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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
0% change from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
825 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
65% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
77 Graduates

About the photo: The University of Southern Mississippi, aka Southern Miss, is a public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.


The median tuition at William Carey University is $10,800, which is $21,410 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,717.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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William Carey University received 825 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.02% annual decline. Out of those 825 applicants, 421 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51% acceptance rate.

There were 4,619 students enrolled at William Carey University in 2016, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Carey University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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William Carey University has a total enrollment of 4,619 students. The full-time enrollment at William Carey University is 3,002 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,617. This means that 65% of students enrolled at William Carey University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Carey University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 26.3% Black or African American, 3.01% Asian, 1.93% Hispanic or Latino, 0.37% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.66% Unknown, and 2.25% Non-resident Alien.

Students enrolled at William Carey University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (13.2%), followed by White Male (7.88%) and Black or African American Female (7.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (13.2%), followed by White Male (5.78%) and Black or African American Female (4.7%).

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In 2016, 518 more women than men graduated from William Carey University. The majority of students graduating from William Carey University are White. These 860 graduates mean that there were 2.44 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 353 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at William Carey University is General Psychology with 90 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 81 graduates and General Studies with 62 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at William Carey University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Education, with 510 graduates, followed by Psychology with 135 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 38 graduates.


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William Carey University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $221,319 (1.42%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, William Carey University had a total expenditure of $51M. Of that $51M, they spent $20.3M on salaries and $3.92M on benefits.

William Carey University employs 61 Assistant professors, 33 Associate professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at William Carey University are Female Assistant professors (32), Male Assistant professors (29), and Female Associate professors (23).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Carey University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 54 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 32 employees, and Service with 27 employees.



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