Webster University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$28,500
2.89% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$23,265
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
4.9%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
56.9%
2,173 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
9,860
39.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
59.1%
243 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 (160 degrees awarded), Cinematography & Film Production (49 degrees), and Computer Science (43 degrees).

In 2019, 4,507 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 most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,971 degrees), 1.31 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1501 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Webster University is $28,500, which is $6,474 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Webster University is $28,500, which is $6,474 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,265.

In 2019, 76% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 52% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$28,500
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Webster University was $28,500. The cost of tuition at Webster University is $6,474 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$23,265
2019 Value
2.37%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Webster University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,265. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Webster University grew by 2.37%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,249
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Webster University was of $10,249 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

76%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
52%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

76% of undergraduate students at Webster University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.33% with respect to 2018, 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.
4.9%
2017 Default Rate
196
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Webster University was 4.9%, which represents 196 out of the 3996 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 2,173 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 17.6% annual decline. Out of those 2,173 applicants, 1,236 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 56.9% acceptance rate.

There were 9,860 students enrolled at Webster University in 2019, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Webster University has an overall enrollment yield of 33.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

56.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,236
Accepted Out of 2,173

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Webster University was 56.9% (1,236 admissions from 2,173 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 56.1%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by -17.6%, while admissions declined by -16.5%.

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SAT Scores

13%
Submission Percentage
54
Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Webster University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Webster University has a total enrollment of 9,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Webster University is 3,892 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,968. This means that 39.5% of students enrolled at Webster University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Webster University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.9% White, 30.1% Black or African American, 7.68% Hispanic or Latino, 2.94% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 0.274% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Webster University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (38.9%), followed by White Male (27.5%) and Black or African American Female (5.99%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (21.3%), followed by White Male (18.9%) and White Female (17.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

39.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Webster University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,860 students. The full-time enrollment at Webster University is 3,892 and the part-time enrollment is 5,968. This means that 39.5% of students enrolled at Webster University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2019 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 (74%), 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
    4,720
  2. Black or African American
    2,969
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    757

The enrolled student population at Webster University is 47.9% White, 30.1% Black or African American, 7.68% Hispanic or Latino, 2.94% Two or More Races, 2.78% Asian, 0.274% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.203% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 523 students (5.3%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 221 more women than men received degrees from Webster University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Webster University is white (1,971 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1501 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Webster University is General Business Administration & Management (160 degrees awarded), followed by Cinematography & Film Production (49 degrees) and Computer Science (43 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 (270 degrees awarded), Business (2,634 degrees), and Communication Technologies (44 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 (1,004,478 people), Other managers (789,585 people), Financial managers (506,323 people), Chief executives & legislators (393,772 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (286,125 people).

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (270 degrees awarded), Business (2,634 degrees), Communication Technologies (44 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees), and Psychology (216 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, Computer hardware engineers, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (270 degrees awarded), Business (2,634 degrees), Communication Technologies (44 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees), and Psychology (216 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 (802,338 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (532,378 people), Computer Systems Design (518,848 people), Banking & related activities (507,310 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (504,130 people).

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (270 degrees awarded), Business (2,634 degrees), Communication Technologies (44 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (47 degrees), and Psychology (216 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Webster University.
Most Common
  1. 160 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 49 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 43 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Webster University was General Business Administration & Management with 160 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

2,143
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,364
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 2,143 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University, which is 0.907 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,364).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 743 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.13 times more than the 657 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 657 degrees were awarded to women at Webster University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.884 times less than the 743 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 48% 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.
White Male
Highest Graduation Rate (65.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Webster University is Male and White (65.2% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 4.94% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,971 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,501 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    371 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Webster University is white (1,971 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (1501 degrees).

4.79% of degree recipients (216 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Male
    1,022 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    949 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    948 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Webster University is white male (1,022 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (949 degrees).

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Operations

Webster University has an endowment valued at nearly $129M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1.11M (-0.856%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Webster University had a total salary expenditure of $180M. Webster University employs 77 Professors, 69 Associate professors, and 40 Assistant professors. Most academics at Webster University are Male Professors (45), Male Associate professors(36), and Female Associate professors (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Webster University are: Management, with 124 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 122 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$129M
2019 Endowment
5.57%
decline from 2018

Webster University has an endowment valued at about $129M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Webster University declined 5.57% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $90.7M 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. $2.04M - Federal
  2. $37.5k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Webster University received $2.04M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $37.5k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$81.4M
2019 Salaries
7.03%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Webster University paid a median of $81.4M in salaries, which represents 45.2% of their overall expenditure ($180M) and a 7.03% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.05% decline from 2017 and a 3.69% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.6M
Instructional Salaries
197
Number of Employees

In 2019, Webster University paid a total of $16.6M to 197 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
77 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
124 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Webster University were Professor with 77 employees; Associate professor with 69 employees; and Associate professor with 40 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Webster University were Management with 124 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 122 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 101 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 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Webster University was Male Professor with 45 employees, Male Associate professor with 36 employees, and Female Associate professor with 33 employees.

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

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