William Woods University in Fulton

Fulton, MO

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William Woods University offers 132-degree programs and 15 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 76%. The most popular test is SAT - 20% of students submitted it in comparison to 85% of students who submitted ACT. 32.9% are women, and 67.1% are men. William Woods University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at William Woods University is 21058$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $25160 and $36140 per year. 55% of full-time William Woods University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $34,500, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The William Woods University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, William Woods University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$19,218
$30,001 - $48,000$21,279
$48,001 - $75,000$20,320
$75,001 - $110,000$20,969

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4600

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


902 of William Woods University undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 90 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes William Woods University number 28 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Missouri.

Students at William Woods University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in William Woods University.


ROTC - Army

ROTC - Navy

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Weekend/evening college

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements giving students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Weekend/evening college allows students to complete courses and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


William Woods University graduation rate is above the national average.

55% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to William Woods University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

5 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

William Woods University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 72%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 4% only.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so William Woods University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The William Woods University full-time retention rate is 75% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school has quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking William Woods University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1305 - 1615

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 430 - 540
Math: 445 - 520
Writing: 430 - 555

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking William Woods University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
19 - 26

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 20 - 26
Math: 19 - 26
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

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For the High School Class of 2016:
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Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at William Woods University is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In William Woods University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at William Woods University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Missouri.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by One University Avenue address in Fulton, Missouri.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of William Woods University with 0.2% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, motor vehicle theft, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

William Woods University offers 132 programs in total: 108 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Master's degree, 6 - for Post-master's certificate, 3 - for Associate's degree, and 3 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 198 universities in Missouri state. William Woods University is one of the few institutions in Missouri that offers an Associate's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 15 distance learning programs that are offered in the William Woods University: 9 are for Bachelor's degree and 6 are Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be entirely online as well as partially online and require on-campus meetings. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Missouri state average data to help you compare.


William Woods University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1062 students with 31855 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 947 with 22732 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for William Woods University

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Overall Rating:

My online program was the Masters in Healthcare Administration. I absolutely loved each professor and felt completely supported by them! The pace is fast, but wow what a journey! I accepted a position in a well known Healthcare System one week before graduation and finished with a 4.0 GPA. For me, this was a remarkable experience. I am so grateful to Dr. Stocker for her support and reference!!

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My best advice, find another school. They dont care about their traditional students at all. The kind of place that will spend 50,000 dollars on a statue, or even more on an amphitheatre that gets used rarely, and not a dime on repairing or renovating dorms that flood every time it rains. And tell their employees not to mention the mold problem.

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Overall Rating:

William Woods is one of the decisions I could never regret making when it comes to choosing a school. This university has helped me to grow not only socially but personally by making new friends and having different experiences that I can share with those friends. William Woods is a great choice because the teachers are willing to work with students and help them to become successful in any course of study. The environment of a small school has really helped me to connect with the faculty and other students in a way that has only made a positive impact on my life.

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Overall Rating:

I couldn't have chosen a better place to spend the past four years. William Woods University was not only the university I received my degree from, but a place that became my second home. Whether it's the staff, faculty, coaches, or other students on campus, everyone there is tremendous. Ever since I stepped foot on campus on my first college visit, I could tell that each professor and faculty member was passionate about what they did and genuinely cared about each student that crossed their path. I would not be the person I am today without having had such a great collegiate experience, and William Woods University is to thank for that!

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Overall Rating:

William Woods University is so amazing I cannot even begin to describe how much I love it. I found the University because of the fabulous Equestrian Program but have been able to find and experience so much more while attending. Having the ability to be a college athlete, a student, an equestrian, as well as involved in multiple other clubs and organizations is something that no other University offers. The Woods is truly unique, not only because of its programs, but because of the wonderful, friendly atmosphere that is felt the moment one steps on campus. I have two more years left in my college career and I might take on another minor just so I have more time here. I would highly recommend this University to everyone.

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Location & Website

Address: One University Avenue


Religious affiliation: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +57364222512251

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: williamwoods.edu

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