64%

Acceptance Rate

$16,883

Avg.Financial Aid

002525

FAFSA Code

About William Woods University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,302

Website

www.williamwoods.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

HLC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

William Woods University is a private not-for-profit institute which has a very interesting history. The university originated as a Female Orphan School at the time of the American Civil War (1870) in Camden, Missouri. In the 19th century, the school moved to Fulton and expanded its academic programs so that females can gain an education. 

In 1972, the school got the college status and changed the name from Daughters College to William Woods College. In 1993, it received its university status and become co-educational. 

The mission statement of the university is to create a place for ethics, morals, liberation, and a lifelong educational community for the students. The William Woods University alumni are around 20,000 in numbers and are very inspiring and welcoming. The university also has an alumni association. 

  • The student-faculty ratio of the university is 10:1 so students get ample attention from professors.

  • The student population is 2,076 which includes 896 full-time and 1,180 part-time students.

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 54%.

  • The headquarter of the university is at Fulton, Missouri.

Located in Fulton, MO, William Woods University is a private, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) university. The foundation of William Woods University was laid down in the year 1870. The motto of the William Woods University is Amor Vincit Omnia and its official colors are forest green and maroon. In addition to over 873 undergraduate students, WWU also boasts of over 1,280 students in its postgraduate courses, taking the total enrollment to over 2,153. The school has an academic staff of 239 who teach various courses to the students. William Woods University is home to an ethnically diverse student body. At WWU around 78% are white, 6% belong to an unknown race or ethnicity, and 5% are Non-resident alien. Further, around 82% of the students are 24 and under. When it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 72% of the students are females and 28% are males. In its 150 years of existence, WWU has produced several known personalities like Helen Stephens, Carol Bartz, Luann Ridgeway, and Gina Loudon. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, WWU offers around 148 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), and HLC Higher Learning Commission. The total endowment of the William Woods University is around $20 million (2018).

Location & Contact

Address

One University Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5.74E+13
Fax: 5735921146
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Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

64%

SAT Range

996 - 1225

ACT Range

20 - 25

Application Fee

FALSE$

SAT/ACT

Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$20,934

Average Annual Cost

$23,230

Books And Supplies

$1,300

Other Fees

$880

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,700

Budget For Other Expenses

$5,900

Total One Year Cost

$41,010

Before applying to WWU, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The total one-year cost on a full-time basis would be somewhere around $40,814. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($24,830), books and supplies ($1,300), room and boarding ($9,890), and budget for other expenses ($6,318). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

10:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

74%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

48%

Male Professors

52%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

American Sign Language

59 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

36 Graduates

Agricultural and Domestic Animal Se...

21 Graduates

Biology, General

17 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

13 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

12 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

10 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

10 Graduates

Social Work

8 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

7 Graduates

Agricultural Production Operations

5 Graduates

Legal Support Services

5 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

5 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

4 Graduates

Psychology, General

4 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

4 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

3 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

3 Graduates

Education, General

3 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

3 Graduates

Management Information Systems and...

3 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

2 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

1 Graduates

Legal Professions and Studies, Othe...

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

935

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

28%

Full-time

82%

Part-time

18%

Students Gender

Male

29%

US National: 44%

Female

71%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

80% White

3% Unknown

4% Black

4% Hispanic

2% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

1% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

29%

Out Of State

62%

In State

9%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$58,051 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 90% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

90%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$5,050/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,650/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,650/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Owls

School Colors

green, burgandy, and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NAIA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

156

Total Female Athletes

141

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cheerleading-Dance Team

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. At WWU, $9,890 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at William Woods University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,650 per year. The university considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At WWU, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 28% and 72%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$31,300/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$36,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$18,576

$27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$193 - 280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$16,883

Students Receiving Federal Grants

34%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,583

Students Receiving State Aid

30%

Average Aid Per Year

$1,839

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

99%

Average Aid Per Year

$14,774

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$17,135

$30K - $48K

$16,836

$48K - $75K

$18,454

$75K - $110K

$16,296

> $110K

$15,014

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$3,327,975

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$756,158

The financial aid department of William Woods University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average federal grant that comes from the university is around $4,611, whereas the financial aid is $14,591. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $2,065 as well as institutional aid worth $14,591. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to William Woods University amount to $3,327,975 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $756,158.

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