498 Tuscan Avenue Hattiesburg, MS 39401-5499 601-318-6051
http://www.wmcarey.edu/ admissions@wmcarey.edu
About William Carey College
  • Year of Foundation 1906
  • Size of Campus 120 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Baptist
  • Calendar Type Trimester
  • Undergraduate Population 1,556
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 8,715
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee 20
William Carey University is located on three campuses in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Gulfport, Mississippi; and New Orleans, Louisiana. The main campus in Hattiesburg is set on 140 acres. William Carey University on the Coast is located on the new Tradition Campus off Hwy 67 in Biloxi. The School of Nursing has a site on the campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.The institution that is now William Carey University had its earliest origins in Poplarville, Mississippi, when the noted educator W. I. Thames opened Pearl River Boarding School in 1892. As did many institutions of its day, Pearl River Boarding School offered “elementary, preparatory and some college work. Operating for decades as Mississippi Woman's College, the institution was renamed in honor of the founder of modern missions in 1954 when the school became coeducational.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 1%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Chi; Alpha Psi Omega; Chi Beta Phi; Delta Omicron; Kappa Mu Epsilon; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia; Pi Kappa Delta; Sigma Tau Delta
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 2
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Student Union; Church Related Vocations - CRV
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 1%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Afro-American Cultural Society
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 2
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Rush - Greek Social Clubs; BSU Renovations Week; Homecoming; Intramural Programs; Honors Day Convocation and Lunch; Crawfish Boil
  • Number of students in fraternities 2
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Jackson, Mississippi (90), Gulfport, Mississippi (5)
  • Distance to nearest train Hattiesburg, Mississippi (0)
  • Distance to nearest bus Hattiesburg, Mississippi (0)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 7%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (50%), men's dorms (37%), apartment for single students (13%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 5
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 0%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 79%
  • Number of students using college housing 26%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 13%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Museums Center for Study of the Life and Work of William Carey, D.D. (1761-1834)
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 772
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 21
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 15,736
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 685
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Dickinson Collection
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Number Of Books in Library 97,998
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,700
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Southern Mississippi)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Southern Mississippi)
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 20%