At World Education University, we pride ourselves on achieving excellence in education. Our academic team comes from varied backgrounds and our professors have different academic specialties. But what they all have in common is a commitment to the belief that Education Should Be Free.  We invite you to get to know our schools and if you have the right academic qualifications, to join us.

WEU – We built it for YOU!


2012-12-01 Welcome to World Education University

Welcome to World Education University (WEU), a free, online higher education degree-granting institution!

We are dedicated to working toward global social equity through providing individuals worldwide with the opportunity to better their lives through a top-quality higher education.  It is our firm belief that there is nothing more important to the modern world than education. It elevates people from poverty, inspires solutions to global problems, transforms lives, is a force for peace, and creates a safer, healthier world for us all.

Please take advantage of this opportunity that is staffed with world-renowned professors and forward thinking thought leaders. World Education University represents a game-changing paradigm shift in the American and global education model by providing free education to all. We would love to hear your thoughts on our mission and our institution. We invite you to raise your own voice in the cause of a more socially just and equitable world and share WEU with everyone that you know.

Education Should Be Free,

Scott Hines, Co-Founder

President and COO


Curtis Pickering, Co-Founder

Chairman and CEO



2012-12-01 Two Reasons to Be Thankful for a Free Education

This time of year is a time to count your blessings and one thing to be thankful for in 2012 is the opportunity for a free higher education which can lift us up to a better, more secure, life and make the planet a healthier place to live. Here are two compelling reasons why free higher education is an idea whose time has come.

  1. College Grads Enjoy a Lifetime of Higher Earnings. It’s no secret that college graduates earn more than high school graduates. The National Center for Education Statistics reports that in 2010, young adults with a bachelor’s degrees earn more than twice as much as those with a high school diploma or its equivalent, and those with associate’s degrees also earn significantly more than high school graduates.
  2. College Grads Saddled with Debt Narrow Their Earnings Advantage. Despite their ability to earn more than twice the amount of their high school graduate counterparts, college grads significantly reduce their earnings advantage when they’re saddled with college debt.  In a 2010 Wall Street Journal article, Mark Schneider, a vice president of the American Institutes for Research, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington D.C., says that earnings estimates need to factor in student loan debt, which has “ballooned” from an average of $15,518 for a four-year degree in 1999 to $26,273 in 2010, and is continuing to increase at a rate higher than inflation.

So while the news is discouraging for those seeking degrees and diplomas from traditional higher education institutions today, the news is greatly encouraging for those interested in pursuing the alternative free, online education route. 

I’ve lifted myself up through higher education gained on scholarship and am thankful for that opportunity. Now, I’m happy to pay it forward through providing that same opportunity to others around the world who are motivated to improve their lives.

Education Should Be Free,

Curtis Pickering, Co-Founder

Chairman and CEO



Learning is about discovery. In this area, you will find unique information, short learning modules, gaming, assessments, links to educational resources and other learning experiences that might spark your creativity or peak your curiosity. The content in our discovery zone is not part of the official WEU curriculum and is often created by third parties.

About WEU

WEU is about more than just taking online courses for college credit or to earn a degree. We believe that learning is part of the human experience, whether a degree is your personal goal or not.

As a result, WEU offers a variety of online vocational training programs, enrichment classes and corporate training programs to help you learn virtually anything you want to learn. WEU aims to create a variety of programs to help you explore the world you live in, improve yourself, increase your job opportunities and become a better global citizen.

At WEU, learners come first. You are the client. Not all colleges and universities place that kind of emphasis on meeting the needs of students. But at WEU, WE built it for YOU. That’s why we are consistently engaging in conversation with our learners to make sure we are developing the courses and degree programs you need to find better employment, to increase your proficiency or to simply provide a place where you can enjoy learning for the sake of learning. All we ask is that you find a way to give back. Take this gift of free education, and do GOOD IN THE WORLD

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This is your lifelong education journey, and we’re here to facilitate that – free of charge. Anyone can learn with WEU. Simply sign up. It’s fast, easy and fun.

Our University is organized around seven schools which can be found HERE.

For a complete list of our current academic offerings, view our Course Catalog HERE

WEU Faculty

At WEU, we pride ourselves on achieving excellence in education. Our academic team comes from varied backgrounds and our professors have different academic specialties. But what they all have in common is a commitment to the belief that Education Should Be Free.  We invite you to get to know our team and if you have the right academic qualifications, to JOIN US.

WEU – We built it for YOU! 


WEU consistently partners with the private sector to ensure our courses are relevant to today’s job market and that our students graduate with the essential skills to be successful in the 21st century workforce. If your company has a specific need, contact our academic team and let’s discuss how we can design curriculum for your industry’s needs.

The free education offered by WEU is subsidized by partnerships with advertisers, sponsors, publishing companies and other revenue sources. Click on one of the links to the left to learn how you can partner with WEU.

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