N.C. Launches Online University

Two years after receiving a $2 million commitment from the state legislature, an online university formally launched its partnership with North Carolina government last week with an event headlined by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

The 2015 state budget included a $2 million allocation to Western Governors University, or WGU, even though it already had enrolled students in North Carolina. Sen. Chad Barefoot, a Wake Forest Republican, told WRAL at the time that the money would help forge relationships with other schools and hospitals to allow students to do practical learning and internships.

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