Gov. Brian Sandoval approved a state version this week of Western Governers University, which a group of governors created in 1997 so that students could earn college credit for what they already knew and then advance faster in their education.
A $2 million grant from USA Funds will help launch Western Governers University Nevada, where tuition will be $3,000 every six months and students can advance at their own pace. Because of this flexible program, students can demonstrate competency in areas that they have prior experience or knowledge in and move on to what they don't know.
By creating a Nevada-based university, the state will be able to create greater awareness of this higher education option and help its residents finish their college education, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.