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William Carey University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

$19,974 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
57% Acceptance Rate

Where Is William Carey University?


Contact details for William Carey University are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 710 William Carey Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: 601-318-6051

How Do I Get Into William Carey University?

You can apply to William Carey University online at:

Admission Requirements for William Carey University

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into William Carey University?

57% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
4% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at William Carey University is 57%, which is a sign that the school is fairly selective. While it may not be as hard to get into as other colleges, you should not take admission for granted.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 64%, and the acceptance rate for women is 54%.

Average Test Scores

About 4% of students accepted to William Carey University submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 680. Math scores were between 450 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for William Carey University  ( 530 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for William Carey University  ( 450 to 640 )
William Carey University received ACT scores from 96% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 31. Math scores were between 18 and 26. Composite scores were between 21 and 29.

ACT English Scores for William Carey University  ( 21 to 31 )
ACT Math Scores for William Carey University  ( 18 to 26 )
ACT Composite Scores for William Carey University  ( 21 to 29 )

Can I Afford William Carey University?

$19,974 Net Price
28% Take Out Loans
1.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of William Carey University is $19,974. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At William Carey University, approximately 28% of students took out student loans averaging $5,936 a year. That adds up to $23,744 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William Carey University is 1.6%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

William Carey University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,888 Full-Time Undergraduates
69% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,337 undergraduate students at William Carey University, with 1,888 being full-time and 1,449 being part-time.


There are also 2,401 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,888 full-time undergraduates at William Carey University, 31% are male and 69% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of William Carey University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 29
Black or African American 488
Hispanic or Latino 48
White 1,179
International Students 99
Other Races/Ethnicities 45

Geographic Diversity

Mississippi students aren't the only ones who study at William Carey University. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 44 countries are represented at William Carey University. The most popular countries sending students to the school are United Kingdom, Spain, and France.

Online Learning at William Carey University

1,188 Took All Classes Online
2,883 Took At Least One Class Online
21.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 12 bachelor’s degree and 57 master’s degree programs available online at William Carey University. In 2020-2021, 2,883 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at William Carey University has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Mississippi for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of William Carey University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William Carey University was 21.1%. This is the #749 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at William Carey University regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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