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Methodist University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Methodist University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Methodist University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Methodist University was awarded 46 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is fire/arson investigation and prevention.

Overall Quality

Methodist is ranked #1,692 out of 2,576 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2022 Best Colleges list.

Methodist is also ranked #48 out of 113 schools in North Carolina.

See all of the rankings for Methodist University.

Is It Hard to Get Into Methodist?

Acceptance Rate

Methodist University has an acceptance rate of 76%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 58% of students accepted to Methodist submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 465 and 565. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Methodist University  ( 465 to 565 )

SAT Math Scores for Methodist University  ( 470 to 570 )
Methodist received ACT scores from 55% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 23.

ACT Composite Scores for Methodist University  ( 18 to 23 )

Learn more about Methodist University admissions.

Methodist University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at Methodist it is much better at 10 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Methodist University is 53%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  53 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Methodist University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Methodist University this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 21% for first-time, full-time students at Methodist, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  21 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Methodist University.

Methodist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,426 undergraduates at Methodist with 1,296 being full-time and 130 being part-time.

How Much Does Methodist University Cost?

The overall average net price of Methodist is $32,906. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Methodist

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$31,953 $30,167 $31,402 $33,149 $37,162

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Methodist, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Methodist, approximately 70% of students took out student loans averaging $8,116 a year. That adds up to $32,464 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Methodist is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Methodist Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Methodist make around $39,300 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Methodist University make the most money.

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Location of Methodist University

Methodist University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fayetteville, North Carolina. The location of Methodist is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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Contact details for Methodist are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, NC 28311-1420
Phone: 910-630-7000

Methodist University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Methodist University. Of these students, 427 received undergraduate degrees and 97 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 71 $39,153
Health & Physical Education 33 $33,993
Criminal Justice & Corrections 27 $30,047
Fire Protection 26 $28,236
Nursing 25 $56,234
Health & Medical Administrative Services 23 $20,140
Marketing 20 NA
Finance & Financial Management 19 NA
Social Work 17 $29,639
Accounting 16 $43,240

Learn more about the majors offered at Methodist University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Methodist

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 235 students took at least one online class at Methodist University. This is an increase from the 205 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 235 43
2018-2019 205 45
2017-2018 180 44
2016-2017 182 40
2015-2016 174 34

Learn more about online learning at Methodist University.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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