Western Governors University announces graduates

Two Jackson County residents recently earned degrees from Western Governors University.

Jennifer Holtman of Seymour earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree, and Gwendolyn Wright of Seymour earned a Bachelor of Science in business management degree.

The online nonprofit university has graduated more than 178,000 students from across the country since its inception in 1997.

Since Jan. 2, the university has awarded 6,313 undergraduate and 4,975 graduate degrees. Graduates’ areas of study include business, K-12 education, information technology and health professions, including nursing.

The average time to graduation for those earning a bachelor’s degree was two years, three months, while the average time for graduate programs was one year, six months. The average age of those who graduated is 38.