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IPEDS ID: 176479
OPE ID: 00244700
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William Carey University
710 William Carey Parkway, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39401-5499
General information:  (601) 318-6051
Website:  www.wmcarey.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Small
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  4,619 (2,808 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Admissionswww.wmcarey.edu
Apply Onlinewww.wmcarey.edu
Financial Aidwww.wmcarey.edu
Net Price Calculatorwmcarey.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.wmcarey.edu
Disability Serviceswww.wmcarey.edu
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.wmcarey.edu
Mission Statement
  As a Christian university which embraces its Baptist heritage and namesake, William Carey University provides quality educational programs, within a caring Christian academic community, which challenge the individual student to excel in scholarship, leadership, and service in a diverse global society.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Religious Affiliation
Baptist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty167139
Instructional167139
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-6
Instructional-6
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
Tuition and fees$10,800$11,400$11,700$11,7000.0%
Books and supplies$2,850$2,850$2,850$3,30015.8%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$5,590$5,590$5,870$5,9000.5%
Other$6,260$5,660$5,680$6,0857.1%
Off Campus
Room and board$5,590$5,590$5,870$5,9000.5%
Other$6,260$5,660$5,680$6,0857.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,260$5,660$5,680$6,0857.1%
Total Expenses2013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017% change 2015-2016 to 2016-2017
On Campus$25,500$25,500$26,100$26,9853.4%
Off Campus$25,500$25,500$26,100$26,9853.4%
Off Campus with Family$19,910$19,910$20,230$21,0854.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2016-2017
Tuition$8,400
Fees$300
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid117697%————
Grant or scholarship aid17597%$1,933,323$11,048
Federal grants17597%$779,007$4,451
Pell grants14379%$638,495$4,465
Other federal grants3218%$140,512$4,391
State/local government grant or scholarships14178%$299,646$2,125
Institutional grants or scholarships15586%$854,670$5,514
Student loan aid14781%$684,802$4,659
Federal student loans13675%$629,852$4,631
Other student loans116%$54,950$4,995
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,80573%$10,385,833$5,754
Pell grants1,47359%$5,648,988$3,835
Federal student loans1,51361%$11,515,243$7,611
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2013-20142014-20152015-2016
Average net price$14,812$15,026$14,717
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$17,321$17,384$18,128
$30,001 – $48,000$18,426$18,359$18,481
$48,001 – $75,000$17,341$16,847$17,516
$75,001 – $110,000$9,566$10,197$12,460
$110,001 and more$17,981$17,719$18,630
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment4,619
Undergraduate enrollment2,808
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment351
Graduate enrollment1,811
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 59%
Part-time: 41%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 38%
Female: 62%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 27%
Hispanic/Latino: 2%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 63%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 3%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 68%
25 and over: 32%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 77%
Out-of-state: 23%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 5%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 68%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 34%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 57%
Undergraduate application fee (2016-2017): $40
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2016
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants825285540
Percent admitted51%54%49%
Percent admitted who enrolled45%53%40%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2016 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1910%
ACT16790%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading430520
SAT Math430550
ACT Composite2127
ACT English2029
ACT Math1825
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 83%
Part-time students: 80%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2015 and Returned in Fall 2016
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 25 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 46%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 45%
6-year: 58%
8-year: 60%
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 33%
6-year: 46%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2008 or Fall 2010
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 49%
Female: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Black or African American: 33%
Hispanic/Latino: 100%
White: 54%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 58%
Received award in 8 years: 60%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 3%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 11%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 70%
Received award in 8 years: 70%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 7%
PART-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2008
Award and enrollment rate:
[First-time]
Received award in 6 years: 0%
Received award in 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 0%
[Non-first-time]
Received award in 6 years: 47%
Received award in 8 years: 47%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 20%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2015-2016
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General302-
Biomedical Sciences, General-34-
Category total3036-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General6142-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0--
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other0--
Category total6142-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism0--
Mass Communication/Media Studies5--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8--
Category total13--
Education
Art Teacher Education15-
Biology Teacher Education03-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-8-
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0--
Education, Other00-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities-31-
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Specific Learning Disabilities-13-
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented-11-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-50d0d
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-67d0d
Elementary Education and Teaching37d92d-
English/Language Arts Teacher Education44-
Health Teacher Education-0-
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-93
Learning Sciences-1-
Mathematics Teacher Education88-
Music Teacher Education06-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3d--
Secondary Education and Teaching-138d-
Secondary School Administration/Principalship-0-
Social Science Teacher Education-1-
Social Studies Teacher Education31-
Technical Teacher Education21-
Category total58d449d3d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General174-
Category total174-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature0--
Category total0--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician90-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other4--
Music Therapy/Therapist3--
Nursing Administration-6d-
Nursing Education-0d27d
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy--95
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse81d43d-
Category total97d49d122d
History
History, General52-
Category total52-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science16d--
Category total16d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies62--
Category total62--
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General9--
Category total9--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology0d3d-
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies3--
Category total3d3d-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other38d--
Category total38d--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3--
Chemistry, Other0--
Category total3--
Psychology
Counseling Psychology-6-
Developmental and Child Psychology-22-
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-0-
Psychology, General86--
Psychology, Other-14-
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology-3-
School Psychology-0-
Category total8645-
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, General3--
Category total3--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies9--
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-3-
Religious/Sacred Music31-
Category total124-
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2--
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other0--
Fine/Studio Arts, General7--
Music Performance, General4--
Music, General0--
Category total13--
Grand total526634125
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 131
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 51
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 4
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $9,018
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $6,660
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $3,080
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $1,708
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 78%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2015-2016 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division I MenWomen
Baseball36
Basketball5620
Golf1310
Soccer5632
Softball19
Tennis1113
Track and Field, Indoor1518
Track and Field, Outdoor1718
Track and Field, X-Country87
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges1/1/1958 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program12/1/1975 - 12/31/2007Resigned
American Osteopathic Association, Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree9/12/2009 - 5/3/2014Accredited
Osteopathic Medicine (OSTEO) - Programs leading to the D.O. degree5/3/2014 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist(!)8/5/2016 -  Pre-Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/13/2007 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/13/2007 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1966 -  Accredited
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2015 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape00
Fondling01
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary101
Motor vehicle theft300
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201320142015
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible0
Rape00
Fondling00
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)0
Incest00
Statutory rape00
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate7.5%7.6%8.2%
Number in default102107103
Number in repayment1,3451,3931,248
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)