William Carey University


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Trimester

State: Mississippi


Founded in 1906 as Mississippi Woman's College, William Carey University is now a private, coeducational, comprehensive university affiliated with the Baptist Church. The 120-acre main campus is located in a residential neighborhood of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The University of Southern Mississippi is just a few miles away. Jackson, New Orleans, and Mobile are all within a two-hour drive. William Carey has two other campuses -- the School of Nursing is located on the campus of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and the new Tradition Campus recently opened just north of Biloxi. A campus on Beach Boulevard in Gulfport was devastated by hurricane Katrina. William Carey offers a range of baccalaureate degree programs in the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Professional fields in business, education and nursing are most popular with undergraduates. Academics are supported by a 19 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Student life at William Carey is active with a wide range of groups and organizations including a small Greek system and numerous intramural sports. On the varsity athletic front, the William Carey Crusaders and Lady Crusaders compete in the NAIA Southern States Athletic Conference. The university fields six men's and six women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Nursing, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2971
Total Grad Students: 684
Undergraduate Students: 2287
Faculty: 92

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 32:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:1

Percent Male: 26%
Percent Female: 74%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 24%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 42%

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Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

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498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg Mississippi 39401


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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 21 25
English 20 27
Math 18 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 530
Math 480 600

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Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 83%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -83%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 2850

Other Expenses: 5802

Room and Board: 4920

Tuition and Fees: 10350

Total Cost: 23922

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Costs Data From: 2011-12

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 4246

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 89%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 73%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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