Webster University

470 E Lockwood Ave.
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Mission Statement
  Webster University, a worldwide institution, ensures high quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Distance education – graduate programs offered
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Contract Training/Customized Training
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty178546
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
Tuition and fees$28,700$28,700$28,700$29,8404.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,050$12,398$11,120$12,39811.5%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,448$9,448$9,448$13,20039.7%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2019-20202020-20212021-20222022-2023% change 2021-2022 to 2022-2023
On Campus$46,562$47,910$46,632$52,50212.6%
Off Campus$47,528$47,528$48,528$55,81415.0%
Off Campus with Family$38,080$38,080$38,080$42,61411.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2022-2023
Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2021-2022
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid133797%————
Grant or scholarship aid33597%$7,016,283$20,944
Federal grants11533%$608,207$5,289
Pell grants11433%$541,202$4,747
Other federal grants3811%$67,005$1,763
State/local government grant or scholarships9527%$228,515$2,405
Institutional grants or scholarships33597%$6,179,561$18,446
Student loan aid19757%$1,349,471$6,850
Federal student loans19556%$1,025,681$5,260
Other student loans237%$323,790$14,078
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Grant or scholarship aid11,86580%$35,519,420$19,045
Pell grants67529%$3,107,312$4,603
Federal student loans1,05946%$7,091,870$6,697
Grant or scholarship aid1(*)5%(*)(*)
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
  • (*) Average amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of individuals.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$23,548$24,884$23,069
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2019-20202020-20212021-2022
$0 – $30,000$18,047$20,111$16,323
$30,001 – $48,000$20,039$19,512$20,143
$48,001 – $75,000$22,524$22,643$21,592
$75,001 – $110,000$24,708$25,988$24,345
$110,001 and more$27,658$27,742$26,704
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment6,396
Undergraduate enrollment2,197
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment247
Graduate enrollment4,199
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 81%Part-time: 19%Undergraduate Student Gender:Male: 42%Female: 58%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%Asian: 3%Black or African American: 15%Hispanic/Latino: 6%Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%White: 63%Two or more races: 5%Race/ethnicity unknown: 4%U.S. Nonresident: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:24 and under: 75%25 and over: 25%Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:In-state: 67%Out-of-state: 25%Foreign countries: 7%Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 16%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 43%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 41%
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:Full-time: 31%Part-time: 69%
Graduate Distance Education Status
Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 52%Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 22%Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 26%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2022
Number of applicants3,7681,7092,059
Percent admitted55%53%57%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%18%23%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequired to be consideredNot required, but consideredNot considered
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Work experienceX
Personal statement or essayX
Legacy statusNot applicableX
Admission test scoresRequired to be consideredNot required, but considered (Test Optional)Not considered (Test Blind)
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
English Proficiency TestX
Test Scores: Fall 2022 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*50th Percentile** (median)75th Percentile***
*   25% of students scored at or below
**  50% of students scored above and 50% scored below (i.e., midpoint of the test score distribution)
*** 25% of students scored above
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing538595665
SAT Math488575650
ACT Composite192327
ACT English192328
ACT Math172024
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission. If an institution reports less than 5 students for any of the test scores, percentiles are not reported.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:Full-time students: 79%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 60 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:Overall graduation rate: 59%(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:[Began in Fall 2014]4-year: 41%6-year: 55%8-year: 57%[Began in Fall 2016]4-year: 44%6-year: 59%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2014 or Fall 2016
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:Male: 51%Female: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%Asian: 67%Black or African American: 44%Hispanic/Latino: 55%White: 64%Two or more races: 41%Race/ethnicity unknown: 45%U.S. Nonresident: 71%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2021-2022
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization--0--
European Studies/Civilization--1--
Latin American Studies--0--
Women's Studies--2--
Category total--3--
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--31--
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other--0--
Biomedical Sciences, General---4-
Category total--314-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other---8-
Business Administration and Management, General--988251
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-0-23-
Business Statistics-0---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-0-15-
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies500--
Finance, General--836-
Human Resources Development---47-
Human Resources Management and Services, Other---172-
International Business/Trade/Commerce-000-
Management Information Systems, General-0-67-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General02-9-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-0-8-
Organizational Leadership-5-14-
Project Management-37---
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management-22-100-
Category total5661121,3241
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism--0--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other-130-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0-93-
Journalism, Other--0--
Mass Communication/Media Studies--206-
Public Relations/Image Management--210-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--111-
Sports Communication--2--
Category total115838-
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects1-21--
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other--13--
Recording Arts Technology/Technician--14--
Category total1-48--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-0---
Computer and Information Sciences, General--5--
Computer Science--400-
Information Science/Studies--0--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design000--
Category total00450-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services---4-
