Weber State University – An Overview
Founded in 1889, Weber State University is an exceptional teaching university providing associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business, education, health professions, liberal arts, technology, and sciences to meet the needs of the region. WSU’s institution type is Master’s M: Colleges and Universities (medium programs). The university offers more than 250 undergraduate certificate and degree programs, and 11 graduate degrees.
Serving more than 26,000 students, drawn predominately from Utah but also including representatives from all 50 states and 47 foreign countries, WSU takes pride in its student-centered environment, meeting the needs of both traditional and nontraditional students. WSU graduates are broadly educated, capable, and prepared for meaningful careers, graduate and professional schools, and civic engagement. The hallmark of the university is excellent teaching with extraordinary personal interactions between faculty and students.
A multi-campus institution, WSU’s Ogden campus is located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City. A second campus, Weber State University Davis in Layton, Utah, is growing to meet increased needs and demands of Davis County residents. WSU Online offers courses and degree programs using technology-enhanced learning to provide greater flexibility to meet the complex needs of students balancing family and work responsibilities.
Weber State has an active "College Town" initiative with Ogden City and the surrounding communities that serves to strengthen the positive relationship between WSU and the communities it serves. The two newest additions to the initiative are Weber State Downtown and the Community Education Center. Located in a historic building on Washington Boulevard, Weber State Downtown is a place where local startups and businesses can rent space and work in a cooperative, open environment, and patrons can shop for Wildcat gear, purchase tickets to WSU events, and buy coffee and snacks at the café. The Community Education Center provides a one-stop center to support underserved populations, including minority, low-income, and first-generation community members to access and complete post-secondary education.
Weber State is also home to two public charter academies. The Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (NUAMES), located at WSU Davis, is an early college high school that works in partnership with WSU to prepare students for an early transition into a university baccalaureate program. The WSU Charter Academy, located on the Ogden campus, offers an on-site kindergarten where faculty, students and families work together to develop children’s academic, social, emotional, and physical capabilities.