Wright Graduate University was established in 2006 by Drs. Bob Wright, Judith Wright, and Michael Zwell to offer graduate degrees in the emerging fields of leadership and coaching. This institute of higher learning offers future leaders and executives the tools to develop leadership skills to encourage, support, motivate, and inspire their employees and colleagues, creating positive change and success in organizations and companies.
Wright Graduate University (WGU) is committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and values, where the students’ experience is positive, personalized, and supportive. Because WGU provides access to a broad range of programs and classes, we have earned a reputation for excellence, discovery, and knowledge. WGU’s broad range of classes in scholar-practitioner programs are renowned for focusing on the unique educational and professional development needs of adult students. Working adults from all over the country are achieving their academic goals while balancing the demands of full-time jobs, family, and community responsibilities. Graduates may apply their education to their jobs and professions while they learn on WGU’s innovative virtual technology system.
WGU prides itself on making a higher and professional education available to everyone, with an array of innovative, diverse, and rigorous course offerings that will challenge, inspire, and motivate students to achieve their goals of a new beginning, a higher education, and even a new career path. Wright Graduate University is a positive step in the right direction. The common thread in all WGU’s course offerings and certificates is, “Education as it should be.”
Wright Graduate University is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) acquired and founded in 2006 by The Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential. This was the founder’s, Drs. Bob Wright, Judith Wright, and Michael Zwell, goal to develop transformational leaders and give them the tools and a specialized graduate degree focusing on interpersonal and professional skills.
In 2012 WGU’s inaugural graduates walked the stage, paving the way for future graduates and leaders. In early 2013 the institution received its initial accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges & Schools (ACICS). In 2014 it became eligible to administer Title IV Federal Student Aid to students who qualify.
Since 2017, Wright Graduate University has been accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and has been in good standing with Wisconsin Education Approval Board (EAB) since 2008. WGU has received State authorization or exemption through the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) (https://www.nc-sara.org/) to participate in a reciprocal state-level authorization for postsecondary distance education nationwide.
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Accreditation: Wright Graduate University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education (CHEA). Wright Graduate University business programs have received specialized accreditation through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). See complete accreditation and recognition details here.