RALEIGH — Not that long ago the decision on what to do after college was pretty black and white -- you either get a job, join the military, attend technical school or apply to a four-year university.
Now, fast forward a few decades, and we’re in the age of technology, where you can earn a degree with the click of a button.
A university founded back in 1995 by a group of governors has now expanded to offer classes in North Carolina. Western Governors University is a non-profit, online school, that is competency-based. That means you can work through the program as fast or slow as you need.
Spectrum News Anchor Caroline Blair sat down the WGU-NC’s Chancellor, Catherine Truitt, for an In Depth look at the university. She says the concept is fairly new, and caters towards those working and others already in the current field wanting a degree.
The online school offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in education, nursing, information technology and business and markets itself as an affordable alternative.
For more details, watch our two part interview with Chancellor Truitt, and visit the school’s website for additional information on classes, costs, accreditation and scholarships.