Welcome to William Woods University located in Fulton, Missouri in the heart of the USA. Since 1870, our courses and opportunities have prepared students not just for careers, but for lives in a world that is dynamic, global and rich in possibilities. William Woods is a learning community of more than 3,400 students and faculty, including some 1,100 traditional undergraduates, 1,500 graduate, and 800 online students representing more than 35 US states and 11 countries on our 200-acre campus in Fulton, Missouri.
We offer unique undergraduate programs, including an internationally recognized equestrian studies program, a four-year American Sign Language interpreting program, and a MBA in 5 degree that allows you to start your Masters degree during your senior year. Our 74 majors and 26 minors will give you the skills you need to reach your unique potential- and over a hundred routes to get you there. William Woods University graduate and online programs combine national certification and academic excellence with convenience and value. Whichever path you seek, you can expect to be both challenged and supported, through practical coursework taught by engaging faculty. Our professional experience is matched by a down-to-earth commitment to involve you deeply in your learning experience; foster networking and collaboration with your peers, and support you throughout your academic journey and beyond. William Woods University is ranked among the nation’s top online learning programs. We combine more than 140 years of academic excellence with a student-centered, service-oriented educational environment, and our convenient, 8-week courses offer flexibility and affordable tuition.
Among our network of more than 20,000 successful alumni, we count an Olympic gold medalist, the trainer of Thunder, mascot of the Denver Broncos, and innumerable professionals in medicine, business, law, and education — including more than 600 school leaders ranging from superintendents and principals, and special education administrators. William Woods graduates fill positions at Disney, 3M, Coca-Cola, UPS, Hewlett-Packard and many other major corporations.
Our 140-year history of service and leadership in education has given us, as a community, values that endure and make the William Woods educational experience unique. We challenge our students to discover, lead, and achieve, often beyond what they ever dreamed possible. What makes William Woods different is our commitment to stay with our students as they pursue their goals; to see to it that they thrive in school and beyond. It’s a personal, first-name relationship that goes well beyond the classroom and lasts long after the degree is earned. Our mission is to help you flourish in whatever you decide to do with your life.
Ask a student what the William Woods experience is like, and the answer will most likely evolve from a discussion of the program to an account of the people who not only engaged and challenged, but who walked along side them and supported them until the journey was complete.
William Woods University enjoys the best of both worlds when it comes to reputation — attracting students, faculty and partners nationally for signature programs, while making a significant impact locally and statewide in fields such as business and education.
The country’s most established colleges and universities routinely open their doors to peers for an accreditation process — a way of ensuring that students and families receive a quality return on their educational investment.
Higher Learning Commission
William Woods University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association, which is one of 6 regional institutional accreditors in the United States:
Higher Learning Association, a Commission of the North Central Association 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Tel: 312.263.0456 hlcommission.org
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners awarded William Woods University, in Fulton, Missouri accreditation of its business programs and separate accreditation of its accounting program. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the undergraduate and graduate accounting and business programs offered at William Woods University meet the rigorous educational standards established by ACBSP.
Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) 11520 West 119th Street Overland Park, KS 66213 Tel: 913.339.9356 www.acbsp.org
ACBSP Accredited programs
While third-party honors and recognition have become a staple of how colleges gain attention, we at William Woods University ultimately measure our success by what alumni and their employers report about our graduates. We thank all faculty, staff, alumni and funders for the hard work that has earned the following recognition for William Woods University:
•Ranked as a Top 100 Midwest University by U.S. News & World Report
•Ranks among the top online programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report
•Recognized for its online degree programs for quality and affordability by U.S. News & World Report, ranking 7th in MO and 141st in the U.S. for its online bachelors
•Ranked 14th by Affordable Colleges Online (AC Online) among private, non-profit colleges for affordable online degree programs
•Ranked 2nd in midwest by U.S. News & World Report for graduates with lightest debt load
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