William Carey University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$11,850
1.28% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$10,397
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
8.81%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
55%
774 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
5,040
62.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
47.4%
93 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 (96 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (60 degrees), and General Studies (57 degrees).

In 2019, 1,219 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at William Carey University. 70.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (799 degrees), 2.57 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at William Carey University is $11,850, which is $−10,176 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at William Carey University is $11,850, which is $−10,176 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,397.

In 2019, 62% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$11,850
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at William Carey University was $11,850. The cost of tuition at William Carey University is $−10,176 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$10,397
2019 Value
39.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 William Carey University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,397. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of William Carey University grew by 39.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,204
Room and Board
$650
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at William Carey University was of $6,204 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $650. The cost of room and board decreased by 1.01% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 80.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
46%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

62% of undergraduate students at William Carey University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 3.13% with respect to 2018, when 64% 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.
8.81%
2017 Default Rate
119
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at William Carey University was 8.81%, which represents 119 out of the 1350 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 774 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 27.5% annual growth. Out of those 774 applicants, 426 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 55% acceptance rate.

There were 5,040 students enrolled at William Carey University in 2019, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

William Carey University has an overall enrollment yield of 49.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

55%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
426
Accepted Out of 774

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of William Carey University was 55% (426 admissions from 774 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 67.9%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 27.5%, while admissions grew by 3.4%.

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage
24
Scores Submitted

11% of enrolled first-time students at William Carey University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

William Carey University has a total enrollment of 5,040 students. The full-time enrollment at William Carey University is 3,133 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,907. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at William Carey University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at William Carey University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64% White, 25.3% Black or African American, 3.37% Asian, 2.26% Hispanic or Latino, 0.337% 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 (43.2%), followed by White Male (20%) and Black or African American Female (17.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (41.9%), followed by White Male (23%) and Black or African American Female (16.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at William Carey University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,040 students. The full-time enrollment at William Carey University is 3,133 and the part-time enrollment is 1,907. This means that 62.2% of students enrolled at William Carey University are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2019 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 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), 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
    3,227
  2. Black or African American
    1,275
  3. Asian
    170

The enrolled student population at William Carey University is 64% White, 25.3% Black or African American, 3.37% Asian, 2.26% Hispanic or Latino, 0.337% 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 79 students (1.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 495 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 (799 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at William Carey University is Registered Nursing (96 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (60 degrees) and General Studies (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 (530 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), and Biology (78 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 (1,614,301 people), Registered nurses (1,527,297 people), Secondary school teachers (573,368 people), Physicians (537,429 people), and Education administrators (327,656 people).

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (530 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), Psychology (67 degrees), and Health (298 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, Computer hardware engineers, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Actuaries, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (530 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), Psychology (67 degrees), and Health (298 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 (3,269,955 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,115,869 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (730,078 people), Outpatient care centers (497,341 people), and Offices of physicians (478,555 people).

The most specialized majors at William Carey University are Education (530 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (41 degrees), Biology (78 degrees), Psychology (67 degrees), and Health (298 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. 96 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 57 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at William Carey University was Registered Nursing with 96 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

362
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
857
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 362 degrees were awarded to men at William Carey University, which is 0.422 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (857).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 50 degrees were awarded to men at William Carey University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 0.236 times less than the 212 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 212 degrees were awarded to women at William Carey University in General Educational Leadership & Administration, which is 4.24 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

39%
100% Completion Time
57%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 39% of students graduating from William Carey University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 57% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at William Carey University is Male and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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
    799 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    311 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    37 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at William Carey University is white (799 degrees awarded). There were 2.57 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (311 degrees).

2.21% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    560 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    239 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    230 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at William Carey University is white female (560 degrees awarded). There were 2.34 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (239 degrees).

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Operations

William Carey University has an endowment valued at nearly $21.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $2.17M (10.3%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, William Carey University had a total salary expenditure of $70.6M. William Carey University employs 95 Assistant professors, 42 Associate professors, and 27 Professors. Most academics at William Carey University are Female Assistant professors (56), Male Assistant professors(39), and Female Associate professors (27).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Carey University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 84 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 35 employees, and Service with 35 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$21.1M
2019 Endowment
9.52%
growth from 2018

William Carey University has an endowment valued at about $21.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of William Carey University grew 9.52% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $17.4M 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. $354k - Federal
  2. $42.6k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, William Carey University received $354k in grants and contracts from the federal government, $42.6k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$27.1M
2019 Salaries
4.12%
growth from 2018

In 2019, William Carey University paid a median of $27.1M in salaries, which represents 38.3% of their overall expenditure ($70.6M) and a 4.12% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10.1% growth from 2017 and a 6.05% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.2M
Instructional Salaries
183
Number of Employees

In 2019, William Carey University paid a total of $13.2M to 183 employees working as instructors, which represents 48.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
95 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
84 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at William Carey University were Assistant professor with 95 employees; Associate professor with 42 employees; and Associate professor with 27 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at William Carey University were Office and Administrative Support with 84 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 35 employees; and Service with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at William Carey University was Female Assistant professor with 56 employees, Male Assistant professor with 39 employees, and Female Associate professor with 27 employees.

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