Westminster College Fulton

Westminster College Fulton

Westminster College was founded as Fulton College by a group of Presbyterians in 1849. It received its current name in 1851, and today occupies an 86-acre campus in Fulton, Missouri. More than 1,000 students from over 20 states and 40 countries worldwide enroll in Westminster College every year.

Westminster College offers more than 30 majors, 30 minors, and 10 professional programs. Courses are offered in the fields of humanities, fine arts, speech communication, natural and mathematical sciences, and social sciences. Self-designed course programs are also available. In addition, the college offers a large number of study-abroad programs.

Westminster College's athletics teams are nicknamed the Blue Jays. They participate in sports like baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, track and field, and volleyball. The college is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Missouri College Athletic Union, the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III, and the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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Contacting Westminster College

Westminster College
501 Westminster Ave
Fulton , MO 65251-1299
General Phone: (573) 642-3361

Westminster College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management63business management, accounting, business communications, human resources, international business, MIS, marketing, business and related services
Liberal Arts41French language, Spanish language, Classical languages and literature, English, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Science16biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Education and Teaching15elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, secondary teaching, physical education teaching, education courses
Therapy and Counseling13psychology
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies, environmental science
Medical Support and Technology2health service and sciences, pre-pharmacy
Medicine1public health courses
Media0communication studies, public relations and advertising, communication and journalism
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Music0music, music management

Number of programs and degrees for Westminster College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree16844

Westminster College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Westminster College had a total enrollment of 972 students (964 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 4%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 2%
(Foreign Students) 14%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 40%
20-21 43%
22-24 15%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)13%

Westminster College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 83 %

Westminster College Room and Board (2007)

Westminster College offers campus housing for 504 of its 964 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Westminster College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480610
SAT Math500620
SAT Writing470610
ACT Verbal2230
ACT Math2127
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT22%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT85%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Westminster College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 17,250
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,250
Room and board $ 6,720
Room charge $ 3,500
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,220
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 2,300

Financial Aid:
Westminster College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 252300)

Westminster College Faculty

Westminster College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track510
Non-tenured and not on tenure track72

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year16$64,0033$53,996
Associate professoracademic year9$59,1385$52,269
Assistant professoracademic year8$46,80112$44,543
Instructoracademic year5$40,2870*
All faculty totalacademic year38$56,10920$47,892

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

Westminster College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

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

Westminster College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Corporate Communications
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Pre-Pharmacy Studies

Public Health, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
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, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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