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IPEDS ID: 179894
OPE ID: 00252100
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Webster University
470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194
General information:  (314) 961-2660
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  16,769 (3,459 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  
13 to 1View note
Total number of students divided by total number of classes.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty2211,425
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 year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$22,400$23,070$23,760$24,6003.5%
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,120$9,370$10,264$10,6003.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$8,375$8,272$8,392$9,49213.1%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$40,413$39,378$41,918$41,622-0.7%
Off Campus$41,520$41,970$42,220$42,8601.5%
Off Campus with Family$33,145$33,698$33,828$33,368-1.4%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid147497%————
Grant or scholarship aid46996%$7,803,738$16,639
Federal grants18638%$902,933$4,854
Pell grants18638%$792,933$4,263
Other federal grants6113%$110,000$1,803
State/local government grant or scholarships17035%$381,150$2,242
Institutional grants or scholarships45794%$6,519,655$14,266
Student loan aid37076%$2,211,730$5,978
Federal student loans37076%$2,025,476$5,474
Other student loans204%$186,254$9,313
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,86281%$28,235,120$9,866
Pell grants1,24935%$2,621,792$2,099
Federal student loans2,28865%$9,047,790$3,954
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • 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$22,452$21,098$21,683
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$16,846$16,545$19,985
$30,001 – $48,000$16,783$16,664$24,897
$48,001 – $75,000$20,050$20,213$29,513
$75,001 – $110,000$22,916$23,040$31,343
$110,001 and more$25,711$26,713
  • 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 who received 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 2014
Total enrollment16,769
Undergraduate enrollment3,459
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment435
Graduate enrollment13,310
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 73%
Part-time: 27%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 44%
Female: 56%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 62%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 67%
25 and over: 33%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 66%
Out-of-state: 32%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 2%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 21%
Part-time: 79%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 82%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 27%
Enrolled in some distance education: 8%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 65%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants1,453535918
Percent admitted72%78%69%
Percent admitted who enrolled44%45%44%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Math460590
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2228
ACT Math1826
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: 77%
Part-time students: 27%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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.

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, 48 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 64%
(*) 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 2006]
4-year: 47%
6-year: 64%
8-year: 66%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 43%
6-year: 64%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 57%
Female: 68%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 57%
Black or African American: 50%
Hispanic/Latino: 67%
White: 65%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 67%
Non-resident alien: 100%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization2----
European Studies/Civilization0----
Latin American Studies0--3-
Women's Studies2--0-
Category total4--3-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General30----
Category total30----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting and Related Services, Other-9---
Business Administration and Management, General1682,071d8--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-5d---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-16---
Business/Commerce, General00---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies---8-
Finance, General1269d---
Human Resources Development-189d---
Human Resources Management and Services, Other-621d---
International Business/Trade/Commerce05--0
Management Information Systems, General-323d---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-24-0-
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-9--0
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management-370d--132d
Telecommunications Management-0---
Category total2093,711d88132d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects9----
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other28----
Category total37----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other46-1-
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia6--0-
Journalism, Other1--3-
Mass Communication/Media Studies28d23d---
Public Relations/Image Management1018d---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric338d---
Category total85d116d-7-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other----2
Computer and Information Sciences, General16----
Computer Science3411---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design0--14d6
Category total5011-14d8
Curriculum and Instruction----0
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-21---
Education, General4535d---
Education, Other----4
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other----1
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-16d--0
Educational/Instructional Technology-27d--12d
Elementary Education and Teaching-6---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-3---
Mathematics Teacher Education-17---
Music Teacher Education51---
Reading Teacher Education-13---
Secondary Education and Teaching-20---
Social Science Teacher Education-4d---
Special Education and Teaching, General-10---
Special Education and Teaching, Other-4--2
Superintendency and Educational System Administration-0---
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-33d---
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-47d--3
Category total50257d--22d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General17--0-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing0--0-
Category total17--0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General---10
French Language and Literature1d----
German Language and Literature1--1-
Spanish Language and Literature1--1-
Category total3d--30
Health Professions and Related Programs
Art Therapy/Therapist---3-
Clinical Nurse Leader----0
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-268---
Nurse Anesthetist-17---
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse40d15---
Category total40d300-30
History, General13----
Category total13----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other-281d---
Category total-281d---
Legal Professions and Studies
Intellectual Property Law----0
Legal Assistant/Paralegal---2329
Legal Studies, General2423--0
Category total2423-2329
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies9--1-
Category total9--1-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General60---
Category total60---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies---0-
International/Global Studies9--2-
Category total923d-21d
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies187---
Category total187---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Buddhist Studies---0-
Religion/Religious Studies7----
Category total11--2-
Counseling Psychology-452---
Educational Psychology-5---
Psychology, General46----
Category total46457---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-22---
Category total-22---
Social Sciences
Cultural Anthropology3----
Economics, General3----
International Relations and Affairs13184d---
Political Science and Government, General10----
Social Sciences, General1----
Social Sciences, Other---0-
Category total39184d-0-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1----
Art/Art Studies, General292-0-
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management, General-0---
Cinematography and Film/Video Production34----
Commercial Photography---0-
Costume Design4----
Dance, General9----
Directing and Theatrical Production2----
Documentary Production---3-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other14----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies3----
Fine and Studio Arts Management-1---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other-0---
Game and Interactive Media Design---3-
Jazz/Jazz Studies-2---
Music Performance, General-0---
Music Theory and Composition-2---
Music, General142---
Musical Theatre9----
Category total1419-6-
Grand total8245,481872192
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 Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 166
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 3904
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 14
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 20
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,700
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $4,583
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $1,890
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $891
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (without football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor129
Track and Field, X-Country67
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1925 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)3/1/1990 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program9/1/2002 -  Accredited
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 levels5/17/1997 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1952 -  Accredited
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 schools4/19/2007 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations200
Liquor law violations010
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations100
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible231
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible121
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault010
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • 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.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate5.1%5.6%8.8%
Number in default267298427
Number in repayment5,1985,2714,824
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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