Weber State University

Weber State University

Weber State University, or WSU, is a public university located in the city of Ogden in Weber County, Utah, United States. It was established in the year 1889. The university offers a variety of associate, bachelor, and master degrees in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Applied Science & Technology
  • College of Arts & Humanities
  • College of Education
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Science
  • College of Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics

Weber State University's colors are purple and white. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. They participate in the NCAA Division I (I-AA for football) in the Big Sky Conference.

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Weber State University
3848 Harrison Blvd
Ogden , UT 84408-1137
General Phone: (801) 626-6000

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Weber State Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,184German language, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, anthropology, ...
Business and Management479business management, logistics, accounting, managerial economics, finance, human resources, MIS, marketing, retail, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine452EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology448health service and sciences, dental hygienist, medical coding, nuclear medical tech, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, medical lab tech, clinical lab tech ...
Education and Teaching257elementary school teaching, early childhood education, teacher education, art education, business teaching, English teaching, math teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Security and Law Enforcement139corrections, criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and police, corrections and criminal justice
Computer Science and Engineering120computer and info science, computer programming, information science, computer science, computer networking
Science114botany, microbiology, zoology, chemistry, geology, physics
Engineering Technician107electronics tech, manufacturing tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering tech, computer engineering tech, drafting, engineering technician
Medical Administration85health care administration, medical records admin, medical records tech, health and medical administrative, health services administration
Family and Social Work80family systems, child development, social work
Therapy and Counseling71psychology
Media56communication studies, journalism, radio and television, organizational communications, public relations, public relations and advertising
Construction Trades53building inspection and management
Mechanics and Repair38automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Design25design and visual communication, interior design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy24health and physical education, athletic trainer
Science and Laboratory Technician12biology tech, chemical tech
Drama and Performing Arts9dance, drama
Photography and Commercial Art8commercial art, photography, multimedia
Music8music, music performance, piano, voice
Art Studies5art studies
Office and Administration4administrative assistant
Production Trades4welding
Mathematics3mathematics, applied mathematics
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Number of programs and degrees for Weber State in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,881106
Associate's degree1,67730
Award of less than 1 academic year4411
Master's degree1956
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01
Postbaccalaureate certificate01

Weber State Student Body

In 2007-2008, Weber State had a total enrollment of 18,081 students (14,265 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 98%
Graduate 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 4%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 26%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 6%
18-19 16%
20-21 15%
22-24 22%
25-29 20%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown7%

Weber State Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 77 %
Part-Time 38 %

Weber State Room and Board (2007)

Weber State offers campus housing for 668 of its 14,265 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Ogden, Utah for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Utah Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Weber State Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,856
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 11,161
Room and board $ 6,634
Room charge $ 3,789
Board (meal plan) charge $ 2,845
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 4,412

Financial Aid:
Weber State participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 368000)

Weber State Faculty

Weber State has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year5$75,4732*
Associate professorcalendar year1*3$58,696
Assistant professorcalendar year5$54,2247$50,474
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year11$66,28714$55,120

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year112$73,81143$67,426
Associate professoracademic year59$62,48043$57,846
Assistant professoracademic year73$54,54265$51,390
Instructoracademic year29$48,22534$41,573
Lectureracademic year6$42,3359$37,972
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year280$63,021194$54,032

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Weber State Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Big Sky Conference
Basketball Big Sky Conference
Track Big Sky Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports156277

Weber State Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Selling Skills and Sales Operations

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, & Inspection, Other

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
Drama and Dance Teacher Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
French Language Teacher Education
German Language Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Social Studies Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family Systems
Social Work

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
General Studies
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Economics
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Technical and Business Writing

Applied Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist


Music Performance, General
Music, General
Piano and Organ
Voice and Opera

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy

Botany/Plant Biology
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Microbiology, General
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Chemical Technology/Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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