William Woods University

William Woods University

William Woods University, also referred to as WWU, is located in Fulton, Missouri, United States. It was established in the year 1870. WWU became a university in the year 1992. The campus spreads over an area of more than 150 acres. This university offers degree programs to students in different areas of study including management information systems, physical science, business administration, education, and communication.

The athletic teams of William Woods University are nicknamed the Owls. The men's teams participate in many sports including cross country, baseball, golf, track, basketball and soccer. The women's teams compete in sports such as cross country, volleyball, soccer, softball, basketball, golf and track. The university also has Greek organizations including Phi Gamma Delta and Pi Kappa Alpha.

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Fulton , MO 65251-1098

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William Woods University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching676education, educational administration, educational admin and supervision, special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, art education, physical education teaching, science teaching, ...
Business and Management257business management, accounting, marketing
Liberal Arts43sign language translation, English, liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies, social services, international relations, political science, history
Animal Science and Care36equestrian studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy19sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Media16journalism courses
Computer Science and Engineering13computer and info science, computer support
Law8legal assistant, legal professions
Family and Social Work6social work
Photography and Commercial Art6commercial art
Art Studies5art studies
Security and Law Enforcement2criminal justice and safety, juvenile corrections
Therapy and Counseling1psychology
Drama and Performing Arts1drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree24937
Post-master's certificate1242
Master's degree7015
Associate's degree242

William Woods University Student Body

In 2007-2008, William Woods University had a total enrollment of 2,189 students (2,161 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 26%
Women 74%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 34%
Graduate 66%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 76%
Black 3%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 0%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 18%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 14%
20-21 15%
22-24 10%
25-29 15%
30-34 13%
35-39 12%
40-49 13%
50-64 5%

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

New Hampshire2%
(International Students)1%
North Carolina1%
New Mexico1%
New Jersey1%

William Woods University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 100 %

William Woods University Room and Board (2007)

William Woods University offers campus housing for 750 of its 2,161 (full-time) students.

(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.

William Woods University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal455595
SAT Math410570
SAT Writing450590
ACT Verbal1824
ACT Math1925
ACT Composite1925

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 SAT23%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT92%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

William Woods University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 16,680
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 16,680
Room and board $ 6,750
Room charge $ 3,400
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,350
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 5,000

Financial Aid:
William Woods University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 252500)

William Woods University Faculty

William Woods University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2121
Non-tenured and not on tenure track03

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year6$57,5005$55,260
Associate professoracademic year6$51,3836$49,858
Assistant professoracademic year9$47,38311$41,414
Instructoracademic year6$43,6009$39,444
All faculty totalacademic year27$49,68031$44,710

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

William Woods University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball American Midwest Conference
Baseball American Midwest Conference
Track American Midwest Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports5669125

William Woods University Degree Programs (2007)

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General

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

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
History Teacher Education
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Social Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Journalism, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Juvenile Corrections

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Top 19%William Woods University % students 40 years or older

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