William Carey University in Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, MS

(Rating 4.6 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

William Carey University offers 237-degree programs and 9 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1. 2 high safety сampuses. Acceptance Rate is 50%. The most popular test is SAT - 10% of students submitted it in comparison to 90% of students who submitted ACT. 32.6% are women, and 67.4% are men. 2% percents of international students. William Carey University is a member of 5 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at William Carey University is 16740$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $19910 and $25500 per year. 60% of full-time William Carey University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $34,700, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The William Carey University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$16,740
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, William Carey University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$17,321
$30,001 - $48,000$18,426
$48,001 - $75,000$17,341
$75,001 - $110,000$9,566
$110,001+$17,981

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: 2830

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -

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Percent of students with financial aid

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7%

Types of financial aids

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1935 of William Carey University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 85 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes William Carey University number 26 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Mississippi.

Students at William Carey University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$34,700

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Credit for military training

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in William Carey University.

ROTC

ROTC - Army

ROTC - Air Force

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate

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60%
ABOVE AVERAGE

William Carey University graduation rate is above the national average.

60% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to William Carey University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank
  • Completion of college-preparatory program

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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50%

In comparison to National Average

William Carey University acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 65%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 15%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $10k - $20k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 67%, so William Carey University acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 17%.

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50%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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38%

Total

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38%

Full time

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0%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

81%

Part-time retention rate

100%

The William Carey University full-time retention rate is 81% and part-time retention rate is 100%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important indicator: if it is high, it demonstrates that school offers quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking William Carey University students submitting SAT scores

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10%

Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
810 - 1080

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 380 - 520
Math: 430 - 560
Writing: 0 - 0

SAT Test Score Range

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ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking William Carey University students submitting ACT scores

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90%

Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
20 - 27

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 28
Math: 18 - 25
Writing: 0 - 0

ACT Test Score Range

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SAT Score Converter

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Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at William Carey University is 13:1, that means that for every 13 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

13:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

120
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2%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In William Carey University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at William Carey University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in Mississippi.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by 498 Tuscan Ave address in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of William Carey University with 0.11% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are motor vehicle theft and burglary.

The percentage of crimes on Tradition Campus

The campus located by 19640 Highway 67 address in Biloxi, Mississippi.

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Tradition Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is the middle size campus of William Carey University with 0.03% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Tradition Campus is burglary.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

William Carey University offers 237 programs in total: 120 are for Bachelor's degree, 108 - for Master's degree, and 6 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

This is the middle number of programs in comparison with other 63 universities in Mississippi state, with one of the highest number of Master's degree. William Carey University is one of the few institutions in Mississippi that offers a Doctor's degree-research/scholarship program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 9 distance learning programs that are provided in the William Carey University: 9 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Mississippi state average data to help you compare.

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William Carey University provides coursework for undergraduate students, graduate students and students with doctors professional practice.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 2439 students with 67652 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1096 with 24469 credit hours. The doctors professional practice enrollment was 415 students.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for William Carey University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

I've spent 4 years as a student at William Carey. My educational experience has far exceeded my expectations. The class sizes are small and personable. The professors all operate under an open-door policy. The university is growing quickly and is always looking into updating their facilities and classes to offer education that is relevant to an ever-changing world. This place is great!

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I would highly recommend this University. I transfered from out of state specifically to attend WCU. It was really nice that I didn't have to pay out of state tuition. I found WCU to be the most affordable of schools I was touring. They also offer multiple scholarships for students, many of which I received and was able to graduate debt free. I graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Intercultural Studies and my husband is currently a Cross Cultural Business Management major. I left feeling very prepared for my field of study. We both have great relationships with our professors and administration. They have worked with us on a lot of things and truly pray and care for us. We have learned more than academics from William Carey University and are incredibly grateful for our time here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

1. WCU is not a cheap university but they do provide many scholarships. 2. Though we are a Christian school, we have many other religions that attend because we accept everyone so no need to keep to yourself. 3. We are a school of many other nationalisties, so finding someone who suits your fancy won't be a problem. 4. We are mostly known for our amazing nursing program, but we offer almost everything you need to get you your degree. I'm an education major and I love my teaches' ways. 5. I've meet so many people and know most of the campus by name because of the homey feeling of the campus.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I went to this college for one trimester and I was trying to get my prerequisites for an architectural degree. This is not the place for anything to do with engineering or architecture. I hate to say it but the teachers here are either new and inexperienced or retired teachers. This is a private college so the pay is low therefore you can understand why the employees are not the best of the best. I recommend this place for foreign exchange students and nursing students only. They have devoted alot effort and money to accommodating these program. This is christian college so if you are anything other than that I would keep it myself.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

I am a first year employee at William Carey University after having retired from the military and also from Gulf Coast Community College. I have really enjoyed teaching here because the environment is similar to the community college where you at least recognize faces that you see from time to time. I have been extremely impressed by the technology that the school uses. It is way ahead of the community college and even the local university where I teach in the summers. The staff is extremely knowledgable and helpful and willing to go the extra mile to meet your needs. As compared to other schools, it is much easier to implement changes in text books, or to implement something new, or to just place an order for supplies than anywhere I have been. After 40+ years teaching I can honestly say that William Carey University is the best place I have ever worked. Too bad I am so late discovering this gem. The only negative that I have experienced is getting accustomed to the 10-week trimester system after having been on a semester system in my previous work experience. However, this is good for the student because you are only taking 2-3 courses at a time rather than 4-5 typical of the semester system. The pace is fast but if you are in a course that you do not particularly like at least the pain will not last 17 weeks, only 10! You owe it to yourself to at least consider attending this institution. You will be pleasantly surprised. Noel R. Mann, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Physical Sciences

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 498 Tuscan Ave

Place:

Religious affiliation: Baptist

Calendar system: Trimester

General Phone Number: +6013186051

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: wmcarey.edu

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