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Webster University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The school was founded in 1915 by the Sisters of Loretto. Now, the total enrollment to the school is about 21,075 students.
The English as a Second Language program at Webster University - St. Louis uses a sustained content-based approach, which means that every ESL student is enrolled for both ESL and Content course work. All the work in each section of the ESL program reflects the topics and assignments of a typical humanities seminar. There are three enrollment options, which are determined by a student’s scores on the Webster University Placement Tests. These tests consist of an Institutional TOEFL, an interview, and an essay.
Full Program (11 credits). Students enroll in ten credits of ESL (at $470/credit hour, for a total of ($4,700) and one Content Course credit (at $550/credit hour). The total tuition for one semester is thus $5,250. This figure does not include living expenses, fees, mandatory health insurance, or books and supplies. Students should expect to spend a minimum of twenty hours per week in ESL classes, exclusive of lab and homework assignments. There are two levels: Intermediate and Advanced.
Partial Release (5 to 6 credits) Students must obtain certain scores on language placement tests. They will enroll in 5 credits of ESL, for a total of ($2,350). Undergraduates may take an additional six to nine content course credits ($550/hr). Graduate students often take two to three classes (at different rates.) The total tuition for one semester can range from $5,650 to the flat fee of $10,528 for undergraduate students who are enrolled in more than twelve credit hours. This figure does not include living expenses, fees, mandatory health insurance, or books and supplies. Students should expect to spend a minimum of ten hours per week in ESL classes, exclusive of lab and homework assignments.
ESL Seminar (1- 3 credits) Students who need to refine specific English language skills, in such areas as research papers and oral presentations may enroll in the three credit ESL Seminar ($1,410). Additional one-credit courses will be selected in consultation with the student’s major advisor.
$550 per credit hour