Union University

Men's D2 Coach: David Niven
4 / 10
2,184 Undergrads / 3,247 Students
9 / 10
$31,980 Net Price
8 / 10
53% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Gulf South (GSC)

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Small

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
10 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
61% / 68%
Calendar System
Four-one-four plan
Religious Affiliation
Southern Baptist
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • United States
  • Greater Memphis Area
  • Jackson Tennessee Area
  • Greater Nashville Area TN
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater St. Louis Area
  • Knoxville Tennessee Area
  • Florence Alabama Area
  • Louisville Kentucky Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Clarksville Tennessee Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Chattanooga Tennessee Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
Where Grads Work
  • Union University
  • Shelby County Schools
  • Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • West Tennessee Healthcare
  • FedEx Services
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - ALSAC
  • SCS Unified School District
  • Baptist Memorial Health Care
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Jackson Madison County School System
  • LifeWay Christian Resources
  • State of Tennessee
  • International Paper
  • Jackson Energy Authority
  • Regional One Health
What Grads Do
  • Education
  • Healthcare Services
  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Community and Social Services
  • Sales
  • Administrative
  • Information Technology
  • Support
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Arts and Design
  • Media and Communication
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
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Student Life
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Critical Reading
530 - 660
510 - 620
1040 - 1280
23 - 32
19 - 27
22 - 30

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported.

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Applicants 2,866 823 2,043
% Admitted 53% 53% 53%
% Admits That Enroll 21% 26% 20%
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Majors / Programs

Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (36%)
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (34%)
Business (22%)
Organizational Leadership (14%)
Social Work (6%)
Human Services, General (6%)
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
Visual & Performing Arts (4%)
Education (4%)
Business Administration and Management, General (3%)
Social Sciences (2%)
Psychology (2%)
Marketing/Marketing Management, General (2%)
Biology/Biological Sciences, General (2%)
Fine/Studio Arts, General (2%)
Psychology, General (2%)
Engineering (2%)
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Net Price

Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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Sticker Price

Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

On Campus
Tuition & Fees$33,750
Books & Supplies$1,600
Cost of Living$10,400
Personal Expenses$9,240
Sticker Price$54,990

Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

Financial Aid

100% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

Receiving Aid %
Avg. Aid Amount
Type of Aid
Grant or Scholarship100%$21,077
Federal Grants47%$3,794
Pell Grants34%$4,486
Other Federal13%$2,000
State & Local Grants63%$5,187
Institutional Grants100%$16,059
Student Loans94%$6,607
Federal Loans92%$5,921
Other Loans5%$16,459

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All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

Total Amount
Per Student
Financial Assets $42.8 Million $13,187

Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $23,591.

Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

Total Principal
Monthly Payment
10 Year Repayment $20,585 $251

Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 4.4%

Avg. rate for colleges with basketball is 5.1%.

Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 1,374 students.


Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $43,200

Earnings of former students working by percentile.

Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


How long until this college investment pays off: 6.3 years.

Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 61% of students graduate on time.

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Campus Safety
On Campus
In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
Criminal Offenses
Murder - -
Negligent Manslaughter - -
Rape - -
Fondling - -
Incest - -
Statutory Rape - -
Robbery - -
Aggravated Assault - -
Burglary 2 2
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
Arson - -

In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Carnegie Classifications
Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Professional-dominant
Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
Undergrad ProfileFour-year, medium full-time , selective, higher transfer-in
Size and SettingFour-year, small, primarily residential

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