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A Century of History

Our History

archive photosFounded in St Louis, Missouri , USA in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with over 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence. Webster has an extraordinary history that reflects a commitment to serving people who may not otherwise have access to quality education. Also see the Webster University Archives in the Emerson Library. 

Accredited Around the World

Webster University was awarded accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission in 1925. This accreditation includes undergraduate and graduate levels at all locations where the University offers programs.

International Extended Campus Locations

A leading university in the US, Webster has campuses in nine countries, across four continents; a truly global university. Webster University is recognized as one of the top universities in the US for its international study programs, which includes Webster University Thailand.

In 1978, Webster University established its first international campus in Geneva, Switzerland. Since then, Webster had opened residential campuses in Austria, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Ghana and most recently Greece. At all of these locations, Webster provides higher education programs based on the American liberal arts system.

Webster University Thailand in the heart of Southeast Asia, has been welcoming students since 1999 and today, the private non-for-profit university has a high profile, offering students two main campus locations, in Bangkok and in Cha-Am/Hua Hin. Undergraduate Degrees and Master Degrees at Webster University Thailand are highly accredited and set at exacting global standards.