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William Carey University
William Carey University 498 Tuscan Ave Hattiesburg, MS 39401 Phone: (601) 318-6051
  • General Information
    About William Carey University

    The mission of William Carey University is to provide quality liberal arts and professional education programs within a caring Christian academic community. The individual student is encouraged to develop his or her highest potential in scholarship, leadership, and service. The university collaborates with churches, organizations, and individuals to affirm its Baptist heritage and namesake - William Carey.


    Institutional statistical data was gathered from the U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009-2010.

    Institution Type
    • 4-year, Private not-for-profit
    Special Learning Opportunities
    • ROTC (Army, Air Force)
    • Teacher certification
    • Distance learning opportunities
    • Study abroad
    Student Services
    • General Education Courses
    • Career Services available upon completion
    Credit Accepted
    • Dual credit
    • The acceptance of credits for work experience or military experience are subject to review by the school and cannot be guaranteed.Advanced placement (AP) credits
    Religious Affiliation
    • Baptist
    Federal Aid
    • Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
    Degrees/Certificates offered
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Post-master's certificate
    Campus Setting
    • City: Small
    Disability Services Student
    • 3% or Less
  • Admission
    Total Applicants 465
    Percent Admitted 93%
    Men Admitted 95%
    Women Admitted 92%
    Full Time Retention Rate 74%
  • Submitted ACT & SAT Scores

    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Critical Reading 400 600
      Math 420 570
    •     25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
      Composite 20 28
      English 21 30
      Math 18 25
  • Student Demographics
    Total Enrolled 4,263
    Native American 14
    Asian 32
    African American 1,249
    Hispanic 52
    Enrolled FullTime Undergraduates 1,970
    Enrolled FullTime Graduates 660

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