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Leverage your military expertise and experience with an advanced degree. Move up the military ranks or transition successfully into a civilian role with Webster University — proving unmatched military education for more than 40 years. And we’ve been consistently recognized as a military-friendly institution that helps veterans and active-duty service members pursue, pay for, and complete their degrees.

With online and military base or nearby in-person options, you can balance school with work and military and life commitments — even if deployed. Military credits also transfer easily.

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#8 Best for Veterans

Webster University is a top-tier regional institution, ranked as #8th "Best for Veterans" for 2022 among Midwestern Regional Institutions by U.S. News & World Report, and #22nd in the Regional Universities Midwest category in 2023.

Best Colleges for Veterans 2022 by U.S. News & World Report

Explore Academic Programs at Little Rock Air Force Base and Little Rock Metro

Webster University offers several in-person programs at Little Rock Air Force Base and Little Rock Metro, so you can attend classes locally.

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Or our Webster University Online degrees can be completed no matter where you are! Find a program that will help you achieve your educational goals and take you to the next level in your career — whether that's in or out of the military. Choose from one of our most popular offerings online, where you will receive the same prestigious diploma and gain the same cutting-edge knowledge as in our in-person classes.

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Top Webster University Online Program — Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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Webster's MBA will advance your business skills and help you develop and implement value-creating ideas and solutions for today's worldwide economy. The innovative program will upgrade your credentials, and place you on the road to success as a strategic player in the world of business, preparing you for a career that enhances your expertise and experience.

More Webster University Online Programs to Consider

Our worldwide network offers quality, convenience and access to learning. And the convenience of online provides even greater opportunity to leverage your knowledge to obtain an innovative business, leadership or technology-related degree.

Campus Information


Are you a recent Webster University graduate? If so, please remember to complete your participation form to be a part of the commencement ceremony in June. You may also call 501-375-1511 for more information!

Important Dates and Campus Closures

  • Jan. 17, 2022: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • May 30, 2022: Memorial Day (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • June 20, 2022: Juneteenth (observed), (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • July 4, 2022: U.S. Independence Day observed (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Sept. 5, 2022: Labor Day Holiday (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Nov. 24-25, 2022: Thanksgiving Break (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Dec. 24, 2022-Jan. 2, 2023: Winter Holiday (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Jan. 16, 2023: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • May 29, 2023: Memorial Day (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • June 19, 2023: Juneteenth (observed), (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • July 4, 2023: U.S. Independence Day observed (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Sept. 4, 2023: Labor Day Holiday (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Nov. 23-24, 2023: Thanksgiving Break (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)
  • Dec. 23, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023: Winter Holiday (U.S. campuses closed, no classes)


Little Rock Area: 2022 Graduation Process and Commencement Ceremony Information

The information below outlines important deadlines, reminders, forms and other items pertinent in order to graduate from Webster University and to participate in Little Rock Area’s commencement ceremony. Please remember that graduating from Webster University, which is a student completing all of their academic requirements, is different than participating in the commencement ceremony.

Important Deadlines

1. Order cap, tassel, gown and hood by Thursday, April 4, 2022

  • Required to participate in the ceremony
  • Cap, Gown, and Hood
  • The ordering form will ask students to indicate their major (ARTS, BUSINESS, HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, etc.). Please pay very close attention when you make your selection because this will determine what color your hood is for the ceremony.
  • Color of the hoods:
    • MA Master of Arts (HRMG, MNGT, HRDV) — White
    • MBA Master of Business Administration — Drab
    • MHA Master of Health Administration — Salmon
    • MPA Master of Public Administration — Peacock Blue
  • The traditional commencement ceremony attire (cap, tassel, gown, and hood) or a military uniform must be worn to participate in the ceremony.
  • Josten's states that the ordering deadline is April 4, 2022, and it usually ships within five weeks. Please contact Josten's at 1-800-854-7464 if you have any questions.

2. Submit Little Rock Area Commencement Participation Form (PDF) by Thursday, April 28th

Important Reminders

Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal for all graduates will be from 6–8 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2022.

Commencement Program

  • Only students who completed, or are scheduled to complete, all of their academic requirements by the Spring 2 2022 term will have their name printed in the 2022 Little Rock Area Commencement Ceremony program.
  • Students scheduled to complete all of their academic requirements in the Summer 2022 term will have their name printed in the 2023 Little Rock Area Commencement Ceremony program but will fully participate in the 2022 ceremony (your name is read and can walk across the stage, participates in the class photo, etc.)

