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.