2015 Stretch Goals

  • Webster's endowment fund will grow to $100 million (current $83.8 million).
  • The incoming first time undergraduate class (freshmen and transfers) will grow to 1,000 students (current 916).
  • We will maintain and solidify the size of our current graduate enrollment, while increasing residential undergraduate numbers to 1,000 (current 725).
  • We will increase retention (82%) and graduation rates (66%) (current 80% and 65%).
  • The annual budget will grow to $250 million while maintaining a 5.5% operating margin (current projected revenue: $215 million).
  • A new interdisciplinary science building (Browning Hall) will be constructed on the Webster Groves campus.
  • The Vienna campus will be housed in a new location.
  • Webster University will have a robust presence in the southern hemisphere as evidenced by faculty and student exchanges and onsite degree programs.
  • Webster will be ranked in the top 25 in our institutional category by U.S. News and World Report.
  • The university will conclude implementation of the compensation study for full-time and adjunct faculty and staff.
  • Webster Groves Undergraduate Alumni giving will increase to 10% (current 4%).
  • A new academic unit will be created to house new market responsive programs.
  • All undergraduate and graduate degree programs will reflect global content and outcomes.