Find Nursing Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

William Carey University

Find Schools Near

William Carey University Nursing Programs

William Carey University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Hattiesburg is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

96 Undergraduate Degrees
40 Graduate Degrees
$19,876 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
49% Acceptance Rate

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards William Carey University has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#40 Best Value Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#193 Best Colleges for the Money College Factual

Where Is William Carey University?

Location of 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?

49% Acceptance Rate
63% Of Accepted Are Women
14% Submit SAT Scores
You'll need to do what you can to make your application stand out if you plan to apply to William Carey University. The school screens its applicants carefully and has a fairly low acceptance rate of 49%. So, don't just throw your admission packet together at the last minute!

Approximately 37% of accepted students are men and 63% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 56%, and the acceptance rate for women is 45%.

Average Test Scores

About 14% 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 500 and 560. Math scores were between 490 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for William Carey University  ( 500 to 560 )

SAT Math Scores for William Carey University  ( 490 to 600 )
William Carey University received ACT scores from 86% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 21 and 30. Math scores were between 18 and 25. Composite scores were between 21 and 28.

ACT English Scores for William Carey University  ( 21 to 30 )
ACT Math Scores for William Carey University  ( 18 to 25 )
ACT Composite Scores for William Carey University  ( 21 to 28 )

Can I Afford William Carey University?

$19,876 Net Price
82% Take Out Loans
7.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of William Carey University is $19,876. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At William Carey University, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $4,968 a year. That adds up to $19,872 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at William Carey University is 7.1%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

William Carey University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,901 Full-Time Undergraduates
67% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,210 undergraduate students at William Carey University, with 1,901 being full-time and 1,309 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  William Carey University

There are also 1,830 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,901 full-time undergraduates at William Carey University, 33% are male and 67% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  William Carey University

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of William Carey University Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 24
Black or African American 474
Hispanic or Latino 42
White 1,202
International Students 119
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

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

1,070 Took All Classes Online
2,066 Took At Least One Class Online
29.6% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 1 master’s degree programs available online at William Carey University. In 2017-2018, 2,066 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.


Online Growth Rankings of William Carey University

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at William Carey University was 29.6%. This is the #417 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at William Carey University regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at William Carey University ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at William Carey University.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Education #12
Nursing Administration #16
Registered Nursing #92
Nursing #119

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%.

William Carey University Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 96 11 0 107
Nursing Education 0 0 25 25
Nursing Administration 0 4 0 4
TOTAL 96 15 25 136


*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.

Featured Schools

Find Nursing Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited nursing schools across the U.S.