.
Willing to Work Hard
Just because it's online doesn't mean your program is going to be easy. You'll have to work hard—in fact, successful students spend about 20 hours a week on average on their studies. You'll be more likely to succeed if you realize in advance that your program will be challenging.
Committed to Success
From WGU North Carolina you can expect a degree that’s relevant to your career, tuition that’s affordable, flexibility that fits your lifestyle, and a strong support system to help you get and stay on track.
But we can’t do it alone. We ask for your commitment in return. A commitment to work hard. To put in the hours that are needed. To stay focused. To keep at it. And ask for help when you need it.