Webster University

Webster University

Webster University is a private university located in Webster Groves, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. It was founded in 1915 by the Sisters of Loretto. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various disciplines. It enrolls more than 20,000 students who represent more than 150 nationalities. Webster University is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
  • School of Business and Technology
  • School of Communications
  • School of Education

The athletic teams of Webster University are nicknamed the Websters and their official mascot is the Gorlok. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Sidney M. Gutierrez, U. S. astronaut; Marsha Mason, Academy Award nominee actress; and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia.

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Webster University
470 E Lockwood Ave.
Saint Louis , MO 63119-3194
General Phone: (314) 961-2660

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Webster University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management3,929business, business management, purchasing and contract management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources development, human resources management, international business, ...
Therapy and Counseling672psychology, counseling psychology
Education and Teaching358education, educational administration, superintendency and administration, special ed, early childhood education, health teaching, math teaching, music teaching, reading teaching, ...
Liberal Arts298American studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, humanities, international studies, social services, anthropology, ...
Security and Law Enforcement236security and protective services
Media230communication studies, journalism, broadcast journalism, digital communications, public relations, advertising, communication and journalism, audiovisual tech
Medical Administration116health care administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine103registered nursing, nurse anesthetist
Computer Science and Engineering91computer science, web design
Photography and Commercial Art83cinematography, photography
Family and Social Work65public administration
Law46legal studies, legal assistant
Art Studies45art studies, arts management
Conservation and Resource Management44environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts41dance, drama, various performing arts
Music33music, music performance, music theory and composition, jazz
Religion and Philosophy14philosophy, ethics, religion, religious music

Number of programs and degrees for Webster University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree5,23043
Bachelor's degree1,19744
Award of less than 1 academic year22
Postbaccalaureate certificate83
Post-master's certificate11
Doctor's degree51

Webster University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Webster University had a total enrollment of 19,398 students (13,030 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 96%
Part-Time 4%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 18%
Graduate 82%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 50%
Black 31%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 4%
20-21 5%
22-24 9%
25-29 22%
30-34 16%
35-39 15%
40-49 18%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)5%

Webster University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %
Part-Time 73 %

Webster University Room and Board (2007)

Webster University offers campus housing for 725 of its 13,030 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Webster University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal570630
SAT Math535620
SAT Writing590645
ACT Verbal2227
ACT Math2026
ACT Composite2127

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT16%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT89%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Webster University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,440
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,440
Room and board $ 10,694
Books and supplies $ 1,300
Other expenses $ 2,800

Financial Aid:
Webster University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 252100)

Webster University Faculty

Webster University 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 year8$112,1290*
Associate professorcalendar year17$92,9837$91,855
Assistant professorcalendar year1*3$86,876
Lecturercalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year27$97,23910$90,361

*: 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 year26$82,09227$81,758
Associate professoracademic year27$64,84126$61,629
Assistant professoracademic year12$48,92120$50,197
All faculty totalacademic year65$68,80273$65,942

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

Webster University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Webster University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Human Resources Development
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

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

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Superintendency and Educational System Administration
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Subject Areas, Other

Family And Social Work
Public Administration

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
History, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians, Other
Broadcast Journalism
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations/Image Management

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management


Jazz/Jazz Studies
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse Anesthetist
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

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