William Carey University

Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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William Carey University is one of the nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Mississippi. The campus is located in an urban area, in Hattiesburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 4,839 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 177 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 150 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 85%). Every year 57% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

William Carey University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $11,400, and fees were $900. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $11,400 and $900 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students4,839
Student to Faculty Ratio14:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate85%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 17 67
Master's degree 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 1 31

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1958 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1975 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/13/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/13/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT990 to 1160
ACT21 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $30

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$380/credit
In State Students$380/credit
Out of State Students$380/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$350/credit
In State Students$350/credit
Out of State Students$350/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $17,100 $17,100 $17,100
ADN 70 $26,600 $26,600 $26,600
BSN 125 $47,500 $47,500 $47,500
FNP 50 $17,500 $17,500 $17,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 97% of William Carey University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 79% $4,510
Other Federal Grant 16% $4,265
State Grant & Scholarships 23% $1,985
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 86% $6,100
Federal Student Loans 73% $4,780
Private Loans 4% $5,120


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$18,940
$30,001 to $48,000$18,790
$48,001 to $75,000$18,119
$75,001 to $110,000$13,340
Over $110,000$19,365

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.
William Carey University
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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