Union University Overview
Union University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Jackson, Tennessee. The city atmosphere of Jackson makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.
What Is Union University Known For?
- Students at Union may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 10 to 1.
- Students at Union have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 5%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The highest award offered at Union is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
- A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Union makes roughly $43,200 a year. This is 6% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Union to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Union University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Union.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Union has earned from around the web.
|#28||Best Value Colleges for Health Professions||College Factual|
|#30||Best Colleges for Nursing||College Factual|
|#37||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts General Studies||College Factual|
|#43||Best Colleges for Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||College Factual|
|#75||Best Colleges for Health Professions||College Factual|
|#75||Best Colleges for Teacher Education Grade Specific||College Factual|
Where Is Union University?
Contact details for Union are given below.
|Address:||1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, TN 38305-3697|
How Do I Get Into Union?
You can apply to Union online at: https://www.uu.edu/applications/undergrad/
Admission Requirements for Union
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|Recommendations||considered but not required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Union?
Approximately 31% of accepted students are men and 69% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 59%, and the acceptance rate for women is 61%.
Average Test Scores
About 13% of students accepted to Union submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 510 and 650.
Can I Afford Union University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Union, approximately 56% of students took out student loans averaging $6,207 a year. That adds up to $24,828 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Union is 4.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Union University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 1,008 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,796 full-time undergraduates at Union, 34% are male and 66% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Union University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||242|
|Hispanic or Latino||38|
Tennessee students aren't the only ones who study at Union University. At this time, 24 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 29 countries are represented at Union. The most popular countries sending students to the school are South Korea, Brazil, and Kenya.
Online Learning at Union University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Union has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 13th most popular in Tennessee for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Union
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Union University was 32.2%. This is the #656 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Union regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Union majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||43%|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||43%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Union ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Union.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Theology & Religious Vocations (Other)||#9|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#53|
|Business Administration & Management||#176|
|Business, Management & Marketing||#221|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Union University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Morgan Riley under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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