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Western Governors University

Western Governors UniversityColumbus State Community College is a member of the Ohio Association of Community Colleges (OACC). As members, graduates and employees of Columbus State can enjoy the benefits of the Western Governors University transfer partnership with OACC.  Western Governors University is an online, non-profit institution that is regionally accredited. It utilizes the competency-based model of teaching and learning. Students can begin their education at WGU at any time and take as many classes as they desire in a six-month time span for one price.   Students may choose to transfer to WGU at anytime during their education.  For more information on the competency-based model and WGU, students are encouraged to click on the links below. 

OACC Agreement with WGU

OACC and WGU Partnership Website

Information about the OACC WGU Renewable Scholarship

Virtual Visit and Contact Information

To learn more information or speak to a representative about Western Governors University, please contact:
Phone: 866-225-5948

WGU hosts virtual information sessions four times per month for students from Ohio's community colleges.  If students are interested in participating in one of these sessions, please follow this link:

Want to learn more about WGU and its programs?  Check out their program recordings on here: and sign up for live presentations on these and other important topics related to transfer to WGU. 


Transfer Pathways
Link to pathways established between CSCC majors and WGU degrees.  Scroll down to bottom of pathways page to read the general information about CSCC-WGU pathways and credit transfer. 

Education Pathways
While CSCC and WGU do not have an express written pathway for education degrees through WGU, our students may choose to pursue the degrees through WGU.  Please use the links below for more information.

Information about WGU's Elementary Education degree:
Information about WGU's Special Education/Intervention degree:
Information about other education licensure degrees:

Each WGU student is guided through this process by their individual Mentor, who has a master’s degree and is an expert in the degree program that the student has chosen.