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Webster University Overview

Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, Webster University is a private not-for-profit institution. Webster is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is Webster University Known For?

768 Undergraduate Awards
$35,522 Avg Cost After Aid
54% Acceptance Rate
  • The student loan default rate at Webster is 5%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at Webster.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Webster with a bachelor's degree make about $42,300 a year. That's 4% more than those who graduate from other schools.

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Webster University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#19 Most Popular Online Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#30 Most Popular Graduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Other Homeland Security Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Other Homeland Security Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Natural Resources & Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Best Value Natural Resources Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Natural Resources Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Best Natural Resources & Conservation Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Management Information Systems Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

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

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Legal Professions Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#4 Best Legal Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#4 Best Non-Professional General Legal Studies Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#7 Highest Paid Legal Professions Graduates College Factual
#67 Best Visual & Performing Arts Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#116 Best Business Administration & Management Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is Webster University?

Location of Webster University

Contact details for Webster are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, MO 63119-3194
Phone: 314-968-6900
Website: www.webster.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/websteru
Twitter: http://twitter.com/websteru

How Do I Get Into Webster?

You can apply to Webster online at: www.webster.edu/admissions/

Admission Requirements for Webster

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Webster?

54% Acceptance Rate
60% Of Accepted Are Women
6% Submit SAT Scores
Webster has an acceptance rate of 54%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 55%, and the acceptance rate for women is 52%.

Average Test Scores

About 6% of students accepted to Webster submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 648. Math scores were between 510 and 605.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Webster University  ( 530 to 648 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Webster University  ( 510 to 605 )
200
800
Webster received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 28. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 26.

ACT English Scores for Webster University  ( 21 to 28 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Webster University  ( 18 to 25 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Webster University  ( 21 to 26 )
1
36

Can I Afford Webster University?

$35,522 Net Price
68% Take Out Loans
4.8% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Webster is $35,522. 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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Webster, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,646 a year. That adds up to $26,584 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Webster is 4.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Webster University Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,170 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,832 undergraduate students at Webster, with 2,170 being full-time and 662 being part-time.

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

There are also 7,028 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,170 full-time undergraduates at Webster, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Webster

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Webster Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 240
Hispanic or Latino 127
White 1,441
International Students 72
Other Races/Ethnicities 232

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at Webster University. At this time, 32 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 67 countries are represented at Webster. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Uzbekistan.

Online Learning at Webster University

3,147 Took All Classes Online
4,833 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 21 bachelor’s degree and 31 master’s degree programs available online at Webster. In 2017-2018, 4,833 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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

Online Growth Rankings of Webster

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Webster University was -4.4%. This is the #2,449 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Webster regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Communication & Journalism (Other) 40%
Education 18%
Finance & Financial Management 32%
General Education 16%
Instructional Media Design 9%
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 10%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 57%
Liberal Arts General Studies 57%
Marketing 14%
Mathematics & Statistics 5%
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences 10%
Nursing 18%
Other Business, Management & Marketing 44%
Other Education 24%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 43%
Public Administration 8%
Public Administration & Social Service 23%
Special Education 41%
Teacher Education Subject Specific 24%
Teaching English or French 38%
Writing Studies 80%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Webster 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 Webster.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Other Statistics #1
Audiovisual Communications #5
Communication & Journalism (Other) #10
Intelligence & Command Control Operations #10
Military Technologies & Applied Sciences #12
International Relations & National Security #20
Other Homeland Security #26
Communications Technologies & Support #27
Gerontology #30
Natural Resources Conservation #32
Public Relations & Advertising #41
Other Business, Management & Marketing #43
International Business #44
Natural Resources & Conservation #47
Other Education #49
Religious Studies #58
Teaching English or French #61
Mathematics & Statistics #63
Philosophy & Religious Studies #72
Finance & Financial Management #84
Computer Software & Applications #85
Management Information Systems #87
Communication & Media Studies #113
General Education #120
Instructional Media Design #128
Curriculum & Instruction #146
Human Resource Management #166
Communication & Journalism #169
Special Education #205
Teacher Education Subject Specific #215
Social Sciences #227
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies #239
Educational Administration #270
Computer & Information Sciences #471

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%.

Webster University Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 160 196 1,452 6 1,814
Human Resource Management 0 0 0 487 0 487
Intelligence & Command Control Operations 0 0 129 141 0 270
Management Information Systems 0 0 5 184 0 189
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 188 0 188
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 142 0 142
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0 126 0 126
Finance & Financial Management 0 9 0 83 0 92
Nursing 0 20 0 69 0 89
International Relations & National Security 0 11 8 70 0 89
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1 56 0 0 0 57
Communication & Media Studies 0 26 0 27 0 53
Public Relations & Advertising 0 19 0 33 0 52
General Education 0 29 0 21 0 50
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 2 45 0 47
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 4 1 40 0 45
Computer Science 0 43 0 0 0 43
Design & Applied Arts 10 29 0 0 0 39
Drama & Theater Arts 0 35 0 0 0 35
Instructional Media Design 0 0 17 17 0 34
Teaching English or French 0 0 2 30 0 32
General Biology 0 29 0 0 0 29
General Psychology 0 28 0 0 0 28
Special Education 0 0 1 26 0 27
Graphic Communications 4 22 0 0 0 26
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 6 20 0 26
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 12 0 11 0 23
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 0 22 0 22
Accounting 0 6 0 14 0 20
Audiovisual Communications 0 18 0 0 0 18
Human Services 0 0 0 18 0 18
Other Education 0 0 10 2 5 17
Fine & Studio Arts 0 15 0 1 0 16
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 7 0 8 0 15
Criminology 0 15 0 0 0 15
Music 0 13 0 2 0 15
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 14 0 0 0 14
Legal Support Services 4 0 9 0 0 13
Gerontology 0 0 2 11 0 13
Public Administration 0 0 0 12 0 12
Entrepreneurial Studies 9 1 1 0 0 11
Other Statistics 1 10 0 0 0 11
Communication & Journalism (Other) 0 8 2 0 0 10
General English Literature 0 10 0 0 0 10
Dance 0 10 0 0 0 10
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 9 0 9
Journalism 1 8 0 0 0 9
Romance Languages 1 7 0 0 0 8
Mathematics 0 8 0 0 0 8
Marketing 0 0 3 4 0 7
Educational Administration 0 0 0 7 0 7
History 0 6 0 0 0 6
Political Science & Government 0 6 0 0 0 6
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 5 0 0 5
Educational Assessment 0 0 5 0 0 5
Writing Studies 5 0 0 0 0 5
International Studies 0 5 0 0 0 5
Health & Physical Education 0 4 0 0 0 4
Philosophy 1 3 0 0 0 4
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 3 0 0 0 0 3
Religious Studies 0 3 0 0 0 3
Economics 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Information Systems 0 2 0 0 0 2
Computer Software & Applications 2 0 0 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 0 2 0 0 0 2
Germanic Languages 1 1 0 0 0 2
Sociology 0 2 0 0 0 2
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 2 0 2
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 1 0 0 0 1
Area Studies 0 1 0 0 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 1 0 0 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 0 0 1
Anthropology 0 1 0 0 0 1
Other Visual Art 0 1 0 0 0 1
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0
Information Science 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 0
East Asian Languages 0 0 0 0 0 0
Legal Research 0 0 0 0 0 0
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 44 724 404 3,324 11 4,507

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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