Curriculum and Instruction-0---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching---1-
Education, General--399-
Education, Other-2-21
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Emotional Disturbances-1---
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-10---
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-0---
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other-0---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-0-7-
Educational/Instructional Technology-7-10-
Elementary Education and Teaching---7-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education-0---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching---0-
Mathematics Teacher Education---3-
Music Teacher Education--31-
Reading Teacher Education---6-
Secondary Education and Teaching---2-
Social Science Teacher Education---0-
Special Education and Teaching, General---19-
Special Education and Teaching, Other-1-0-
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---0-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other---5-
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-1-47-
Category total-22421231
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering-1---
Category total-1---
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--5--
English Language and Literature, General--14--
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing1----
Category total1-19--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Applied Linguistics--0--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General00---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other--0--
French Language and Literature--0--
German Language and Literature0-1--
Japanese Language and Literature2----
Language Interpretation and Translation0----
Spanish Language and Literature2-1--
Category total402--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist1-0--
Clinical Nurse Leader-0---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management---650
Nurse Anesthetist---018
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--2180-
Category total102114518
History, General--10--
Category total--10--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-10---
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies---24-
Financial Forensics and Fraud Investigation-1---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other---67-
Category total-11-91-
Legal Professions and Studies
Intellectual Property Law-0---
Legal Assistant/Paralegal1017---
Legal Studies-01513-
Category total10171513-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--4--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--3--
Category total--7--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other2-128-
Mathematics, General--50-
Category total2-178-
Military Technologies and Applied Sciences
Cyber/Electronic Operations and Warfare-55-124-
Category total-55-124-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Globalization Studies1-4--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--0--
Sustainability Studies-1---
Category total16415-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-00--
Environmental Studies--227-
Category total-0227-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology--6--
Category total--6--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies--1--
Religion/Religious Studies, Other--0--
Category total0-8--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--2--
Category total--2--
Counseling Psychology---128-
Educational Psychology---3-
Psychology, General--29--
Psychology, Other--1--
School Psychology---1-
Category total--30132-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General---21-
Public Administration---14-
Category total---35-
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General--0--
Cultural Anthropology--0--
Development Economics and International Development-2---
Economics, General--4--
International Relations and Affairs-0631-
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other-7-9-
Political Science and Government, General--8--
Political Science and Government, Other-0---
Social Sciences, General--00-
Sociology and Anthropology--4--
Sociology, General--0--
Category total-93640-
Theology and Religious Vocations
Religious/Sacred Music---0-
Category total---0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation--1--
Art/Art Studies, General--100-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production--32--
Commercial and Advertising Art--0--
Commercial Photography0----
Costume Design--6--
Dance, General--2--
Digital Arts1-0--
Directing and Theatrical Production--4--
Documentary Production1----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--4--
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other--10--
Film/Cinema/Media Studies--0--
Fine and Studio Arts Management---0-
Game and Interactive Media Design2-18--
Graphic Design--13--
Jazz/Jazz Studies---0-
Keyboard Instruments--0--
Music Performance, General--11-
Music Theory and Composition--50-
Music, General--54-
Music, Other--4--
Musical Theatre--15--
Visual and Performing Arts, Other--0--
Voice and Opera--3--
Category total10-1515-
Grand total361886692,12420
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: NCAA Division III without football
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor1716
Track and Field, Outdoor1816
Track and Field, X-Country810
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since (01/01/1925)08/31/2028
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's programAccredited since (09/01/2002)12/31/2023
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate programAccredited since ((!)03/01/1990)12/31/2023
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levelsAccredited since (05/17/1997)05/31/2030
 No Longer Recognized  National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schoolsAccredited since (04/19/2007)12/31/2013
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/126386.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape508
d. Fondling202
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary230
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence8110
c. Stalking268
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.120
b. Drug abuse violations631
c. Liquor law violations1827
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape508
d. Fondling202
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary220
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence819
c. Stalking217
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.120
b. Drug abuse violations631
c. Liquor law violations1727
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Department of Defense Voluntary Educational Partnership Memorandum of Understanding
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2021-2022
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 137Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 1099DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 64DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 198
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance disbursed through the institution:Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $11,901Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,980DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,254DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,852
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%1.1%3.9%
Number in default037143
Number in repayment2,6333,0903,584
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)