Newly created WGU Advancement will raise funds to support the university’s mission and commitment to “reinvigorating the promise of higher education for all.”
Officials want to boost Indiana’s college attainment rate from 41 percent to 60 percent by 2025 and think targeting people who have shown an interest in school but never finished may be the fastest way to get there.
Western Governors University allows students to complete courses as fast as they want and take as many courses as they want a semester, all for the same per-semester fee. But universities in Indiana believe the style isn’t for everyone.
Gov. Mitch Daniels is still promoting the online college known as Western Governors University just months before he becomes Purdue University's new president.