William Carey University Overview
William Carey University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The location of William Carey University is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
What Is William Carey University Known For?
- Although it may not be available for every major, the doctor's degree is the highest award a student can attain at William Carey University.
- In 2017-2018, 56% of the faculty were full-time.
William Carey University Rankings
William Carey University is ranked #7 out of 30 schools in Mississippi.
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 William Carey University.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards William Carey University has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Value Colleges for Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities||College Factual|
|#30||Best Value Colleges for Educational Administration||College Factual|
|#35||Best Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician Schools||College Factual|
|#74||Best Value Colleges for Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||College Factual|
|#101||Best Value Colleges for Biological & Biomedical Sciences||College Factual|
|#129||Best Value Colleges for Education||College Factual|
Where Is William Carey University?
Contact details for William Carey University are given below.
|Address:||710 William Carey Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS 39401|
How Do I Get Into William Carey University?
You can apply to William Carey University online at: www.wmcarey.edu/
Admission Requirements for William Carey University
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|Recommendations||neither required nor recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into William Carey University?
Approximately 32% of accepted students are men and 68% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 58%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.
Average Test Scores
About 9% of students accepted to William Carey University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 650. Math scores were between 520 and 680.
Can I Afford William Carey 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 William Carey University, approximately 21% of students took out student loans averaging $6,515 a year. That adds up to $26,060 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at William Carey University is 8.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.
William Carey University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,239 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,945 full-time undergraduates at William Carey University, 31% are male and 69% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of William Carey University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||487|
|Hispanic or Latino||49|
Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at William Carey University. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 44 countries are represented at William Carey University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Spain, and France.
Online Learning at William Carey University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at William Carey University has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 21st most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of William Carey University
The following table shows how William Carey University is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Theology & Religious Vocations||#19||#19|
|Health & Physical Education||#31||#7|
|Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies||#43||#10|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#55||#10|
Online Growth Rankings of William Carey University
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William Carey University was 21.1%. This is the #1,042 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at William Carey University regardless of major.
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%.
William Carey 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.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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