William Carey College: Narrative Description

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498 Tuscan Ave.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-5499
Tel: (601)318-6051
Fax: (601)318-6454
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.wmcarey.edu/


Independent Southern Baptist, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1906. Setting: 64-acre small town campus with easy access to New Orleans. Endowment: $7 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $3138 per student. Total enrollment: 2,758. Faculty: 185 (93 full-time, 92 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 19:1. 276 applied, 71% were admitted. Full-time: 1,576 students, 72% women, 28% men. Part-time: 277 students, 78% women, 22% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 17 other countries, 25% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 34% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 42% 25 or older, 23% live on campus, 21% transferred in. Retention: 67% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; health professions and related sciences; liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: trimesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study. ROTC: Army (c), Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA. Required for some: recommendations. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous until 8/15.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $20. Comprehensive fee: $11,880 includes full-time tuition ($8100), mandatory fees ($315), and college room and board ($3465). College room only: $1305. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and location. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $270 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $105 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and location.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all; local fraternities, local sororities; 4% of eligible men and 59% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Baptist Student Union, Phi Beta Lambda, intramurals, Hope Project. Major annual events: Homecoming, Honors Convocation, Carey Fest. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols, controlled dormitory access. 612 college housing spaces available; 419 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Smith-Rouse Library with 98,139 books, 15,568 microform titles, 472 serials, 789 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $500,171. 50 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See University of Southern Mississippi.

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