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Weber State University Data & Information Overview

Get the facts about Weber State University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Weber State University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Weber State University was awarded 30 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health professions.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked WSU as #1,153 out of 1,727 colleges and universities in the country on its 2020 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when WSU held the #1,169 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

WSU also holds the #7 spot on the Best Colleges in Utah ranking.

See all of the rankings for Weber State University.

Is It Hard to Get Into WSU?

Acceptance Rate

Returning adults and other non-traditional students may appreciate the fact that Weber State University has an open admissions policy. This means that you'll only have to submit basic materials, which may include proof that you completed high school or an equivalent program.

Learn more about Weber State University admissions.

Weber State University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Weber State University is 21 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Weber State University is 94%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  94 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Weber State University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Weber State University is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 11% for first-time, full-time students at WSU, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  11 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Weber State University.

Good Overall Diversity at WSU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 27,111 undergraduates at WSU with 11,311 being full-time and 15,800 being part-time.

WSU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for WSU is 65.20 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  65.20 out of 100
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How Much Does Weber State University Cost?

The overall average net price of WSU is $12,061. 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 +
$10,197 $10,968 $12,574 $14,585 $14,985

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of WSU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 WSU, approximately 26% of students took out student loans averaging $4,862 a year. That adds up to $19,448 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at WSU is 7.3%. 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.

Get more details about paying for Weber State University.

How Much Money Do WSU Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from WSU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $44,500 in their early years. This is good news for future WSU graduates since it is 9% more than the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year.


See which majors at Weber State University make the most money.

Location of Weber State University

Weber State University is a public institution located in Ogden, Utah. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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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

Weber State University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 80 majors graduated from Weber State University. Of these students, 4,887 received undergraduate degrees and 349 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 377 $52,000
Allied Health Professions 195 $49,500
General Sales & Marketing 145 $50,000
Criminal Justice & Corrections 102 $36,800
Computer Science 97 $66,200
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 88 $56,100
Communication & Media Studies 78 $33,300
Health & Medical Administrative Services 75 $37,400
General Psychology 75 $26,400
Accounting 74 $45,100

Learn more about the majors offered at Weber State University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at WSU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 9,811 students took at least one online class at Weber State University. This is an increase from the 9,232 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 9,811 2,912
2016-2017 9,232 2,697
2015-2016 8,982 2,748
2014-2015 8,433 2,446
2013-2014 8,427 2,343

Learn more about online learning at Weber State University.

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