Webster University Named a Top College for Return on Investment


ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2013 – Webster University has been ranked a top college in Missouri for return on investment by Affordable Colleges Online.org, a leading resource for college affordability and financial aid information. Of the 222 Missouri colleges that AC Online analyzed, only 27 were identified as “High ROI Colleges,” or those that offer degrees that pay off the most. Webster University ranked 10th among these 27 institutions.

According to AC Online, students who graduate from these colleges earn more over their lifetimes, on average, than graduates from other Missouri institutions. They also enjoy the largest earnings gap between non-degree holders over 30 years, and earn more on average than graduates from other Missouri schools.

AC Online developed the following criteria for consideration as a “High ROI College”:

  • Fully accredited institution
  • Either public or private
  • Four-year, degree-granting institution
  • ROI according to PayScale's 2013 College Value Report

 With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.