William Woods University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#5984 of 14,131 In the World
#1649 of 2,597 In North America
#1565 of 2,496 In the United States
#39 of 67 In Missouri
#2 of 2 In Fulton

Quick Review

Religion
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Acceptance rate
63%
Avg. cost to attend
$25,051 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
882
Graduates
1,232
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

William Woods University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 63% 58% 64%
Applicants 1,463 421 1,042
Admissions 915 245 670
Freshmen enrolled full time 140 44 96
Freshmen enrolled part time 7 2 5

278 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

707 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Recommended
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1681 (80%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 117 (6%)
Black or African American 108 (5%)
Hispanic 76 (4%)
Two or more races 56 (3%)
Nonresident Alien 49 (2%)
Asian 14 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 1 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$25,051/year
Average aid awarded
$16,406
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $23,712
$30-48K $20,331
$48-75K $22,274
$75-110K $26,532
$110K+ $28,626

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $25,000$6,750
Tuition in-state $25,000$6,750
Tuition out-of-state $25,000$6,750
Fee in-district $930
Fee in-state $930
Fee out-of-state $930

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 727
Combined charge for room and board $9,990
Room charge $5,150
Meal charge $4,840

William Woods University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 197 42
Superintendency and Educational System Administration 129
Business Administration and Management, General 32 46
Curriculum and Instruction 76
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 37
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 34
Equestrian & Equine Studies 28
Educational & Instructional Technology 20
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 19
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 10
American Sign Language (ASL) 8
Communication, General 7
Horse Husbandry & Equine Science and Management 7
Accounting 6
Graphic Design 6
Psychology, General 6
Social Work 6
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 5
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 5
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 5
Special Education and Teaching, General 5
Elementary Education and Teaching 4
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 4
Management Information Systems, General 3
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 2
Art & Art Studies, General 1
Education, General 1
English Language and Literature, General 1
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 1
History, General 1
Human Services, General 1
Mathematics, General 1
Grand Total 2 209 505 42
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 52% 55% 51%
  • Full-time retention rate - 70%
  • Part-time retention rate - 17%

Publications & Citations

Publications
31
Citations
664

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
16 / 607
Math Teachers
8 / 150
Medicine
8 / 220
Mathematics
8 / 150
Psychology
5 / 296
Sociology
5 / 177
Health Science
4 / 215
Education Majors
4 / 285
Demography
3 / 5
Library and Information science
2 / 137
Computer Science
2 / 137
Biology
2 / 12
Physics
2 / 178
Gerontology
1 / 2
Aesthetics
1 / 0
Nutrition and Food Science
1 / 0
Development Studies
1 / 0
Theoretical Physics
1 / 4
Anatomy and Physiology
1 / 0
Classics and Ancient History
1 / 0
Criminology and Criminal Justice
1 / 3
Business
1 / 1
Child Psychology
1 / 6
Sports / Exercise science
1 / 3
Sexology
1 / 11
Art & Design
1 / 0
Sports Medicine
1 / 3
Social Psychology
1 / 11
Applied/Engineering Physics
1 / 174
Botany
1 / 12
Animal Science
1 / 12
Chemistry
1 / 0
Engineering
1 / 174
Economics
1 / 0
History
1 / 0
Advertising
1 / 1
Surgery
1 / 3
Anesthesiology
1 / 3
Veterinary
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 2
1992 0 2
1993 0 0
1994 0 2
1995 0 0
1996 1 1
1997 0 1
1998 1 1
1999 0 0
2000 0 1
2001 0 0
2002 2 1
2003 0 0
2004 0 1
2005 0 4
2006 1 3
2007 1 6
2008 1 1
2009 0 7
2010 2 17
2011 0 20
2012 0 27
2013 0 33
2014 2 40
2015 1 40
2016 2 62
2017 2 90
2018 0 88
2019 3 110
2020 4 83
2021 3 106

Notable alumni

  1. Gina Loudon

    Gina Loudon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Gina Loudon, known as Dr. Gina, is a conservative media personality. She is a member of the Trump campaign's media advisory board, the co-chair of Women for Trump 2020, a member at Mar-a-Lago, and the current face of Citizen Voters Inc.

  2. Carol Bartz

    Carol Bartz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    business executivebusinessperson
    Biography

    Carol Ann Bartz is an American business executive, former president and CEO of the internet services company Yahoo!, and former chairman, president, and CEO at architectural and engineering design software company Autodesk.

  3. Helen Stephens

    Helen Stephens
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1994 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    sprinterbasketball playerbaseball player
    Biography

    Helen Herring Stephens was an American athlete and a double Olympic champion in 1936.

  4. Jan Meyers

    Jan Meyers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2019 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Janice Lenore Meyers was an American Republican party politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Kansas.

  5. Luann Ridgeway

    Luann Ridgeway
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Luann Ridgeway is a politician and an attorney. A Republican, she served as a member of the Missouri House of Representatives elected in 1992 and serving through 2002 and Missouri Senate elected in 2004 and serving through 2012. Ridgeway served as the Eastern District Commissioner of Clay County, Missouri, elected 2012 through 2020. She announced she would not run for reelection in 2020 and returned to private life in 2021.

  6. Shelley Keeney

    Shelley Keeney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shelley Keeney is a former state representative from the U.S. state of Missouri having served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2009 to 2017. She represented Missouri's 145th Legislative District, which consists of all of Bollinger County, Madison County, and the southern portion of Perry County, Missouri. She is a member of the Republican Party.

General info

Alternative names WWU
William Woods
The Woods
Founded 1870
Motto Amor Vincit Omnia
Love Conquers All
Colors forest green, maroon
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 263
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address One University Avenue
Fulton, Missouri, 65251-2388
United States
City population 13,000
Phone 5736422251
Fax +1 (573) 592 1146

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