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William Carey University

William Carey University, also known as WCU, is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. It was established in 1906 as Mississippi Woman's College. In 1954, it was named William Carey College, after William Carey. It also became coeducational that same year. In addition to the main campus in Hattiesburg, the college has campuses in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi. The college is divided into the following academic schools:
  • Donald and Frances Winters School of Music
  • Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing
  • Owen and Elizabeth Cooper School of Missions and Biblical Studies
  • Ralph and Naomi Noonkester School of Arts and Letters
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
WCU competes in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. They are nicknamed the Crusaders.

Profile of William Carey UniversityHattiesburg, MS is home to William Carey University. Hattiesburg is a small city. Students select the school partly because it is a Baptist school. William Carey University is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in education and teaching and therapy and Counselling.

William Carey University Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 430 and 580. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.

William Carey University has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 2, 678 enrolled students. A very high share of students at William Carey University are female.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at the school. William Carey University offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. William Carey University values student athletics, and belongs to the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference. The school reports its educational mission is:

"The mission of William Carey University is to provide quality liberal arts and professional education programs within a caring Christian academic community. The individual student is encouraged to develop his or her highest potential in scholarship, leadership, and service. The university collaborates with churches, organizations, and individuals to affirm its Baptist heritage and namesake - William Carey. "William Carey University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching420elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, education of disabled, English teaching, gifted and talended education, school Counselling, math teaching, biology teaching, . . .
Business and Management133business management
Therapy and Counselling106psychology, psychology courses, quantitative psychology, organizational psychology, Counselling psychology, music therapy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine100registered nursing
Liberal Arts73general studies, history, social services, English, Spanish language
Science28biology, chemistry courses
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy21health and fitness
Religion and Philosophy16bible studies, pastoral Counselling, religious music
Fine Arts13fine arts studies
Media8communication studies, mass communication, journalism
Music4music performance, music
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Medicine1health professions, gerontology

Contact: William Carey UniversityWilliam Carey University

498 Tuscan Ave

Hattiesburg, MS 39401-5499

General Phone: (601) 318-5051


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