Facts & Figures

Academic Excellence

  • Ranked in the Top 25 among Best Universities, Midwest Master's Category (Source: U.S. News & World Report, "America's Best Colleges 2013")
  • More than 100 different majors and minors
  • Average ACT composite score:


Student-centered Education

Truly Global

  • Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online.
  • Study Abroad programs ranked in top 2 percent by U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2013"
  • Students from 


    states and


  • G.I. Jobs magazine named Webster one of the top 15 percent of all U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools which are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students

Esteemed Faculty

  • Full-Time Staff: 497
  • Full-Time Faculty: 195
  • Part-Time Staff: 63
  • Part-Time Adjunct Faculty: 737

Historic Home Campus

  • Charming, vibrant 47-acre campus in Webster Groves, Missouri
  • Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts serves as home of The St. Louis Repertory Theatre and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
  • More than 66 on-campus clubs and organizations
  • NCAA Division III : 7 men's teams and 7 women's teams
  • Nationally-ranked competitive chess team

International Alumni

  • 180,000

    alumni in more than 100 countries
  • Recent graduates employed or continuing their education: 95% of survey respondents


Webster University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604, hlcommission.org • 800.621.7440. The accreditation, which was awarded in 1925, includes undergraduate and graduate levels at all locations where the University offers programs.

The Missouri Department of Higher Education serves as a clearinghouse for postsecondary student complaints. The MDHE complaint policy contains information about the complaint process and includes instructions for how to file a formal complaint. Note that the policy provides that a student who wishes to file a complaint with the department must first exhaust all formal and informal avenues provided by the institution to resolve disputes.

Undergaduate Licensures, Approvals and Special Accreditation Details




  • 1915: Founded by the Sisters of Loretto, the college was the first 4-year Catholic women's college west of the Mississippi River
  • 1962: Became coeducational
  • 1967: Sisters of Loretto voted to transfer leadership to a lay board of directors
  • 1972: Opened first extended campus in Kansas City, Mo.
  • 1974: Opened first military campus in Ft. Sheridan, Ill.
  • 1978: Opened first European campus in Geneva
  • 1983: Became a University
  • 1988: Initiated doctoral degree in management
  • 1996: Opened first Asian campus in Shanghai
  • 1999: Offered first complete MBA program online
  • 2001: Acquired St. Louis Symphony Community Music School
  • 2006: Downtown St. Louis campus relocated to the historic Old Post Office
  • 2007: Ambassador and Mrs. George H. Walker, III donated the largest gift in school history
  • 2008: Opened Missouri's only Confucius Institute
  • 2011: Webster Works campaign closed, surpassing $55 million goal
  • 2012: 94,323 square-foot East Academic Building opened on home campus