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How Well Is William Woods University Ranked?

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.

William Woods University was awarded 15 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is foreign languages and linguistics.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked William Woods as #1,019 out of 1,715 colleges and universities in the country on its 2021 Best Colleges list.

William Woods also holds the #27 spot on the Best Colleges in Missouri ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into William Woods?

Acceptance Rate

William Woods University has an acceptance rate of 75%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to William Woods submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 653. Math scores were between 495 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for William Woods University  ( 470 to 653 )

SAT Math Scores for William Woods University  ( 495 to 590 )
William Woods received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for William Woods University  ( 20 to 26 )

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William Woods University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At William Woods, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 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 William Woods University is 25%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  25 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at William Woods University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 77% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like William Woods University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  77 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At William Woods the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 41%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  41 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at William Woods

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 935 undergraduates at William Woods with 770 being full-time and 165 being part-time.

William Woods 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.

The overall diversity score for William Woods is 31.14 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  31.14 out of 100
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How Much Does William Woods University Cost?

The overall average net price of William Woods is $21,098. 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 William Woods

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$20,660 $20,959 $19,341 $21,499 $22,781

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 William Woods, 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 William Woods, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $7,701 a year. That adds up to $30,804 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William Woods is 4.3%. 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 William Woods Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from William Woods make about $36,500 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 8% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at William Woods University make the most money.

Location of William Woods University

William Woods University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Fulton, Missouri. The charming, small-town atmosphere of Fulton draws many to the area.

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Location of William Woods University

Contact details for William Woods are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251-2388
Phone: 573-642-2251

William Woods University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 41 majors graduated from William Woods University. Of these students, 221 received undergraduate degrees and 564 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
American Sign Language 44 $30,600
Business Administration & Management 38 $35,100
Animal Services 20 $17,300
Health & Physical Education 20 NA
General Biology 16 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 7 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 7 NA
Social Work 7 NA
Accounting 6 NA
Legal Professions (Other) 5 NA

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

Online Learning at William Woods

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, 827 students took at least one online class at William Woods University. This is an increase from the 764 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 827 550
2016-2017 764 518
2015-2016 792 405
2014-2015 846 411
2013-2014 792 344

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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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