Our History

We’re A Private, Non-Profit 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 a network of campuses to serve local communities. Today, we serve more than 12,000 students across 50 residential, metro, military, and international locations.

138 Countries
Represented in our student body
Terhea Jones
Student Spotlight

“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 & Leadership, 2020


Learn More

Founded in 1915, Webster University is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Prepare for your next step and explore our community resources.