U.S. News and World Report
Webster University continues to be ranked in the top tier of the Regional Universities-Midwest category of the U.S. News and World Report college rankings. Webster was ranked 16th in the 2022 edition, and first among St. Louis-area schools in this category for the 12th consecutive
year. The publication also recognized Webster in several categories of distinction,
including Best for Veterans, Top Performers in Social Mobility, A+ Schools for B Students,
and Best Value School.
Webster's Study Abroad program was one of only 56 out of 1,500 institutions placed on U.S. News & World Report's
2020 ranking. This is the 12th time Webster has been recognized by U.S. News & World
Report for its study abroad programs since 2003.
Washington Monthly magazine in 2019 again named Webster University as among the best
universities in the country in its 2019 College Guide and Rankings, which ranked the best national universities that help “non-wealthy” students attain
marketable degrees. It also listed Webster in its "Best Bang for the Buck: Midwest
Universities" category. The magazine measured the “public good” that a university
or college contributes in order to come up with the ranking, examining social mobility
of students, research, and public service.
In 2019, Webster was recognized among America's Top Colleges by Forbes magazine for the ninth consecutive year.
Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2020 includes Webster in its ranking of the top institutions in the country.
In 2019 WalletHub named Webster University the second-best university in Missouri, the 36th best in the Midwest, and the 159th
best in the United States for undergraduate students who want to earn the best degree
at the lowest possible cost.
CollegeNET's Social Mobility Index found Webster excels in offering accessible and
affordable bachelor’s degrees for students from households that earn less than the
average national income. Importantly, the study concludes that Webster graduates typically
increase their earning potential by securing employment that increases their income
level from precollegiate levels. In fact, the University is one of the best in the
country for increasing social mobility for these students, ranking first among all St. Louis regional institutions and sixth in the nation among private institutions.
Phi Theta Kappa Society Transfer Honor Roll
For the fifth consecutive year in 2021, Webster University was named to the Phi Theta Kappa Society Transfer Honor Roll for its work in helping students transfer from community colleges into baccalaureate
programs. Webster is one of only 150 institutions, and one of four universities in
Missouri, to make the list.
Returning Adults and Non-Traditional Students
College Factual ranked Webster University one of the best schools in the nation for
returning adults and other non-traditional students in its 2019 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students analysis. The ranking analyzed 1159 colleges and universities.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Seven of Webster's School of Education graduate degree programs are awarded national
recognition by their respective Specialized Professional Associations (SPA) under
the umbrella of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Animation Career Review ranks Webster University among the best animation programs in the Midwest, with the latest
ranking in 2021.