Webster University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$26,100

3.16% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$24,717

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

4.7%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

46.6%

2,630 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

13,906

33.1% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

59.3%

245 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 (154 degrees awarded), General Psychology (55 degrees), and Computer Science (38 degrees).

In 2016, 5,859 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Webster University. 53.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,594 degrees), 1.26 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2054 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Webster University is $26,100, which is $5,940 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Webster University is $26,100, which is $5,940 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $24,717.

In 2016, 75% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 57% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$26,100

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Webster University was $26,100. The cost of tuition at Webster University is $5,940 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$24,717

2016 Value

5.22%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Webster University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $24,717. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Webster University grew by 5.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,341

Room and Board

$1,000

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Webster University was of $10,341 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 0.907% between 2015 and 2016. 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

57%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

75% of undergraduate students at Webster University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 5.06% with respect to 2015, when 79% 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.

4.7%

2015 Default Rate

235

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Webster University was 4.7%, which represents 235 out of the 5005 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 2,630 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 31.9% annual growth. Out of those 2,630 applicants, 1,225 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 46.6% acceptance rate.

There were 13,906 students enrolled at Webster University in 2016, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Webster University has an overall enrollment yield of 36.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

46.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

1,225

Accepted Out of 2,630

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Webster University was 46.6% (1,225 admissions from 2,630 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 56.1%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 31.9%, while admissions grew by 9.47%.

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SAT Scores

9%

Submission Percentage

42

Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at Webster University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Webster University has a total enrollment of 13,906 students. The full-time enrollment at Webster University is 4,596 students and the part-time enrollment is 9,310. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Webster University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Webster University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 43.7% White, 35.8% Black or African American, 7.74% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Asian, 2.35% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.252% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Webster University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.7%), followed by White Male (29%) and Black or African American Female (6.36%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (21.9%), followed by White Male (21%) and White Female (18.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

33.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Webster University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,906 students. The full-time enrollment at Webster University is 4,596 and the part-time enrollment is 9,310. This means that 33.1% of students enrolled at Webster University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%

2016 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 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Webster University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    6,083

  2. Black or African American

    4,979

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1,077

The enrolled student population at Webster University is 43.7% White, 35.8% Black or African American, 7.74% Hispanic or Latino, 3.06% Asian, 2.35% Two or More Races, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.252% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 891 students (6.41%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 405 more women than men received degrees from Webster University. The majority of degree recipients at Webster University are white (2,594 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2054 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Webster University is General Business Administration & Management (154 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (55 degrees) and Computer Science (38 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 (58 degrees awarded), Business (3,707 degrees), and Psychology (401 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 (1,088,551 people), Miscellaneous managers (806,124 people), Financial managers (432,117 people), Chief executives & legislators (332,080 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (312,587 people).

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Business (3,707 degrees), Psychology (401 degrees), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (49 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 Physicians & surgeons, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, General & operations managers, Chief executives & legislators, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Business (3,707 degrees), Psychology (401 degrees), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (49 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 (740,463 people), Insurance carriers & related activities (585,245 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (514,636 people), Banking & related activities (499,131 people), and Hospitals (484,504 people).

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (58 degrees awarded), Business (3,707 degrees), Psychology (401 degrees), Communication Technologies (37 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (49 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

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Most Common

  1. 154 degrees awarded

  2. 55 degrees awarded

  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Webster University was General Business Administration & Management with 154 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 2,727

  2. 3,132

In 2016, 2,727 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University, which is 0.871 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,132).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 1135 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.15 times more than the 989 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 989 degrees were awarded to women at Webster University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.871 times less than the 1135 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

43%

100% Completion Time

64%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 43% of students graduating from Webster University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 65% 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.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Webster University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 15.1% of graduates (37 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,594 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2,054 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    415 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Webster University is white (2,594 degrees awarded). There were 1.26 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (2054 degrees).

5.62% of degree recipients (329 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Male

    1,337 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    1,306 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    1,257 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Webster University is white male (1,337 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (1,306 degrees).

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Operations

Webster University has an endowment valued at nearly $130M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $7.51M (5.79%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Webster University had a total expenditure of $206M. Of that $206M, they spent $100M on salaries and $206M on benefits.

Webster University employs 84 Professors, 74 Associate professors, and 39 Assistant professors. Most academics at Webster University are Male Professors (52), Female Associate professors(40), and Male Associate professors (34).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Webster University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 159 employees, Management, with 145 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 131 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$130M

2015 Endowment

1.42%

growth from 2014

Webster University has an endowment valued at about $130M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Webster University grew 1.42% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $101M 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. $1.72M - Federal

  2. $56.7k - State

  3. $127k - Local

As of 2015, Webster University received $1.72M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $56.7k from state grants and contracts, and $127k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$100M

Salary Expenditure

$206M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Webster University had a total expenditure of $206M. Of that $206M, they spent $100M on salaries and $206M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Webster University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$100M

2015 Salaries

1.25%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Webster University paid a median of $100M in salaries, which represents 48.7% of their overall expenditure ($206M) and a 1.25% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.1% decline from 2013 and a 2.58% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.3M

Instructional Salaries

214

Number of Employees

In 2015, Webster University paid a total of $17.3M to 214 employees working as instructors, which represents 17.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

84 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

159 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Webster University were Professor with 84 employees; Associate professor with 74 employees; and Associate professor with 39 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Webster University were Office and Administrative Support with 159 employees; Management with 145 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 131 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Female Associate professor

  3. Male Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Webster University was Male Professor with 52 employees, Female Associate professor with 40 employees, and Male Associate professor with 34 employees.

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

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