Why Choose Webster for Military Education?

Webster University and the U.S. Department of Defense have worked together for 40 years to provide high quality and cost-effective undergraduate and graduate programs at military installations and other locations throughout the world. Webster University proudly supports our military students (active-duty, guard, reserve, dependents or veterans) in achieving their educational goals. In fact, more than 7,700 of Webster University's 17,000+ students are military students.

Nationally Recognized as Military-Friendly

Webster University and the U.S. Department of Defense have worked together for over 40 years to provide high quality and cost-effective undergraduate and graduate programs at military installations and other locations throughout the world.

U.S. News & World Report

Webster University has been named "Best for Veterans" in 2017 among Midwestern Regional Institutions in addition to being ranked in the top tier of the  Regional Universities-Midwest category of their university rankings. The publication also ranked Webster's business, online education and MBA online programs among the best in the United States.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Webster University is recognized by the VA for being the only university in Missouri with a "Vet Success on Campus" (VSOC) program in 2015. 

Yellow Ribbon ProgramWebster University proudly participates in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' new Yellow Ribbon GI Education Program, designed to help military students avoid out-of-pocket tuition and fees that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill® tuition benefit.

MFSWebster University also earned a Military Friendly Top 10 Gold Award, ranking 4th in the Top 10 Large Private Schools list for outstanding commitment to and programs for our nation’s veterans and their families.


Best for Vets-CollegesMilitary Times named Webster University to its “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” list, based on a survey of several hundred schools. The survey recognizes schools' efforts to accommodate veterans and active-duty service members. In 2017, Webster ranked 1st in Missouri and 8th nationally among private four-year institutions. Full report.


Best for VetsMilitary Times named Webster University to its “Best for Vets: Business Schools 2016” list, based on a survey of several hundred schools. The survey recognizes schools' efforts to accommodate veterans and active-duty service members.


Military FriendlyMilitary Advanced Education (MAE) has awarded Webster University the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education.


ConsortiumWebster University is a charter member of the Service-members Opportunity College (SOC) Consortium.


US Veterans Magazine Best of the BestWebster University is named as US Veterans Magazine's "Best of the Best" list for 2017.


CCMECCME is an active proponent for the professional development of those serving in the military education community by providing a forum for the exchange of information on educational programs, strategies and innovation among its members and associated partners.

Nationally and Regionally Accredited

Webster University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, 800-621-7440www.ncahlc.org. The accreditation, which was awarded in 1925, includes undergraduate and graduate levels at all locations where the University offers programs.

Regional accreditations may be viewed here.

A Leader in Military Education

Classes are offered at military installations and metropolitan campuses and conveniently online. Our courses meet the most stringent accreditation criteria, and satisfy the education training requirements for many military and civilian career fields. In addition, ROTC students receive monthly stipends allowing them to concentrate on more their studies instead of how to pay for them. Webster University offers undergraduate academic credit for ROTC program courses.

Webster University Recommits to the DoD MOU

Webster University announces its continued commitment to our military students by our recent submission to the 2014 Department of Defense (DoD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).  Webster University, an original signatory of the DoD MOU dated January 1, 2012, officially signed the agreement on July 8, 2014.  The revised MOU incorporates changes based on the Obama administration's Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions serving Service Members.