William Carey University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$10,800

0% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$14,717

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

8.5%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

51%

825 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

4,619

65% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

46.4%

77 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 General Psychology (90 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (81 degrees), and General Studies (62 degrees).

In 2016, 1,300 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Carey University. 69.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 30.1% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (860 degrees), 2.44 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Carey University is $10,800, which is $-9,360 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Carey University is $10,800, which is $-9,360 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,717.

In 2016, 73% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$10,800

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at William Carey University was $10,800. The cost of tuition at William Carey University is $-9,360 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$14,717

2016 Value

2.06%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 William Carey University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,717. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of William Carey University grew by 2.06%.

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Other Student Expenses

$5,870

Room and Board

$2,850

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Carey University was of $5,870 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,850. The cost of room and board increased by 5.01% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

73% of undergraduate students at William Carey University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 14.1% with respect to 2015, when 85% 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.

8.5%

2015 Default Rate

116

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at William Carey University was 8.5%, which represents 116 out of the 1365 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

William Carey University received 825 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 2.02% annual decline. Out of those 825 applicants, 421 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 51% acceptance rate.

There were 4,619 students enrolled at William Carey University in 2016, and 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Carey University has an overall enrollment yield of 44.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

51%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

421

Accepted Out of 825

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Carey University was 51% (421 admissions from 825 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 56.9%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -2.02%, while admissions declined by -121%.

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SAT Scores

10%

Submission Percentage

19

Scores Submitted

10% of enrolled first-time students at William Carey University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Carey University has a total enrollment of 4,619 students. The full-time enrollment at William Carey University is 3,002 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,617. This means that 65% of students enrolled at William Carey University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Carey University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.5% White, 26.3% Black or African American, 3.01% Asian, 1.93% Hispanic or Latino, 0.368% 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 majority White Female (37%), followed by White Male (22.1%) and Black or African American Female (19.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (45.1%), followed by White Male (19.7%) and Black or African American Female (16%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

65%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Carey University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,619 students. The full-time enrollment at William Carey University is 3,002 and the part-time enrollment is 1,617. This means that 65% of students enrolled at William Carey University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%

2016 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 83%. 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

    2,932

  2. Black or African American

    1,215

  3. Asian

    139

The enrolled student population at William Carey University is 63.5% White, 26.3% Black or African American, 3.01% Asian, 1.93% Hispanic or Latino, 0.368% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 123 students (2.66%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 518 more women than men received degrees from William Carey University. The majority of degree recipients at William Carey University are white (860 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Carey University is General Psychology (90 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (81 degrees) and General Studies (62 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 (510 degrees awarded), Psychology (135 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 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 (2,020,719 people), Physicians & surgeons (447,654 people), Secondary school teachers (345,111 people), Education administrators (308,473 people), and Miscellaneous managers (288,265 people).

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (510 degrees awarded), Psychology (135 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Theology (16 degrees), and Biology (68 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at William Carey University are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (510 degrees awarded), Psychology (135 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Theology (16 degrees), and Biology (68 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 (3,103,358 people), Hospitals (748,674 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (560,403 people), Outpatient care centers (242,912 people), and Offices of physicians (215,286 people).

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (510 degrees awarded), Psychology (135 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (38 degrees), Theology (16 degrees), and Biology (68 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. 90 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Carey University was General Psychology with 90 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 391

  2. 909

In 2016, 391 degrees were awarded to men at William Carey University, which is 0.43 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (909).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 61 degrees were awarded to men at William Carey University in Osteopathic Medicine, which is 1.79 times more than the 34 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 121 degrees were awarded to women at William Carey University in Elementary Education & Teaching, which is 15.1 times more than the 8 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

45%

100% Completion Time

58%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 45% of students graduating from William Carey University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 58% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Hispanic or Latino Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Carey University is Male and Hispanic or Latino (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 1.3% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    860 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    353 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    42 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Carey University is white (860 degrees awarded). There were 2.44 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (353 degrees).

0.615% of degree recipients (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    609 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    259 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    251 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William Carey University is white female (609 degrees awarded). There were 2.35 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (259 degrees).

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Operations

William Carey University has an endowment valued at nearly $15.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $221k (1.42%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, William Carey University had a total expenditure of $51M. Of that $51M, they spent $20.3M on salaries and $51M on benefits.

William Carey University employs 61 Assistant professors, 34 Associate professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at William Carey University are Male Assistant professors (31), Female Assistant professors(30), and Female Associate professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Carey University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, Service, with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$15.6M

2015 Endowment

5.36%

growth from 2014

William Carey University has an endowment valued at about $15.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of William Carey University grew 5.36% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $13.2M 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. $809k - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, William Carey University received $809k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$20.3M

Salary Expenditure

$51M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, William Carey University had a total expenditure of $51M. Of that $51M, they spent $20.3M on salaries and $51M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$20.3M

2015 Salaries

1.87%

growth from 2014

In 2015, William Carey University paid a median of $20.3M in salaries, which represents 39.9% of their overall expenditure ($51M) and a 1.87% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.57% growth from 2013 and a 13.8% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.76M

Instructional Salaries

138

Number of Employees

In 2015, William Carey University paid a total of $7.76M to 138 employees working as instructors, which represents 38.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

61 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

58 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Carey University were Assistant professor with 61 employees; Associate professor with 34 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Carey University were Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees; Service with 28 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Assistant professor

  2. Female Assistant professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Carey University was Male Assistant professor with 31 employees, Female Assistant professor with 30 employees, and Female Associate professor with 24 employees.

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