Tuition at Webster University

The tuition rates reported below are for undergraduates in standard programs, i.e. not in specialty programs that may have had higher fees. Enter the amount in The Inflation Calculator to see what the comparable rate would be today.

1920s | 1930s | 1940s | 1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000-2010 | 2011-2019

1920s

1923-1924: $50.00 per semester
1924-1925: $75.00 per semester
1925-1926: $75.00 per semester
1927-1928: $75.00 per semester
1929-1930: $75.00 per semester

1930s

1930-1931: $75.00 per semester
1931-1932: $75.00 per semester
1932-1933: $75.00 per semester
1933-1934: $75.00 per semester
1934-1935: $100.00 per semester
1935-1936: $100.00 per semester
1936-1937: $100.00 per semester
1937-1938: $100.00 per semester
1938-1939: $100.00 per semester
1939-1940: $100.00 per semester

1940s

1940-1941: $200 for the year
1941-1942: $200 for the year
1942-1943: $200 for the year
1943-1944: $200 for the year
1944-1945: $200 for the year
1945-1946: $200 for the year
1946-1947: $200 for the year
1947-1948: $300 for the year
1948-1949: $300 for the year
1949-1950: $300 for the year

1950s

1950-1951: $300 for the year
1951-1952: $300 for the year
1952-1953: $300 for the year
1953-1955: $200 per semester
1955-1957: $200 per semester
1957-1959: $250 per semester
1959-1961: $300 per semester

1960s

1961-1962: $360.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1963-1964: $500.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1965-1966, 1966-1967: $1,120.00 per year; $35.00 per credit hour
1967-1968, 1968-1969: $1,280.00 per year; $40.00 per credit hour
1969-1970: $50.00 per credit hour

1970s

1970-1971: $50.00 per credit hour
1971-1972: $60.00 per credit hour
1972-1973: $1,100.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1973-1974: $1,100.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1974-1975: $1,200.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1975-1976: $1,200.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1976-1977: $1,325.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1977-1978: $1,300.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1978-1979: $1,400.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1979-1980: $1,525.00 per semester (for full-time students)

1980s

1980-1981: $1,650.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1981-1982: $1,800.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1982-1983: $1,950.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1983-1984: $2,100.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1984-1986: $2,275.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1986-1988: $2,550.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1988-1989: $2,900.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1989-1990: $3,130.00 per semester (for full-time students)

1990s

1990-1991: $3,350.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1991-1992: $3,650.00 per semester (for full-time students)
1992-1993: $4,000.00 per semester (for full-time non-new conservatory students)
1993-1994: $4,280.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
1994-1995: $4,580.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
1995-1996: $4,855.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
1996-1997: $5,146.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
1997-1998: $5,430.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
1998-1999: $5,730.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
1999-2000: $6,075.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)

2000-2010

2000-2001: $6,440.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
2001-2002: $6,860.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
2002-2003: $7,300.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
2003-2004: $7,740.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
2004-2005: $8,125.00 per semester (for full-time non-conservatory students)
2005-2006: $17,210 (per academic year)(flat fee non-Conservatory) 1
2006-2007: $18,240 (per academic year)(flat fee non-Conservatory) 1
2007-2008: $19,330 (per academic year)(flat fee non-Conservatory) 1
2008-2009: $20,440 (per academic year)(flat fee non-Conservatory) 1
2009-2010: $21,056 (per academic year)(flat fee non-Conservatory) 1

2011-2019

2011-2012: $22,340 (per academic year) (non-Conservatory)
2012-2013: $23,010 (per academic year) (non-Conservatory)2
2012-2013: $23,700 (per academic year) (non-Conservatory)2
2013-2014: $23,700 (per academic year) (non-Conservatory)2
2014-2015: $24,500 (per academic year) (non-Conservatory)2

Sources

Unless otherwise noted, tuition rates were taken from the undergraduate course catalog.
1Source: Sum & Substance 2009
2Source: university website

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