Union University

Union University

Union University is a four-year institution located in Jackson, Tennessee, United States. It was established in 1823 as Jackson Male Academy. The main campus spreads across an area of more than 280 acres. It includes a 2,200 seat gymnasium, a swimming pool, and wellness center. The university also has additional campuses in Germantown, Tennessee, Hendersonville, and Tennessee.

Union University's athletics department sponsors several men's and women's sports teams. They participate in sports such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, and soccer. They also have a cheerleading team. Their teams are nicknamed the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. They compete in the NAIA and TranSouth Conference. The campus is also home to a wide variety of student clubs and organizations.

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Union University
1050 Union University Dr
Jackson , TN 38305-3697
General Phone: (731) 668-1818

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Union University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching286education, curriculum and instruction, educational administration, special ed, elementary school teaching, kindergarten/preschool teaching, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching, ...
Business and Management144business management, accounting, managerial economics, international business, marketing
Liberal Arts134French language, Spanish language, Biblical languages, English, speech and rhetoric, diversity studies, interdisciplinary studies, social services, political science, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine110registered nursing, nursing administration, clinical nurse specialist, various nursing
Family and Social Work36work and family studies, social work
Religion and Philosophy29ethics, religion, Christian studies, philosophy and religious studies, religious music, theology, youth ministry, theology and religious vocations
Science16biology, call and molecular biology, zoology, chemistry, chemical physics, physics
Media15journalism, broadcast journalism, public relations and advertising
Therapy and Counseling13psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Fine Arts11fine arts
Computer Science and Engineering9computer science, web design
Music8music, music performance, music theory and composition
Engineering4electrical engineering, mechanical engineering

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree45959
Master's degree2886
Post-master's certificate815
Award of less than 1 academic year01
Associate's degree21

Union University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Union University had a total enrollment of 3,235 students (3,101 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 39%
Women 61%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 64%
Graduate 36%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Black 19%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 23%
20-21 19%
22-24 10%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)3%
New York1%

Union University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 76 %

Union University Room and Board (2007)

Union University offers campus housing for 1,102 of its 3,101 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Union University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal510650
SAT Math510640
ACT Verbal2231
ACT Math2027
ACT Composite2129

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT23%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT90%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Union University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 19,610
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 19,610
Room and board $ 7,100
Room charge $ 4,900
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,920
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,800

Financial Aid:
Union University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 352800)

Union University Faculty

Union University has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year54$72,36819$59,379
Associate professoracademic year31$59,48430$59,536
Assistant professoracademic year17$55,55528$61,111
Instructoracademic year3$61,3016$40,465
All faculty totalacademic year105$65,52683$58,653

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

Union University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball TranSouth Athletic Conference
Baseball TranSouth Athletic Conference
Track TranSouth Athletic Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports7512

Union University Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Education, General
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Family And Social Work
Social Work
Work and Family Studies

Fine Arts
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Ancient Near Eastern/Biblical Languages, Lit & Linguistics
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing, Other
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy
Christian Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Religious/Sacred Music
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies
Youth Ministry

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Physics
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Zoology/Animal Biology

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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