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Weber State University Overview

Weber State University is a public institution situated in Ogden, Utah. The city atmosphere of Ogden makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Weber State University Known For?

11,311 Full-Time Undergraduates
$11,832 Avg Cost After Aid
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at WSU.
  • In 2017-2018, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
  • After graduation, WSU bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $44,500 a year. That's about 9% more than their peers at other schools.

Weber State University Rankings

WSU landed the #1,290 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. Out of the 14 colleges in Utah, it is ranked at #9.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that WSU has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for WSU

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 286
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 518
Best Colleges for Diversity 869
Best Colleges for the Money 1,242
Best Colleges 1,290

Where Is Weber State University?

Location of Weber State University

Contact details for WSU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3850 Dixon Parkway Dr. Dept. 1031, Ogden, UT 84408-1031
Phone: 801-626-6000
Website: www.weber.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeberState
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeberStateU

How Do I Get Into WSU?

You can apply to WSU online at: www.weber.edu/admissions/studentapplication.html

Weber State University has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Weber State University?

25% Take Out Loans
6.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of WSU is $11,832. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for WSU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,992 $10,599 $12,727 $14,808 $15,276

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At WSU, approximately 25% of students took out student loans averaging $4,986 a year. That adds up to $19,944 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WSU is 6.6%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Weber State University Undergraduate Student Diversity

11,311 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27,111 undergraduate students at WSU, with 11,311 being full-time and 15,800 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  WSU

There are also 838 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,311 full-time undergraduates at WSU, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  WSU

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Weber State University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of WSU Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 215
Black or African American 191
Hispanic or Latino 1,305
White 8,431
International Students 315
Other Races/Ethnicities 854

Geographic Diversity

Utah students aren't the only ones who study at Weber State University. At this time, 40 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 68 countries are represented at WSU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, China, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Weber State University

2,912 Took All Classes Online
9,811 Took At Least One Class Online
5.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 8 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at WSU. In 2017-2018, 9,811 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at WSU has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 3rd most popular in Utah for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of WSU

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Weber State University was 5.7%. This is the #1,616 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at WSU regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of WSU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Allied Health Professions 4%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 8%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 5%
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 45%
Health Professions 3%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 8%
Liberal Arts General Studies 8%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at WSU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at WSU.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science #25
Computer Science #37
Health Sciences & Services #43
Allied Health Professions #69
Health & Medical Administrative Services #232
Computer & Information Sciences #272
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #348
Liberal Arts General Studies #348

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Weber State University Majors

In 2017-2018, Weber State University awarded 10,242 undergraduate degrees and 662 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Accounting 0 67 10 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 4 0 0
Allied Health Professions 143 205 27 0
American Sign Language 3 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 11 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 7 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 8 0 0
Botany/Plant Biology 0 9 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 71 84 0
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 7 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 56 8 0 0
Chemistry 0 17 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 77 103 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 13 101 24 0
Computer Engineering 0 4 7 0
Computer Information Systems 0 21 0 0
Computer Science 100 124 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 7 9 0 0
Computer Systems Networking 15 14 0 0
Construction Management 24 26 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 13 69 9 0
Dance 0 1 0 0
Dental Support Services 30 35 0 0
Design & Applied Arts 11 21 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 6 10 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 12 0 0
East Asian Languages 5 0 0 0
Economics 0 17 0 0
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 2 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 20 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 7 9 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 2 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 16 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 4 12 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 11 0 0
General Education 3 0 0 0
General Engineering 11 0 0 0
General English Literature 0 27 13 0
General Psychology 0 68 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 80 122 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 11 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 13 0 0
Germanic Languages 3 4 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 19 68 0 0
Health & Physical Education 0 31 0 0
Health Sciences & Services 142 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 25 0 0
History 0 23 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 6 59 0 0
Human Resource Management 0 17 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 47 55 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 1,323 30 0 0
Management Information Systems 10 29 0 0
Marketing 0 23 0 0
Mathematics 30 2 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 11 38 0 0
Mechanics & Repairers 13 0 0 0
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 56 0 0
Music 0 8 0 0
Nursing 327 364 52 0
Other Education 5 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 3 0 0
Philosophy 0 4 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 60 0 0 0
Physics 0 6 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 21 0 0
Public Health 0 57 38 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 1 0 0
Romance Languages 49 28 0 0
Social Work 0 41 0 0
Sociology 0 15 0 0
Special Education 0 9 0 0
Taxation 0 0 29 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 46 38 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 32 0 0
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 14 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 29 0 0
Zoology 0 35 0 0
Total 5,340 4,902 662 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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