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William Carey University

William Carey University

William Carey University, also known as WCU, is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. It was established in 1906 as Mississippi Woman's College. In 1954, it was named William Carey College, after William Carey. It also became coeducational that same year. In addition to the main campus in Hattiesburg, the college has campuses in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Gulfport, Mississippi. The college is divided into the following academic schools:

  • Donald and Frances Winters School of Music
  • Joseph and Nancy Fail School of Nursing
  • Owen and Elizabeth Cooper School of Missions and Biblical Studies
  • Ralph and Naomi Noonkester School of Arts and Letters
  • School of Business
  • School of Education
  • School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences

WCU competes in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. They are nicknamed the Crusaders.

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