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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?

568 Undergraduate Awards
$29,480 Avg Cost After Aid
60% Acceptance Rate
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Educational Assessment Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Value Education Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#17 Best Value Social Work Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best Value Health Professions Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#40 Best Value Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#44 Best Value Nursing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Value Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best Value Business, Management & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Union has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#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?

Location of Union University

Contact details for Union are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, TN 38305-3697
Phone: 731-668-1818
Website: www.uu.edu
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/UnionUniversity/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/UnionUniversity

How Do I Get Into Union?

You can apply to Union online at: https://www.uu.edu/applications/undergrad/

Admission Requirements for Union

Submission Required?
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
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Union?

60% Acceptance Rate
69% Of Accepted Are Women
13% Submit SAT Scores
Union has an acceptance rate of 60%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

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.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Union University  ( 560 to 670 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Union University  ( 510 to 650 )
200
800
Union received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 32. Math scores were between 21 and 27. Composite scores were between 23 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Union University  ( 23 to 32 )
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36
ACT Math Scores for Union University  ( 21 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Union University  ( 23 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Union University?

$29,480 Net Price
56% Take Out Loans
4.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Union is $29,480. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

1,796 Full-Time Undergraduates
66% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,164 undergraduate students at Union, with 1,796 being full-time and 368 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Union

There are also 1,008 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,796 full-time undergraduates at Union, 34% are male and 66% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Union

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Union University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Union Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 39
Black or African American 242
Hispanic or Latino 38
White 1,378
International Students 43
Other Races/Ethnicities 56

Geographic Diversity

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

338 Took All Classes Online
1,371 Took At Least One Class Online
32.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 2 bachelor’s degree and 8 master’s degree programs available online at Union. In 2017-2018, 1,371 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Union has changed over the last few years.

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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
Education 9%
Educational Administration 22%
General Education 28%
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
Educational Assessment #2
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) #9
Educational Administration #46
Theology & Religious Vocations #53
Education #136
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.

Major Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Nursing 0 0 181 1 39 39 260
Business Administration & Management 0 0 95 0 59 0 154
Educational Administration 0 0 0 26 82 28 136
Social Work 0 0 35 0 60 0 95
General Education 0 0 0 0 72 0 72
Liberal Arts General Studies 21 10 15 0 0 0 46
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0 40 40
Theology & Religious Vocations (Other) 0 0 0 0 17 0 17
General Biology 0 0 13 0 2 0 15
Accounting 0 0 9 0 4 0 13
Marketing 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Educational Assessment 0 0 0 0 13 0 13
General Psychology 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 13 0 0 0 13
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
General English Literature 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Health & Physical Education 0 0 10 0 0 0 10
Religious Studies 4 0 6 0 0 0 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 0 8 0 0 0 8
Allied Health Professions 0 0 7 0 0 0 7
Teaching English or French 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Mathematics 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Political Science & Government 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 0 0 0 0 5 0 5
Zoology 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Journalism 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Electrical Engineering 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Sociology 0 0 5 0 0 0 5
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Special Education 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Economics 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
Music 0 0 4 0 0 0 4
History 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Biblical Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Missionary Studies 0 0 3 0 0 0 3
Computer Science 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Romance Languages 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Chemistry 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Physics 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Multicultural & Diversity Studies 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Sacred Music 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Botany/Plant Biology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Business/Managerial Economics 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Business/Commerce 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Curriculum & Instruction 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Philosophy & Religious Studies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pastoral Counseling & Specialized Ministries 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 25 10 533 27 353 108 1,056

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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