William Carey University

country rank  1185
world rank  3706

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University Overview

Founded in 1906, William Carey University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Hattiesburg (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Mississippi. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Gulfport, New Orleans. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, William Carey University (WCU) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 6,000-6,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Baptist religion. William Carey University (WCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 112 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. WCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Identity

Acronym WCU
Founded 1906
Motto Expect Great Things From God; Attempt Great Things For God.
Colours Red, black and white

University Location

Address 498 Tuscan Avenue
Hattiesburg (population range: 50,000-249,999)
39401-5499 Mississippi
United States
T +1 (601) 318 6103
F +1 (601) 318 6765
Other locations Gulfport, New Orleans

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Local student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
Int'l student 10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 50-60%
Admission Office 498 Tuscan Avenue, WCU Box 13
Hattiesburg 39401-5499
+1 (601) 318 6103
800 962 5991

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 6,000-6,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 200-299
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Baptist Christian-Baptist Mississippi Baptist Convention - www.mbcb.org

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to William Carey University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
  • National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)


  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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Site last updated: Tuesday, 16 January 2018