William Carey University is a private, Christ-centered institution located primarily in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with an additional campus in the city of Biloxi. WCU offers a variety of undergraduate programs, as well as a sizable selection of master’s, specialist, and doctorate programs. The school’s two campuses feature a number of noteworthy museums and collections, such as the Sarah Gillespie Collection, the Lucile Parker Gallery, and the Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, DD. Students living on-campus have a choice between eight gender-segregated residence halls, three of which are women, and five of which are for men.
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In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
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(amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
+ amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
+ amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
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Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Students Receiving Grants
Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Average Debt at Graduation
The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment
The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
William Carey University is a great small, Christian university. The U.S. News and World Reports ranked Carey as the number one best valued college in the south. Trust me, they are definitely right about that.
Ashton from Northport, AL
William Carey University is a diverse, christian college with amazing staff members. They not only strive to educate their students in their selected fields, but also help their students grow spiritually! William Carey University is a wonderful college to attend and it is continually growing!
Lauren from Hattiesburg, MS
William Carey University is a wonderful school for prospective students looking for a pleasant atmosphere and Christian atmosphere.
William Carey University really strives to encourage every student to never give up on their visions.
Willaim Carey University is a school I'm proud to be a student at.
William Carey University is one of the best universities that I have attended. They have tons of programs, activities, and opportunities. The student body is very diverse, so everyone feels welcome.
Tiffany from Petal, MS
Carey is a wonderful place to grow and learn. The small classroom style is perfect for individualized attention from professors. The best thing about Carey is the feeling of community.
William Carey is a great place to be. Everyone on campus is very friendly and willing to help you with whatever you need done. The campus is small, but it is also very beautiful.