2024 Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$28,298

Net Price

13%

Admitted

45%

Enrolled

93%

Graduation Rate

7/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

Washington University in St Louis

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 16,973. In 2021, there were 559 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #1 in Missouri and ranks #34 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

559

Total Enrollment

16,973

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Higher Learning Commission

Ranking for Washington University in St Louis

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#1

Missouri Rank

Combining ranking factors for 39 schools that offer psychology degrees in Missouri, Washington University in St Louis ranks #1.

#34

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., Washington University in St Louis ranks #34.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, Washington University in St Louis offers Counseling and Applied Psychology and Forensic Psychology at the certificate level. At the bachelor level, the university offers Cognitive Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Experimental Psychology, General Psychology, Industrial Organizational Psychology and Research Psychology. At the master level Research Psychology and Social Work are offered. At the doctorate level Research Psychology and Social Work are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021CERTBSMAPhD
Cognitive Psychology39
Counseling and Applied Psychology161
Experimental Psychology123
Forensic Psychology16
General Psychology3
Industrial Organizational Psychology1
Research Psychology1621015
Social Work2005
Total Graduates3232921020
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 33,634 students applied to the Washington University in St Louis. The university admitted 13% and 45% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for Missouri universities is 4,597. On average, all Missouri institutions admit 72% and 29% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of Washington University in St Louis students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 96%. Compared to all Missouri four or more years colleges, the percentage is 70%.

The overall graduation rate for Washington University in St Louis is 93%, compared to 54% for all Missouri universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare WashU to Missouri Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of Washington University in St Louis to the average of all Missouri four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

WashU

33,634

Applicants

13%

Percent Admitted

45%

Percent Enrolled

96%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

93%

Graduation Rate

MO Colleges

4,597

Applicants

72%

Percent Admitted

29%

Percent Enrolled

70%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

54%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 4,294 or 86% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 703 or 14% part-time faculty members employed at Washington University in St Louis. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 1,765 or 35%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

WashU

7 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

86%

Percent Full-Time

14%

Percent Part-Time

35%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

MO Colleges

14 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

54%

Percent Full-Time

46%

Percent Part-Time

51%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at Washington University in St Louis the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $57,750, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,158.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $57,750 and the average cost for graduate fees is $538.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend Washington University in St Louis in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for Washington University in St Louis2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$17,900
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,696
Total Living Expenses$21,596
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$57,750
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,158
Total Undergraduate Expenses$80,504
In-State, Graduate Tuition$57,750
In-State, Graduate Fees$538
Total Graduate Expenses$58,288
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend Washington University in St Louis is $28,298. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare Washington University in St Louis to all Missouri universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

WashU

$80,504

Cost to Attend

$47,293

Average Financial Aid

53%

Percent Receiving Aid

$28,298

Net Price

MO Colleges

$34,004

Cost to Attend

$14,433

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$18,086

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 947 or 53%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 3,474 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $47,293.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid3,474$47,293
Pell Grants1,095$4,766
Federal Student Loans1,101$5,928
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the Washington University in St Louis to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

WashU

3,474

Grant or Scholarship Aid

61%

Grants or Scholarships

1,095

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,101

Federal Student Loans

19%

Federal Student Loans

MO Colleges

3,322

Grant or Scholarship Aid

50%

Grants or Scholarships

1,371

Number of Pell Grants

21%

Pell Grants

1,909

Federal Student Loans

29%

Federal Student Loans

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