Our History

Webster University is an Independent Nonprofit Institution with a Century of Time-Tested Results

Established in 1915 by the Sisters of Loretto, who sought to make education accessible to all, Webster has an extraordinary history reflecting a determination to equalize higher education.

Recognizing the growing interconnectedness of our world, for 40 years we have been building an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. In addition to the main campus in St. Louis, Missouri, Webster's locations extend across the United States and abroad.

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Terhea Jones
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“I chose Webster because of the increased alumni presence and professional experiential teaching. I also enjoy the nine-week classes. You’re receiving a full degree with less mandatory time.”

Terhea Jones
Terhea Jones

MA in Management and Leadership, '20

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Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies

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As a worldwide university, Webster is advancing the study of human rights issues, while supporting teaching, research and service to promote global citizenship.

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