Webster University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$29,640
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$23,069
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.2%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
55.1%
3,768 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
6,396
48.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.7%
254 Graduates

About

Webster University is a higher education institution located in St. Louis County, MO. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Webster University were General Business Administration & Management (848 degrees awarded), Other Human Resources Management & Services (179 degrees), and Counseling Psychology (128 degrees).

In 2022, 3,092 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Webster University. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,502 degrees), 1.85 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (812 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Webster University is $29,640, which is $5,644 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Webster University is $29,640, which is $5,644 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $23,069.

In 2022, 80% of undergraduate students attending Webster University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 45% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$29,640
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Webster University was $29,640. The cost of tuition at Webster University is $5,644 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$23,069
2022 Value
7.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Webster University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $23,069. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Webster University grew by 7.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,284
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Webster University was of $10,284 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.85% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

80%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

80% of undergraduate students at Webster University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.44% with respect to 2021, when 82% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.2%
2019 Default Rate
37
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Webster University was 1.2%, which represents 37 out of the 3090 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Webster University received 3,768 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 55.1% annual growth. Out of those 3,768 applicants, 2,076 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.1% acceptance rate.

There were 6,396 students enrolled at Webster University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Webster University has an overall enrollment yield of 20.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,076
Accepted Out of 3,768

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Webster University was 55.1% (2,076 admissions from 3,768 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 59.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 55.1%, while admissions grew by 43.8%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
32
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Webster University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Webster University had a total enrollment of 6,396 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Webster University is 3,095 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,301. This means that 48.4% of students enrolled at Webster University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Webster University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.3% White, 23.4% Black or African American, 6.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.28% Two or More Races, 2.95% Asian, 0.203% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.172% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Webster University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (26.8%) and Black or African American Female (7.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (15.5%), followed by White Male (13.9%) and Black or African American Female (11.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

48.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Webster University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,396 students. The full-time enrollment at Webster University is 3,095 and the part-time enrollment is 3,301. This means that 48.4% of students enrolled at Webster University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 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 (73%), Webster University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,024 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,494 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    436 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Webster University is 47.3% White, 23.4% Black or African American, 6.82% Hispanic or Latino, 3.28% Two or More Races, 2.95% Asian, 0.203% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.172% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 297 students (4.64%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 340 more women than men received degrees from Webster University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Webster University is white (1,502 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (812 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Webster University is General Business Administration & Management (848 degrees awarded), followed by Other Human Resources Management & Services (179 degrees) and Counseling Psychology (128 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (180 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (49 degrees), and Business (1,541 degrees).

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 (1,051,670 people), Other managers (819,485 people), Financial managers (511,241 people), Chief executives & legislators (411,519 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (346,418 people).

The most specialized majors at Webster University in 2022 are Applied Sciences (180 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (49 degrees), Business (1,541 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (169 degrees), and Legal (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (180 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (49 degrees), Business (1,541 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (169 degrees), and Legal (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (947,735 people), Computer Systems Design (608,613 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (592,941 people), Banking & related activities (514,772 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (504,411 people).

The most specialized majors at Webster University are Applied Sciences (180 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (49 degrees), Business (1,541 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (169 degrees), and Legal (55 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 848 degrees awarded
  2. 179 degrees awarded
  3. 128 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at Webster University was General Business Administration & Management with 848 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,376
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,716
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,376 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University, which is 0.802 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,716).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 480 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.03 times more than the 467 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 467 degrees were awarded to men at Webster University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.973 times less than the 480 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

41%
100% Completion Time
55%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 41% of students graduating from Webster University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 55% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Webster University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 3.54% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,502 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    812 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    275 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Webster University is white (1,502 degrees awarded). There were 1.85 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (812 degrees).

4.92% of degree recipients (152 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    818 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    684 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    531 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Webster University is white female (818 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (684 degrees).

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Operations

Webster University has an endowment valued at nearly $144M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.71%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Webster University had a total salary expenditure of 153M. Webster University employs 68 Associate professors, 60 Professors and 40 Assistant professors. Most academics at Webster University are Male Associate professor (35), Male Professor (33), and Female Associate professor (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Webster University are: Management, with 102 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 86 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees.

Endowment

$144M
2022 Endowment
8.62%
decline from 2021

Webster University has an endowment valued at about $144M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Webster University declined 8.62% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $97.4M 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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Salary Expenditure

$64.1M
2022 Salaries
16.9%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Webster University paid a median of $64.1M in salaries, which represents 41.9% of their overall expenditure ($153M) and a 16.9% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15.2M
Instructional Salaries
178
Number of Employees

In 2022, Webster University paid a total of $15.2M to 178 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
68 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
102 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Webster University were Associate professor with 68 employees, Professor with 60 employees, and Assistant professor with 40 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Webster University were Management with 102 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 86 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Webster University was Male Associate professor with 35 employees, Male Professor with 33 employees, and Female Associate professor with 33 employees.

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

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