William Woods University

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

One University Avenue

Fulton, MO 65251-2388

(573) 592-4221

(800) 995-3159

Fax: (573) 592-1146

Contact: Jimmy Clay

Executive Director and Vice President of Enrollment Services
Main Address

One University Avenue

Fulton, MO 65251-2388

(573) 642-2251


Total undergrads: 1,007

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 151

Degree-seeking undergrads: 991

Graduate enrollment: 1,305


Rural setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 83%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 79%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Equestrian/Equine Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physical Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Composition B
English Language & Literature – General B

Foreign Language & Literature

American Sign Language (ASL) B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General B
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B


Mathematics – General B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B

Physical Sciences

Physical Sciences – General B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

William Woods University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (573) 642-2251
Website: https://www.williamwoods.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online: https://williamwoods.secure.force.com/form?formid=217793
Address: One University Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251-2388
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 2,153
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,277 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $24,830
Out-of-state Tuition: $24,830
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $16,323

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

William Woods University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at William Woods University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 31
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 2
Education 951
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 22
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 2
Legal Professions and Studies 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 111
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 2
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 2
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 24491

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at William Woods University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $24,830
Out-of-state $24,830
Books and supplies $1,300

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $6,580
Out-of-state $6,580

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 187 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 186 99% $16,323
Student loan aid 117 62% $9,662

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 787 84% $15,704
Federal student loans 522 56% $6,557

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for William Woods University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled William Woods University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 914 192 722
Percent admitted 100% 68% 63%
Percent admitted who enrolled 17% 19% 16%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

William Woods University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 2,153
Undergraduate enrollment 873
Graduate enrollment 1,280

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

William Woods University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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