Webster University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,900

3.07% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$23,835

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.85%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

53.6%

2,812 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

12,736

33.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

63.6%

300 Graduates

About

Webster University is a higher education institution located in St. Louis County, MO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Webster University were General Business Administration & Management (193 degrees awarded), Computer Science (37 degrees), and Advertising (35 degrees).

In 2017, 5,644 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Webster University. 52.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,465 degrees), 1.28 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1933 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Webster University is $26,900, which is $6,167 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Webster University is $26,900, which is $6,167 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,835.

In 2017, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 55% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,900

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Webster University was $26,900. The cost of tuition at Webster University is $6,167 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$23,835

2017 Value

3.57%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Webster University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,835. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Webster University grew by 3.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,353

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Webster University was of $10,353 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.116% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

75%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Webster University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 75% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.85%

2016 Default Rate

211

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Webster University was 4.85%, which represents 211 out of the 4352 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Webster University received 2,812 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 6.92% annual growth. Out of those 2,812 applicants, 1,506 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.6% acceptance rate.

There were 12,736 students enrolled at Webster University in 2017, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Webster University has an overall enrollment yield of 34.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

1,506

Accepted Out of 2,812

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Webster University was 53.6% (1,506 admissions from 2,812 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 46.6%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 6.92%, while admissions grew by 22.9%.

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SAT Scores

6%

Submission Percentage

32

Scores Submitted

6% of enrolled first-time students at Webster University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Webster University has a total enrollment of 12,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Webster University is 4,277 students and the part-time enrollment is 8,459. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Webster University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Webster University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 44.8% White, 34.2% Black or African American, 7.59% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.53% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.228% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Webster University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37.4%), followed by White Male (27.1%) and Black or African American Female (6.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (22.7%), followed by White Male (20.6%) and White Female (16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Webster University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,736 students. The full-time enrollment at Webster University is 4,277 and the part-time enrollment is 8,459. This means that 33.6% of students enrolled at Webster University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Webster University was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Webster University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,702

  2. Black or African American

    4,362

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    967

The enrolled student population at Webster University is 44.8% White, 34.2% Black or African American, 7.59% Hispanic or Latino, 2.59% Two or More Races, 2.53% Asian, 0.267% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.228% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 656 students (5.15%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 282 more women than men received degrees from Webster University. The majority of degree recipients at Webster University are white (2,465 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1933 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Webster University is General Business Administration & Management (193 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Science (37 degrees) and Advertising (35 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Webster University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Applied Sciences (171 degrees awarded), Business (3,572 degrees), and Communication Technologies (38 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Webster University are Accountants & auditors (1,106,483 people), Other managers (701,470 people), Financial managers (432,569 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (345,157 people), and Chief executives & legislators (332,310 people).

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (171 degrees awarded), Business (3,572 degrees), Communication Technologies (38 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (56 degrees), and Psychology (298 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Webster University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Dentists, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (171 degrees awarded), Business (3,572 degrees), Communication Technologies (38 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (56 degrees), and Psychology (298 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Webster University are Elementary & secondary schools (789,602 people), Banking & related activities (513,487 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (493,109 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (477,001 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (469,983 people).

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (171 degrees awarded), Business (3,572 degrees), Communication Technologies (38 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (56 degrees), and Psychology (298 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 193 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Webster University was General Business Administration & Management with 193 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,681

  2. 2,963

In 2017, 2,681 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University, which is 0.905 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,963).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 1083 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.2 times more than the 901 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 901 degrees were awarded to women at Webster University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.832 times less than the 1083 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

62%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 45% of students graduating from Webster University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 62% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Webster University is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 5% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,465 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,933 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    447 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Webster University is white (2,465 degrees awarded). There were 1.28 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1933 degrees).

7.92% of degree recipients (447 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,369 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    1,239 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1,096 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Webster University is white male (1,369 degrees awarded). There were 1.1 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (1,239 degrees).

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Operations

Webster University has an endowment valued at nearly $132M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $16.4M (12.4%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Webster University had a total salary expenditure of $195M. Webster University employs 86 Professors, 81 Associate professors, and 30 Assistant professors. Most academics at Webster University are Male Professors (50), Male Associate professors(42), and Female Associate professors (39).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Webster University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 152 employees, Management, with 136 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 125 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$132M

2017 Endowment

7.29%

growth from 2016

Webster University has an endowment valued at about $132M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Webster University grew 7.29% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $99.2M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $1.71M - Federal

  2. $235k - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Webster University received $1.71M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $235k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$89.3M

2017 Salaries

3.69%

decline from 2016

In 2017, Webster University paid a median of $89.3M in salaries, which represents 45.8% of their overall expenditure ($195M) and a 3.69% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.48% decline from 2015 and a 1.25% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.4M

Instructional Salaries

205

Number of Employees

In 2017, Webster University paid a total of $17.4M to 205 employees working as instructors, which represents 19.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

86 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

152 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Webster University were Professor with 86 employees; Associate professor with 81 employees; and Associate professor with 30 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Webster University were Office and Administrative Support with 152 employees; Management with 136 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 125 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Webster University was Male Professor with 50 employees, Male Associate professor with 42 employees, and Female Associate professor with 39 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Webster University.

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