William Carey University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,600
6.33% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$14,834
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
6.96%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
55.3%
758 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,472
63.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
51.1%
114 Graduates

About

William Carey University is a higher education institution located in Forrest County, MS. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at William Carey University were Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), General Studies (57 degrees), and General Biological Sciences (57 degrees).

In 2020, 1,248 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Carey University. 69.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (836 degrees), 2.68 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (312 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Carey University is $12,600, which is $−9,930 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Carey University is $12,600, which is $−9,930 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,834.

In 2020, 59% of undergraduate students attending William Carey University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 43% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at William Carey University was $12,600. The cost of tuition at William Carey University is $−9,930 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$14,834
2020 Value
42.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 William Carey University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,834. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of William Carey University grew by 42.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,272
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Carey University was of $6,272 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.1% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 84.6% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
43%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

59% of undergraduate students at William Carey University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 4.84% with respect to 2019, when 62% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
6.96%
2018 Default Rate
98
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at William Carey University was 6.96%, which represents 98 out of the 1409 total borrowers.

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Admissions

William Carey University received 758 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 2.07% annual decline. Out of those 758 applicants, 419 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55.3% acceptance rate.

There were 5,472 students enrolled at William Carey University in 2020, and 9% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Carey University has an overall enrollment yield of 48%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
419
Accepted Out of 758

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Carey University was 55.3% (419 admissions from 758 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 55%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −2.07%, while admissions declined by −1.64%.

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SAT Scores

9%
Submission Percentage
17
Scores Submitted

9% of enrolled first-time students at William Carey University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Carey University has a total enrollment of 5,472 students. The full-time enrollment at William Carey University is 3,473 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,999. This means that 63.5% of students enrolled at William Carey University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Carey University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 61.3% White, 27.1% Black or African American, 4.04% Asian, 2.67% Hispanic or Latino, 0.274% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races.

Students enrolled at William Carey University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (44.1%), followed by White Male (19.3%) and Black or African American Female (17.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.3%), followed by White Male (20.5%) and Black or African American Female (19.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

63.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Carey University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,472 students. The full-time enrollment at William Carey University is 3,473 and the part-time enrollment is 1,999. This means that 63.5% of students enrolled at William Carey University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at William Carey University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), William Carey University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    3,356
  2. Black or African American
    1,485
  3. Asian
    221

The enrolled student population at William Carey University is 61.3% White, 27.1% Black or African American, 4.04% Asian, 2.67% Hispanic or Latino, 0.274% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0% Two or More Races. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 488 more women than men received degrees from William Carey University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at William Carey University is white (836 degrees awarded). There were 2.68 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (312 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Carey University is Registered Nursing (94 degrees awarded), followed by General Studies (57 degrees) and General Biological Sciences (57 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at William Carey University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Education (526 degrees awarded), Theology (17 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Carey University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,843,756 people), Physicians (429,160 people), Secondary school teachers (426,293 people), Education administrators (310,082 people), and Postsecondary teachers (251,342 people).

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (526 degrees awarded), Theology (17 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Biology (85 degrees), and Psychology (62 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Carey University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Nurse anesthetists, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (526 degrees awarded), Theology (17 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Biology (85 degrees), and Psychology (62 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Carey University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,093,002 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (713,736 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (587,374 people), Outpatient care centers (262,966 people), and Offices of physicians (239,801 people).

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (526 degrees awarded), Theology (17 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (40 degrees), Biology (85 degrees), and Psychology (62 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by William Carey University.
Most Common
  1. 94 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 57 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 57 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Carey University was Registered Nursing with 94 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

380
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
868
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 380 degrees were awarded to men at William Carey University, which is 0.438 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (868).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 53 degrees were awarded to men at William Carey University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.353 times less than the 150 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 150 degrees were awarded to women at William Carey University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 2.83 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

34%
100% Completion Time
54%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 34% of students graduating from William Carey University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 54% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 57% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Carey University is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    836 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    312 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Carey University is white (836 degrees awarded). There were 2.68 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (312 degrees).

1.68% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    569 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    267 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    243 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at William Carey University is white female (569 degrees awarded). There were 2.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (267 degrees).

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Operations

William Carey University has an endowment valued at nearly $22.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $977k (4.36%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, William Carey University had a total salary expenditure of $63.5M. William Carey University employs 91 Assistant professors, 44 Associate professors, and 21 Instructors. Most academics at William Carey University are Female Assistant professors (59), Male Assistant professors(32), and Female Associate professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Carey University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 70 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 47 employees, and Service with 39 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$22.4M
2020 Endowment
6.1%
growth from 2019

William Carey University has an endowment valued at about $22.4M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of William Carey University grew 6.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.2M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.67M - Federal
  2. $297k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, William Carey University received $1.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $297k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.3M
2020 Salaries
12%
growth from 2019

In 2020, William Carey University paid a median of $30.3M in salaries, which represents 47.8% of their overall expenditure ($63.5M) and a 12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.12% growth from 2018 and a 10.1% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.6M
Instructional Salaries
176
Number of Employees

In 2020, William Carey University paid a total of $11.6M to 176 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
70 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Carey University were Assistant professor with 91 employees; Associate professor with 44 employees; and Associate professor with 21 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Carey University were Office and Administrative Support with 70 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 47 employees; and Service with 39 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Carey University was Female Assistant professor with 59 employees, Male Assistant professor with 32 employees, and Female Associate professor with 26 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at William Carey University.

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