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Find out more about how Webster University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Webster University Ranked?

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2021 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.

Webster University was awarded 24 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business administration and management.

Overall Quality

Webster landed the #666 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.

Webster also holds the #15 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

See all of the rankings for Webster University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Webster?

Acceptance Rate

Webster University has an acceptance rate of 54%, which means the school is serious about who it admits. Take your time in putting together a strong application that highlights why you are a good fit for Webster.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Webster University  ( 21 to 26 )

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Webster University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Webster is an impressive 12 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

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 Webster University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Webster University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Webster University has a freshmen retention rate of 79%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  79 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Webster for first-time, full-time students is 45%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  45 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Webster

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 3,058 undergraduates at Webster with 2,303 being full-time and 755 being part-time.

Webster Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 86.00 out of 100, Webster is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  86.00 out of 100
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How Much Does Webster University Cost?

The overall average net price of Webster is $22,206. 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 Webster

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,413 $20,068 $21,051 $24,314 $27,020

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 Webster, 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 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.

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How Much Money Do Webster Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Webster make around $42,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Webster University make the most money.

Location of Webster University

Located in Saint Louis, Missouri, Webster University is a private not-for-profit institution. Saint Louis is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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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

Webster University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 74 majors graduated from Webster University. Of these students, 724 received undergraduate degrees and 3,335 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
Business Administration & Management 160 $37,100
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 56 $19,800
Computer Science 43 $54,600
Drama & Theater Arts 35 $21,600
General Biology 29 NA
General Education 29 $33,700
Design & Applied Arts 29 NA
General Psychology 28 $26,200
Communication & Media Studies 26 $26,400
Graphic Communications 22 NA

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

Online Learning at Webster

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, 4,833 students took at least one online class at Webster University. This is a decrease from the 5,122 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,833 3,147
2016-2017 5,122 3,317
2015-2016 5,837 3,717
2014-2015 5,719 3,840
2013-2014 5,259 3,786

Learn more about online learning at Webster University.

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Notes and 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.


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