Webster University was ranked number one in Missouri and in the Midwest and ninth in the nation by the number of study abroad students in long-term studying abroad programs, among master’s colleges and universities. The ranking appears in the Open Doors 2011 report.
The Open Doors 2011 (2009-10 year) report indicates that Webster University had 62 students studying abroad in long-term programs. Most of those students were participating in Webster’s Global MA in International Relations and Global MBA programs which provide full-time graduate students an opportunity to live, learn, and study at Webster’s international campuses.
Open Doors is a comprehensive, national data and information resource on U.S. and international individuals studying or teaching in US and abroad. Open Doors is supported by a grant from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and is a published by the Institute of International Education.
2011 Report Highlights (Data for 2009-10)
- 23 percent of Webster’s study abroad students participated in long-term programs. This participation rate is 5.5 times higher than the national average.
- 40 percent of Webster’ study abroad students studied abroad for a semester (mid-length duration), 26 percent participated in short-term program, and 11 percent attended a term abroad during the fall and spring semesters.
- Nationwide, among master’s colleges and universities, only 4.2 percent of study abroad students did so participating in long-term programs; 35.6 percent did it attending mid-length programs; and 60.3 percent did so taking part in short-term programs.
- 1.4 percent of the 19,805,000 Americans enrolled in the United States higher education system were studying abroad.
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