Nixon Touts Nonprofit Online University in New Ad

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(Press photo of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon)

(Press photo of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon)

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A nonprofit virtual college is getting another vote of confidence from Missouri’s chief executive.

Gov. Jay Nixon touts Western Governors University in a new television and radio ad airing in Columbia, St. Louis and other major media markets.

The online university was formed in 1997 by governors of states in the western U.S. It arrives in Missouri this year as Nixon and other officials try to increase college completion rates and boost Missouri’s graduation rate.

Western Governors University targets working adults and allows students to complete courses at their own pace.

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