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Awards & Distinctions

2013 - 2014


  • The College Rankings Index survey was conducted by California-based Educate to Career and was based on the academic profile of entering students, the total costs of attendance and the success of the students upon entering the job market. The survey analyzed over 1,200 colleges and universities throughout the United States.

    The survey considers four-year colleges with annual enrollments greater than 1,000 students. Some metrics included in calculating the rankings are the percentage of graduates employed in occupations which utilize their field of study; the average salary earned by recent graduates; the number of years to graduate; the net cost of tuition; and loan default rates.

  • “Inclusion on the 2014 list of Military Friendly Schools® shows William Carey University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for military students,” said Sean Collins, vice president at Victory Media and a nine-year Navy veteran.“The need for education is growing and our mission is to provide the military community with transparent, world-class resources to assist in their search for schools.”

2012 - 2013


  • William Carey University has been notified by Institutional Research and Evaluation, Inc. of its inclusion in “America’s 100 Best College Buys.” Carey is included in the 18th edition of the prestigious national listing based on measures of Carey’s quality academic program and lower than average cost. Other Mississippi schools listed are Belhaven University and the University of Mississippi.

    This new listing comes soon after the recent announcement by U. S. News and World Report naming WCU as the South’s number one “Best College Value.” Other significant distinctions include being ranked as a “Top Tier Regional University” by U.S. News and World Report and named a “Military Friendly School.”

  • The Champions of Character program helps participants find the balance by keeping five core values - integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership - at the heart of the athletics experience.

  • A College of Distinction is:

    • Nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school.
    • Strongly focused on teaching undergraduates.
    • Home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences.
    • An active campus with many opportunities for personal development.
    • Highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation.

2011 - 2012


  • The Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. is an independent research and consulting organization specializing in the recruiting and retention of students for institutions of higher education. Consistent with its mission, and as a guide by which institutions may be compared, each year Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. identifies the American colleges and universities providing students the highest quality education in a Christian environment. Institutions are included solely on the basis of merit.

  • The Champions of Character program helps participants find the balance by keeping five core values - integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership - at the heart of the athletics experience.

  • The Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. is an independent research and consulting organization specializing in the recruiting and retention of students for institutions of higher education. Consistent with its mission, and as a guide by which institutions may be compared, each year Institutional Research & Evaluation Inc. identifies the American colleges and universities providing students the highest quality education in a Christian environment. Institutions are included solely on the basis of merit.