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William Woods University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Fulton, Missouri. The location of William Woods is a good match for students who are interested in living in a college town while they pursue their degree.

20 Undergraduate Degrees
495 Graduate Degrees
$29,245 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
75% Acceptance Rate

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William Woods University Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

William Woods has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#44 Most Popular Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at William Woods.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#7 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Best Value Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#52 Most Popular Curriculum & Instruction Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is William Woods University?

Location of William Woods University

Contact details for William Woods are given below.

Contact Details
Address: One University Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251-2388
Phone: 573-642-2251

How Do I Get Into William Woods?

You can apply to William Woods online at:

Admission Requirements for William Woods

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into William Woods?

75% Acceptance Rate
76% Of Accepted Are Women
10% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 75%, William Woods may not be as selective as some schools, but you should not take admittance for granted. Be sure to submit the best application you can.

Approximately 24% of accepted students are men and 76% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 74%, and the acceptance rate for women is 75%.

Average Test Scores

About 10% of students accepted to William Woods submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 470 and 653. Math scores were between 495 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for William Woods University  ( 470 to 653 )

SAT Math Scores for William Woods University  ( 495 to 590 )
William Woods received ACT scores from 91% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 27. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 20 and 26.

ACT English Scores for William Woods University  ( 19 to 27 )
ACT Math Scores for William Woods University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for William Woods University  ( 20 to 26 )

Can I Afford William Woods University?

$29,245 Net Price
60% Take Out Loans
4.3% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of William Woods is $29,245. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At William Woods, approximately 60% of students took out student loans averaging $7,701 a year. That adds up to $30,804 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William Woods is 4.3%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

William Woods University Undergraduate Student Diversity

701 Full-Time Undergraduates
73% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 873 undergraduate students at William Woods, with 701 being full-time and 172 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  William Woods

There are also 1,280 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 701 full-time undergraduates at William Woods, 27% are male and 73% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  William Woods

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of William Woods University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of William Woods Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 23
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 557
International Students 38
Other Races/Ethnicities 55

Geographic Diversity

Missouri students aren't the only ones who study at William Woods University. At this time, 23 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 32 countries are represented at William Woods. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Brazil, and Canada.

Online Learning at William Woods University

550 Took All Classes Online
827 Took At Least One Class Online
13.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 6 bachelor’s degree and 7 master’s degree programs available online at William Woods. In 2017-2018, 827 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at William Woods has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 2nd most popular in Missouri for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of William Woods

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William Woods University was 13.0%. This is the #801 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at William Woods regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of William Woods majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Teacher Education Subject Specific 86%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at William Woods ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at William Woods.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Instructional Media Design #56
Educational/Instructional Technology #56
Curriculum & Instruction #57
Curriculum & Instruction #57
General Educational Leadership & Administration #97
Educational Administration #123

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

William Woods University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0 236 21 257
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 0 154 0 154
Curriculum & Instruction 0 69 0 69
Educational/Instructional Technology 0 15 0 15
Elementary Education 7 0 0 7
General Special Education 4 0 0 4
General Education 2 0 0 2
Physical Education Teaching & Coaching 2 0 0 2
Other Teacher Education & Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas 2 0 0 2
Biology Education 1 0 0 1
English & Language Arts Education 1 0 0 1
Social Science Teacher Education 1 0 0 1
Reading Teacher Education 0 0 0 0
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education & Teaching 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 20 474 21 515


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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