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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?

5,235 Undergraduate Awards
$26,299 Avg Cost After Aid
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered 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.

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Weber State University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

WSU has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#44 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#54 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at WSU.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Business/Managerial Economics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Romance Languages Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Other Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best East Asian Languages Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best American Sign Language Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Germanic Languages Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards WSU has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#5 Best Industrial Production Technology Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#6 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#8 Best English Language & Literature Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#15 Best Computer Science Associate’s Degree Schools Computer Science Degree
#52 Best Value Colleges for English Language & Literature College Factual
#71 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

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?

$26,299 Net Price
25% Take Out Loans
6.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of WSU is $26,299. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

11,444 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 27,465 undergraduate students at WSU, with 11,444 being full-time and 16,021 being part-time.

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

There are also 782 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 11,444 full-time undergraduates at WSU, 46% are male and 54% 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 220
Black or African American 206
Hispanic or Latino 1,325
White 8,524
International Students 297
Other Races/Ethnicities 872

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 Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 1,323 30 0 0 1,353
Nursing 0 327 364 0 52 743
Allied Health Professions 20 143 205 0 27 395
Computer Science 0 100 124 0 0 224
General Sales & Marketing 0 80 122 0 0 202
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 77 103 0 0 180
Business Administration & Management 0 0 71 15 84 170
Health Sciences & Services 0 142 0 0 0 142
Communication & Media Studies 0 13 101 0 24 138
Health & Medical Administrative Services 33 19 68 0 0 120
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 46 29 38 113
Industrial Production Technology 0 47 55 0 0 102
Public Health 0 0 57 0 38 95
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 13 69 0 9 91
Accounting 0 0 67 0 10 77
Romance Languages 0 49 28 0 0 77
General Psychology 0 0 68 0 0 68
Business/Managerial Economics 1 56 8 0 0 65
Human Development & Family Studies 0 6 59 0 0 65
Dental Support Services 0 30 35 0 0 65
Mechanical Engineering Technology 14 11 38 0 0 63
Physical Science Technicians 0 60 0 0 0 60
Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 0 0 56 0 0 56
Construction Management 0 24 26 0 0 50
Management Information Systems 0 10 29 5 0 44
Social Work 0 0 41 0 0 41
General English Literature 0 0 27 0 13 40
Writing Studies 7 0 29 0 0 36
Zoology 0 0 35 0 0 35
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 32 0 0 32
Mathematics 0 30 2 0 0 32
Design & Applied Arts 0 11 21 0 0 32
Health & Physical Education 0 0 31 0 0 31
Taxation 0 0 0 0 29 29
Computer Programming 29 0 0 0 0 29
Computer Systems Networking 0 15 14 0 0 29
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 25 0 0 25
Marketing 0 0 23 0 0 23
History 0 0 23 0 0 23
Computer Information Systems 0 0 21 0 0 21
Political Science & Government 0 0 21 0 0 21
Electrical Engineering 0 0 20 0 0 20
Geography & Cartography 7 0 11 0 0 18
Human Resource Management 0 0 17 0 0 17
Chemistry 0 0 17 0 0 17
Economics 0 0 17 0 0 17
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 16 0 0 16
Computer Software & Applications 0 7 9 0 0 16
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 6 10 0 0 16
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 7 9 0 0 16
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 12 0 0 16
Sociology 0 0 15 0 0 15
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 14 0 0 0 14
Mechanics & Repairers 0 13 0 0 0 13
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 13 0 0 13
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 12 0 0 12
Computer Engineering 0 0 4 0 7 11
General Engineering 0 11 0 0 0 11
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 11 0 0 11
Anthropology 0 0 11 0 0 11
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 9 0 0 9
Special Education 0 0 9 0 0 9
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 8 0 0 8
Business Support & Assistant Services 0 1 7 0 0 8
Music 0 0 8 0 0 8
Germanic Languages 0 3 4 0 0 7
Applied Mathematics 0 0 7 0 0 7
Physics 0 0 6 0 0 6
Other Education 0 5 0 0 0 5
East Asian Languages 0 5 0 0 0 5
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 4 0 0 4
Philosophy 0 0 4 0 0 4
General Education 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Engineering Technology 3 0 0 0 0 3
American Sign Language 0 3 0 0 0 3
Other Health Professions 0 0 3 0 0 3
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 0 2 0 0 0 2
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 2 0 0 2
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 1 0 0 1
Dance 0 0 1 0 0 1
Journalism 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gerontology 0 0 0 0 0 0
Archeology 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 114 2,670 2,451 49 331 5,615

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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