Open Doors Report Ranks Webster Study Abroad in Top 10

| February 17, 2012

Webster Hall, Webster University

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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    1. Debra Carpenter says:

      Congratulations to Grant Chappman and all the study abroad staff who make up the infrastructure for this wonderful accomplishment. It takes the whole university focusing to make us achieve this national recognition, but the staff who work daily to make this happen deserve our special thanks.
      Dean Debra Carpenter