Webster University

Webster University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Webster University Ranked?

2022 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 203 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is military technologies and applied sciences.

Overall Quality

Webster is ranked #507 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Webster held the #666 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 55 colleges in Missouri, Webster is ranked at #8.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Webster?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Webster University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 54%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

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

At Webster, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 12 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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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Webster University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,832 undergraduates at Webster with 2,170 being full-time and 662 being part-time.

How Much Does Webster University Cost?

The overall average net price of Webster is $22,768. 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 +
$18,661 $20,081 $21,689 $24,584 $27,374

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

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 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 4.9%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Webster with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $42,300 in their early years. 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

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

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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

Webster University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 74 majors graduated from Webster University. Of these students, 655 received undergraduate degrees and 3,099 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 121 $37,100
Drama & Theater Arts 50 $21,600
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 43 $19,800
Nursing 35 NA
Design & Applied Arts 30 NA
General Biology 29 NA
Computer Science 27 $54,600
General Psychology 26 $26,200
Public Relations & Advertising 24 $34,900
Communication & Media Studies 23 $26,400

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

Online Learning at Webster

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2018-2019, 4,741 students took at least one online class at Webster University. This is a decrease from the 4,833 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 4,741 2,833
2017-2018 4,833 3,147
2016-2017 5,122 3,317
2015-2016 5,837 3,717
2013-2014 5,259 3,786

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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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