Commencement Ceremony Attire and Dress Code

The traditional commencement ceremony attire (cap, gown, hood, etc.) or a military uniform is required for the commencement ceremony. Shoes should be black, or an extremely dark gray, and we strongly discourage from wearing “strappy” or open-toed shoes. Ladies should wear black skirts or dresses underneath regalia.

Gentlemen should wear black or navy trousers. Students who do not wear the commencement ceremony attire or adhere to the dress code will not participate in the ceremony or the class photo.

Graduating From Webster

  • Schedule an Exit Interview with Academic Advisor
  • Please call either campus to schedule an appointment with the Academic Advisor.
  • Submit a Petition to Graduate
  • Submit a petition to graduate form after meeting with the academic advisor.

Graduating With Honors

A student who completes a graduate degree (including all required, elective, prerequisite, and transfer courses) while maintaining a minimum GPA of 3.95 receives Graduate Academic Honors. Sequential degrees are not eligible for graduate academic honors.

Clear Business Office Accounts

Students who have completed all of their academic requirements to graduate must clear their Student Business Office account balance prior to diploma and transcript release. Credit card payments are subject to a 2.75% convenience fee. Check payments have a holding period of ten days before the release of transcripts. For more information, call the Business Office at 1-800-981-9803.

Receiving Diploma and Official Transcript

The student’s diploma is mailed to the address indicated on their petition to graduate approximately 10-12 weeks after they completed all their academic requirements.

An official transcript is issued through the Office of the Registrar and is only issued if the student's account is paid in full. A diploma or an official transcript is not released if the student has a balance of the student account.

Little Rock Area Commencement Ceremony

General Ceremony Information:

2 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022

823 W 6th St.
Little Rock, AR 72201

Commencement speaker: Tracy Steele

Ceremony Timeline

  • Noon Check in student room (signs will be posted)
    (Graduates must check in by noon)
  • 1 p.m. Graduate photograph
  • 1:30 p.m. Processional of degree candidates
  • 2 p.m. Ceremony begins

How to Wear Your Academic Regalia

Joslynn Frazier
Assistant Director
Mark Shannon
Academic Advisor for Military Campuses
314-968-6972 5335
Toby Daughtery
Recruitment Coordinator
Jeffrey Watson
Computer Technician
Damon Dortch
Adjunct Faculty
Kenneth Douglas
Adjunct Faculty
Victoria Ewenike
Adjunct Faculty
Robert Ford
Adjunct Faculty
Wilburt Gayden
Adjunct Faculty
Malcolm Glover
Adjunct Faculty
Paul Grau
Adjunct Faculty
Virginia Hillman
Adjunct Faculty
Wanda Jones
Adjunct Faculty
Patricia Keegan
Adjunct Faculty
Luis Lopez
Adjunct Faculty
James Metzger
Adjunct Faculty
Veronica Perkins
Adjunct Faculty
Gary Smith
Adjunct Faculty
Pat Sweeden
Adjunct Faculty
Justin Villines
Adjunct Faculty
Joseph Volpe
Adjunct Faculty
Alisa Williams
Adjunct Faculty

Join Us at Little Rock Downtown or Little Rock Air Force Base

Become a part of our worldwide community!

Contact the Admissions Office

Call St. Louis main campus at 314-246-7800 or 800-753-6765 or email

Request More Information

Alumni from our Global Campuses

Contact Little Rock Downtown at:

200 West Capitol Ave.
Suite 1500
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-375-1511, Fax: 501-375-1623 |

Contact Little Rock Air Force Base at:

1490 Vandenberg Blvd.
Suite 109
Jacksonville, AR 72099
Phone: 501-988-5331, Fax: 501-988-1571 |

At Webster, your education is flexible and — best of all — portable.


With five terms in an academic year, students can tailor education to their life. Courses are offered in semester or 8- or 9-week periods, and can consist of multiple modalities with our assortment of in-person, hybrid, and online options. Webster also offers a variety of degree, certificate, and non-degree programs.


For 40 years Webster has been building a network of campuses to serve local communities, now serving more than 10,000 students across 50 residential, metro, military and international locations. Our students can start their degree at one location and finish at another, or seamlessly work on a degree while studying abroad.

Serving Our Military Communities

Achieving Career Success

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

Webster University is not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) or any military service, and images, including incidental uniformed military personnel, facilities or military service marks do not imply endorsement by the DoD or any military service. The appearance of DoD visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
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