Methodist University

Methodist University

Methodist University, also known as MU, was established in 1956. The institution was initially called the Methodist College, and changed to its present name in the year 2006. It is a private institute and is situated in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The campus is spread across an area of 600 acres. The University offers more than 70 majors in diverse subjects. MU awards several associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees. The diverse student body of MU includes students representing more than 40 states and over 30 countries around the world. The university has the following schools:

  • Reeves School of Business
  • School of Arts and Humanities
  • School of Public Affairs
  • School of Science and Human Development

MU has over 15 varsity teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III and are known as Monarchs. They participate in basketball, baseball, and golf among others.

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Contacting Methodist University

Methodist University
5400 Ramsey St
Fayetteville , NC 28311-1420
General Phone: (910) 630-7000

Methodist University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management158business management, business administration, accounting, accounting and related services, finance, marketing, marketing studies
Liberal Arts53Spanish language, English, liberal arts and sciences, international relations, political science, sociology, history
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy30health and physical education, sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and administration, criminal justice and safety, forensic science
Education and Teaching25special ed, elementary school teaching, middle school teaching, music teaching, physical education teaching
Medical Support and Technology24physician assistant
Science21biology, biological and biomedical sciences, chemistry
Family and Social Work18social work
Therapy and Counseling9psychology, psychology courses
Media8communication studies, organizational communications
Engineering Technician6environmental control tech
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science courses, computer science
Music2music, music performance
Fine Arts1ceramics
Religion and Philosophy1religion

Number of programs and degrees for Methodist University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree32441
Associate's degree158
Master's degree483

Methodist University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Methodist University had a total enrollment of 2,118 students (1,934 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 69%
Women 31%
Full-Time 97%
Part-Time 3%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 95%
Graduate 5%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 58%
Black 18%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 29%
20-21 23%
22-24 19%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

North Carolina48%
(International Students)5%
New York4%
New Jersey3%
South Carolina2%

Methodist University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 57 %
Part-Time 11 %

Methodist University Room and Board (2007)

Methodist University offers campus housing for 991 of its 1,934 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Fayetteville, North Carolina for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other North Carolina Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Methodist University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal430530
SAT Math450570
SAT Writing410520
ACT Verbal1522
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT75%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT32%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Methodist University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,520
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,520
Room and board $ 7,990
Room charge $ 4,030
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,960
Books and supplies $ 1,200
Other expenses $ 6,625

Financial Aid:
Methodist University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 294600)

Methodist University Faculty

Methodist University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3328
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1521

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year2*0*
Associate professorcalendar year3$79,3000*
Assistant professorcalendar year4$63,4134$53,788
Instructorcalendar year0*3$51,250
All faculty totalcalendar year9$71,2617$52,700

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year18$61,66715$54,575
Associate professoracademic year14$51,80414$47,464
Assistant professoracademic year16$51,43415$46,688
Instructoracademic year8$47,57711$38,714
All faculty totalacademic year56$54,26455$47,442

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Methodist University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football USA South Atlantic Conference
Basketball USA South Atlantic Conference
Baseball USA South Atlantic Conference
Track USA South Atlantic Conference

Methodist University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Marketing, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, Other

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering Technician
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Organizational Communication, General

Medical Support And Technology
Physician Assistant

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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What Sets Methodist University Apart:

% of full-time faculty on tenure track
(vs. all colleges)
Top 6%Methodist University % of full-time faculty on tenure track
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Methodist University % of degrees in business and management
Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 11%Methodist University Dorm rooms per full-time student
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Methodist University % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% of freshmen enrolled part-time
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 15%Methodist University % of freshmen enrolled part-time
Male % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 17%Methodist University Male % of student body
Number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 18%Methodist University Number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 19%Methodist University Faculty/student ratio (full-time)

checked United Methodist affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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