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Methodist University Data & Information Overview

17 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
79% Acceptance Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Methodist University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Methodist University Ranked?

#1,245 Best Colleges in Nation
#32 Best Colleges in NC
Health & Medical Administrative Services Highest Ranked Major

2024 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 17 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is health & medical administrative services.

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Overall Quality

Methodist landed the #1,245 spot in College Factual's 2024 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,217 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Methodist held the #1,519 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Methodist is also ranked #32 out of 93 schools in North Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Methodist?

79% Acceptance Rate
35% Of Accepted Are Women
14% Submit SAT Scores

Acceptance Rate

Methodist University has an acceptance rate of 79%, 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 14% 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 550 and 620. Math scores were between 560 and 610.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Methodist University  ( 550 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Methodist University  ( 560 to 610 )
Methodist received ACT scores from 18% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Methodist University  ( 22 to 26 )

Learn more about Methodist University admissions.

Methodist University Faculty

10 to 1 Student to Faculty
66% Full Time Teachers

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 66%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  66 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Methodist University

62% Freshmen Retention
28% On-Time Graduation Rate

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 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At Methodist this rate is 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

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

Methodist University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,296 Full-Time Undergraduates
31.2% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
45.7% Percent Women

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?

$32,681 Net Price
71% Take Out Loans
$32,444 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Methodist is $32,681. 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 +
$29,278 $28,705 $32,729 $36,293 $36,534

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 71% of students took out student loans averaging $8,111 a year. That adds up to $32,444 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Methodist is 12.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Methodist Graduates Make?

$45,768 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Methodist with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $45,768 in their early years. This is good news for future Methodist graduates since it is 8% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Methodist University make the most money.

Location of Methodist University

North Carolina State
1,296 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Methodist University is a private not-for-profit institution situated 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

49 Majors With Completions
349 Undergraduate Degrees
45 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 49 majors graduated from Methodist University. Of these students, 349 received undergraduate degrees and 45 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 78 $36,332
Health & Physical Education 35 $23,170
Marketing 17 NA
Fire Protection 16 $26,240
Accounting 16 NA
Social Work 15 NA
Nursing 14 $58,217
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14 $28,117
Finance & Financial Management 12 NA
Biological & Biomedical Sciences (Other) 10 NA

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

Online Learning at Methodist

38% Take At Least One Class Online
9% Take All Classes Online

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 2020-2021, 737 students took at least one online class at Methodist University. This is an increase from the 235 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 737 177
2019-2020 235 43
2018-2019 205 45
2017-2018 180 44
2016-2017 182 40

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.


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