ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A local college will hand out diplomas this weekend—even though none of the graduates has spent a single day in a classroom.
Western Governors University of Missouri was established last year as a non-profit, competency-based online university, and will graduate its first class on Saturday.
Chancellor Angie Besendorfer says a vast majority of their students are holding down full-time jobs.
“It’s designed for adults with some college and no degree who want to work hard and get that degree as fast as they can for the most affordable way,” she says.
The average age for a WGU graduate is 39 years old.
Gov. Jay Nixon will speak during tomorrow’s graduation ceremony on the UMSL campus.
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