William Carey University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, it offers an urban setting for students to study in. The school's Baptist affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. William Carey University has a yearly student enrollment of approximately three thousand.
Areas of study available at William Carey University include:
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Liberal Arts And Sciences
- Recreation And Fitness Studies
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then studied by admissions officials. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 910 - 1130 on the SAT and within the range of 21 - 25 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to this school. This school admits about 80% of applicants annually. Of those students admitted, nearly 25% attended the school.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $11,000, but may change each year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attending this school. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $2,000. William Carey University may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
Athletic programs are available at William Carey University through the NAIA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available:
- Baseball (NAIA Division I)
- Basketball (NAIA Division I)
- Golf (NAIA Division I)
- Soccer (NAIA Division I)
- Softball (NAIA Division I)
Contact information, academics information, programs, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.wmcarey.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admissions information below may give an overview of the students William Carey University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at William Carey University is about 4,200, with undergraduate students making up about 59% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $11,000-$13,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- Part time students pay in the range of $360 to $430 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$10,294|
|Receiving Student Loans||89%||$4,768|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, William Carey University may provide services to students like:
- Distance learning
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
The overall graduation rate of William Carey University is around 62%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||46%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||13%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
William Carey University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports being in the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Southern States Athletic Conference)
- Basketball (Southern States Athletic Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by William Carey University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact William Carey University for official up-to-date information.