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William Carey University – Tuition & Success Analysis

Hattiesburg, MS

William Carey University – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,087

Average annual cost of attendance: $17,348

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $20,832

Campus Setting: Small City

Religious Affiliation: Baptist

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William Carey University Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $18,128

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $18,481

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $17,516

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $12,460

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $18,630


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by William Carey University. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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William Carey University Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 50%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 82%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $34,700

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 59%

William Carey University Admissions

William Carey University Acceptance Rate: 51%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 430 to 550

SAT Critical Reading: 430 to 520

SAT Writing: N/A to N/A

ACT English: 20 to 29

ACT Math: 18 to 25

ACT Writing: N/A to N/A

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to William Carey University actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

William Carey University Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 59%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 61%

Typical student debt: $20,832

Typical monthly loan payment: $221

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Majors at William Carey University


These are the most popular areas of study offered at William Carey University:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 8%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 15%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 1%
  • Education – 14%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 20%
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services – 2%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 10%
  • Mathematics and Statistics – 1%
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies – 5%
  • Psychology – 15%
  • Social Sciences – 1%
  • Theology and Religious Vocations – 4%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 3%

For more information about the various majors at William Carey University, visit their website.

William Carey University Diversity


Overall Composition at William Carey University

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend William Carey University full time:  78%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend William Carey University part time:  22%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at William Carey University:  32%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 1%

Black: 31%

Hispanic: 2%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 4%

Two or more races: 0%

Unknown: 2%

White: 60%

William Carey University Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 1.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 2.0

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 13.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.