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William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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William Carey University overview
Location Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Online wmcarey.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Religious Affiliation Baptist
William Carey University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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William Carey University is a private Christian institution established in 1906 and located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, approximately 90 miles southeast of the state capital, Jackson. Known for its distinctive blend of liberal arts and professional programs, the university offers a range of undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees, with notable emphasis on health sciences, education, and business. The campus is characterized by a collection of modern and traditional buildings, providing a conducive learning environment amidst a suburban setting. Housing options are available for students who wish to live on campus. With a generally inclusive admission policy, William Carey seeks to attract a diverse student body. The university has established a reputation for its School of Pharmacy and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. While not primarily recognized for its athletics, William Carey University competes in the NAIA as the Crusaders, with various sports programs for student-athletes.

In the most recent statistical year 517 prospective students applied, and 277 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 178 enrolled in the school.  3,256 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 2,406 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $13,500 plus fees of $1,185. William Carey University is ranked 435 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












William Carey University is rated within the top 43% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

William Carey University overview
SAT 1050/1320
ACT 20/29
Estimated GPA 3.46

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for William Carey University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,900
Other Fees$1,185
Room and Board $7,463
Budget for Other Expenses$6,885
Total One Year Cost$30,933

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,900 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

51% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by William Carey University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 24%
Education 17%
Psychology 16%
Liberal Arts and Humanities 13%
Business 10%

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