Union University: Statistics

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#2583 of 14,131 In the World
#769 of 2,597 In North America
#703 of 2,496 In the United States
#17 of 56 In Tennessee
#1 of 2 In Jackson
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Religion
Southern Baptist
Acceptance rate
58%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
26
Avg. cost to attend
$26,906 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,096
Graduates
975
Male:Female Ratio
32:68
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
uu.edu

Union University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 58% 56% 58%
Applicants 2,503 724 1,779
Admissions 1,440 403 1,037
Freshmen enrolled full time 317 104 213
Freshmen enrolled part time 2 2

782 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

619 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
54 or 17%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1070
or below

75% of them
had 1330
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Union University are 1070-1330 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
287 or 90%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 22
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Union University are 22-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 2027 (66%)
Black or African American 681 (22%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 157 (5%)
Asian 72 (2%)
Hispanic 52 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 49 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 12 (0.4%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$26,906/year
Average aid awarded
$26,775
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $36,978
$30-48K $26,056
$48-75K $27,431
$75-110K $27,719
$110K+ $26,749

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $33,480$10,625
Tuition in-state $33,480$10,625
Tuition out-of-state $33,480$10,625
Fee in-district $1,150$46
Fee in-state $1,150$46
Fee out-of-state $1,150$46

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,288
Combined charge for room and board $11,750
Room charge $8,050
Meal charge $3,700

Union University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 166
Social Work 30 76
Organizational Leadership 58
Business Administration and Management, General 11 45
Pharmacy 51
Urban Education and Leadership 50
Family Practice Nurse & Nursing 33 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 31
Nurse Anesthetist 27
Education, General 26
Educational Leadership and Administration, General 8 17
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 20
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 19
Accounting 6 10
History, General 13
Psychology, General 13
Fine & Studio Arts, General 12
Elementary Education and Teaching 10
English Language and Literature, General 10
Nursing Practice 10
Molecular Biology 9
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 9
Computer Science 8
Political Science and Government, General 8
Music, General 7
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 7
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 2 4
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 6
Journalism 6
Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse & Nursing 6
Christian Studies 5
Economics, Other 5
Exercise Science and Kinesiology 5
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences, General 5
Information Technology 5
Mechanical Engineering 5
Nursing Education 5
Spanish Language and Literature 5
Athletic Training & Trainer 4
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language & ESL Language Instructor 4
Urban Ministry 1 3
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4
Chemistry, General 3
Intercultural & Multicultural and Diversity Studies 3
Mathematics, General 3
Sociology, General 3
Special Education and Teaching, General 3
Theology & Theological Studies 3
Zoology & Animal Biology 3
Bible & Biblical Studies 2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 2
Film & Cinema & Media Studies 2
Linguistics 2
Missions & Missionary Studies 2
Music Teacher Education 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other 2
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 2
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2
Art Therapy & Therapist 1
French Language and Literature 1
Learning Sciences 1
Music Theory and Composition 1
Nursing Administration 1
Physics, General 1
Grand Total 32 494 284 118
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 66% 58% 70%
  • Full-time retention rate - 87%
  • Part-time retention rate - 20%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,403
Citations
14,360

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
322 / 3,842
Medicine
270 / 4,240
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
259 / 2,284
Chemistry
230 / 4,371
Physics
214 / 3,889
Business
162 / 1,386
Computer Science
149 / 1,950
Biology
145 / 3,124
Materials Science
140 / 3,166
Psychology
107 / 1,182
Mathematics
82 / 393
Environmental Science
67 / 334
Sociology
63 / 456
Economics
61 / 510
Political Science
57 / 373
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
48 / 174
Art & Design
44 / 139
Demography
43 / 352
Atomic and Molecular physics
39 / 490
Math Teachers
38 / 72
Social Psychology
37 / 456
Health Science
34 / 384
Automation and Control engineering
34 / 78
Law
34 / 312
Communications and Public Relations
32 / 956
Education Majors
31 / 186
Chemical Engineering
29 / 1,523
Pharmacology
29 / 292
Marketing
23 / 289
Pharmacy
22 / 621
Finance
22 / 155
Oncology and Cancer research
22 / 327
Anesthesiology
21 / 251
Computer Engineering
20 / 10
Radiochemistry
20 / 179
Organic Chemistry
20 / 212
Healthcare Management (MHA)
19 / 285
Molecular Biology
19 / 111
Structural Engineering
19 / 48
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
17 / 9

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 3 13
1992 0 21
1993 1 16
1994 0 12
1995 12 14
1996 55 33
1997 79 46
1998 91 95
1999 71 122
2000 42 151
2001 28 218
2002 26 219
2003 8 235
2004 21 237
2005 25 304
2006 21 309
2007 26 305
2008 42 354
2009 54 419
2010 70 503
2011 126 554
2012 120 709
2013 163 708
2014 106 866
2015 73 899
2016 63 922
2017 52 1178
2018 43 1233
2019 44 1543
2020 71 1643
2021 89 1877

Union University alumni

  1. Andrew J. May

    Andrew J. May
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1959 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Andrew Jackson May was a Kentucky attorney, an influential New Deal-era politician, and chairman of the House Military Affairs Committee during World War II, infamous for his rash disclosure of classified naval information that may have resulted in the loss of 10 American submarines and 800 sailors, and his subsequent unrelated conviction for bribery. May was a Democratic member of United States House of Representatives from Kentucky during the 72nd to 79th sessions of Congress.

  2. Steve Gaines

    Steve Gaines
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    pastor
    Biography

    John Steven Gaines is an American Southern Baptist pastor, and the 61st President of the Southern Baptist Convention. He is currently serving at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova (a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee), one of the largest congregations in the Southern Baptist Convention. On Sunday, July 10, 2005, the Pastor Search Committee of Bellevue Baptist Church presented Dr. Steve Gaines to the church congregation. At the conclusion of the services the Bellevue family overwhelmingly voted to call Steve Gaines as the seventh Pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church. Gaines succeeds the longtime Bellevue pastor Adrian Rogers.

  3. Katrina Robinson

    Katrina Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Katrina Robinson is an American former politician who served in the Tennessee Senate from the 33rd district from 2019 to 2022 as a member of the Democratic Party. She was the first sitting member of the state senate to be indicted since Operation Tennessee Waltz and later became the first person to ever be expelled from the state senate.

  4. Howell Edmunds Jackson

    Howell Edmunds Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1832-1895 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Howell Edmunds Jackson was an American attorney, politician, and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1893 until his death in 1895. His brief tenure on the Supreme Court is most remembered for his opinion in Pollock v. Farmers' Loan & Trust Co., in which Jackson argued in dissent that a federal income tax was constitutional. Republican President Benjamin Harrison appointed Jackson, a Democrat, to the Court. His rulings demonstrated support for broad federal power, a skepticism of states' rights and an inclination toward judicial restraint. Jackson's unexpected death after only two years of service prevented him from having a substantial impact on American history.

All 11 notable alumni

General info

Alternative names UU
Founded 1823
Motto Religio et Eruditio
Erudition and Religion
Colors cardinal, cream
Academic Calendar September to August
Total FTE staff 519
Carnegie Classification Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address 1050 Union University Dr
Jackson, Tennessee, 38305-3697
United States
City population 68,000
Phone 7316681818
Fax +1 (731) 661 5175

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