William Carey University

Carey Admissions

A little about Carey

Our History


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.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the application for undergraduate admissions
  • Send in your $40 application fee
  • Send in your official ACT or SAT scores
  • Send in your official high school transcript
  • Send in proof of measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) immunizations (must have had one MMR shot in the last ten years or two MMR shots in your lifetime.)
  • If you have taken college classes during high school, call the college and ask them to mail us an official and final college transcript.



    Tuition and Fees

    Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Schedule

    Undergraduate Tuition (per credit hour).$360

    Undergraduate Tuition for Nursing Courses (per credit hour)$380

    Off-Campus Military Locations (per credit hour for authorized personnel).$200

    Miscellaneous Fees

    Admissions Application Fee$40 *

    General Fee (includes Internet access, library, etc.)
    Auditing a Course
    One half the regular tuition cost$300 *

    Late Registration Fee$50 *

    Late Payment Fee$50 *

    Independent Study/Directed Readings (surcharge per credit hour).$50

    Graduation Fee$50 *

    Student Teaching Fee$75

    Late Graduation Fee (additional fee)$100 *

    Deferred Payment Plan Fee$35 *

    Late Deferred Payment Plan Fee$15 *

    Returned Check Fee$50 *

    Drop Course Fee$75 *

    Administrative Fee for Withdrawal$50 *

    Applied Music Fee (per applied class, both major and non-major).$50

    Laboratory Fees:

    Nursing Labs (per credit hour of lab).$30/$80

    Science Labs (per class)$30

    Phot/Art Fee, Studio Classes (per class)$30

    Art Deposit against Supplies (ceramics, woodcutting, sculpture)$25/$200

    Transcript Fee (mailed/faxed)$5/$10

    Liability Insurance for Clinical Classes$15 *

    ATI Internet Fee (one-time fee for nursing program)$475 *

    * nonrefundable fees

    Room and Apartment Rate (Hattiesburg Campus Only)

    FacilityPrepaymentsRates per Term

    Bass/Bryant/Polk Halls
    (women/men/men)$150$500 non-private
    $800 private

    Ross Hall (women)$150$700 non-private

    Johnson Apartments (women)$150$700 3-person
    $525 4-person

    Braswell/Byrd Halls (men/women)$150$850 non-private
    $1500 private

    Davis Hall (women)$150$950 non-private
    $1600 private

    Penton Apartments (men)$150$700 3-person

    Tuscan Apartments$150$2,000 (Semester)
    $1,400 (Trimester)

    Futral Hall (men)$150$950 non-private
    $1600 private

    Summer$150$650 non-private
    $1200 private

    Summer - 5 week term$1501/2

    rates include basic cable, high-speed internet, and laundry equipment

    Board (Hattiesburg Campus Only)

    20 meal plan per trimester$970

    14 meal plan per trimester$900

    12 meal plan per trimester$880

    5 meal plan per trimester (Johnson only)$380

    COM (per meal on prepaid card)$6