2021 Student Population

A total of 5,472 students have enrolled at William Carey University - 3,233 undergraduate and 2,239 graduate.
By gender, 1,740 male and 3,732 female students are attending the school. By attendance status, there are 3,473 full-time students and 1,999 part-time students.
The number of students at William Carey University is very large compared to Private (not-for-profit), 4-Years Colleges in Mississippi.
William Carey University offers online degree/certificate programs and 1,528 students enrolled in online programs.

Enrollment Chart

Enrollment by Gender/Attending Status

By gender, there are 1,740 male and 3,732 female students attending the school. The male-to-female ratio is 0.47 to 1 and the ratio is very lower (more women students at the school) (the average male-to-female ratio over all U.S. colleges is 0.75 to 1).
The following table and chart show the student population by gender and attending status.

Gender Distribution Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total3,2331,9451,288
Men1,055611444
Women2,1781,334844
Population by Gender/Attending Status at
TotalFull-timePart-time
Total2,2391,528711
Men685525160
Women1,5541,003551

Gedner Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

By race/ethnicity, there are 3,356 White students (61.33%) and 1,485 Black or African American students (27.14%) at William Carey University(top 2 most races/ethnicities). The following table summarizes the population diversity by race at William Carey University.

Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Race/Ethnicity at William Carey University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native918
Asian672740
Black or African American823234589
Hispanic973364
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White2,0756911,384
Two or More Races000
Race/Ethnicity Unknown46838
Total 3,2331,0552,178
Population by Race/Ethnicity at William Carey University
TotalMenWomen
American Indian or Alaska Native615
Asian1548173
Black or African American662134528
Hispanic491435
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander000
White1,281414867
Two or More Races000
Race/Ethnicity Unknown311021
Total 2,2396851,554

Race/Ethnicity Distribution Chart

Enrollment by Student Age

By age, there are 2,657 students whose age under twenty five and 1,896 students whose age is over thirty years old at William Carey University.
Especially, 287 students are younger than eighteen and 10 students are older than sixty five.
The following table and chart show the student population by student age at William Carey University.

Enrollment by Student Age Table

UndergraduateGraduate
Population by Student Age at William Carey University
TotalMenWomen
Total3,233 1,0552,178
Under 18287 107180
18-19979 368611
20-21468 158310
22-24692 261431
25-29286 72214
30-34170 30140
35-39137 18119
40-49166 31135
50-6446 1036
65 and over2 02
Total 3,233 1,0552,178
Population by Student Age at William Carey University
TotalMenWomen
Total2,239 6851,554
20-211 10
22-24230 69161
25-29633 267366
30-34374 132242
35-39310 78232
40-49450 96354
50-64233 38195
65 and over8 44
Total 2,239 6851,554

Student Age Distribution Chart

Online Student Population

At William Carey University, 2,813 students (51.41% of total enrollment) take online classes to get their degrees. Among them, 1,528 students enrolled exclusively in online classes (i.e. no off-line attendance required) and others are taking online courses with off-line courses. The following tables describe the number of students who enrolled in one or more online courses.
By location of enrolled students, 1,116 students live in Mississippi where William Carey University is located in and 393 students have enrolled from other states.

Online Enrollment Table

Enrollment TypeStudent Location
Online Student Population
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total5,4723,2332,239
Enrolled Exclusively in Online Classes1,5285271,001
Enrolled Some in Online Classes1,285980305
Not Enrolled in Online Classes2,6591,726933
Online Student Population by Student Location
TotalUndergraduateGraduate
Total (Enrolled Excl.)1,5285271,001
Mississippi Residents1,116401715
Other State in U.S.393118275
Outside of U.S.1789
Unknown202

Online Enrollment Chart