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Union University Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Union University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Union University Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Union University was awarded 12 badges in the 2020 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

Union U is ranked #330 out of 1,727 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2020 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 45 colleges in Tennessee, Union U is ranked at #6.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Union U?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Union University you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 60%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 13% of students accepted to Union U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 670. Math scores were between 510 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Union University  ( 560 to 670 )

SAT Math Scores for Union University  ( 510 to 650 )
Union U received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Union University  ( 23 to 29 )

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Union University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Union U, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Union University is 59%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  59 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Union University

Freshmen Retention Rate

Union University has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Union U for first-time, full-time students is 55%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  55 out of 100

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

Below Average Overall Diversity at Union U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,181 undergraduates at Union U with 1,599 being full-time and 582 being part-time.

Union U Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Union U is 37.01 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  37.01 out of 100
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How Much Does Union University Cost?

The overall average net price of Union U is $22,839. 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 Union U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$18,076 $20,909 $20,779 $24,659 $27,120

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 Union U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Union U, approximately 51% of students took out student loans averaging $6,167 a year. That adds up to $24,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Union U is 4.4%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do Union U Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Union U make around $43,200 per year during the early years of their employment. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $40,800 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Union University make the most money.

Location of Union University

Union University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Jackson, Tennessee. The city atmosphere of Jackson makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Union University

Contact details for Union U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, TN 38305-3697
Phone: 731-668-1818

Union University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 55 majors graduated from Union University. Of these students, 598 received undergraduate degrees and 486 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
Nursing 172 $58,100
Business Administration & Management 125 $27,100
Social Work 36 $27,400
General Psychology 32 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 20 $34,700
Teacher Education Grade Specific 17 $35,100
Health & Physical Education 15 NA
General English Literature 13 NA
Accounting 10 NA
Marketing 10 NA

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

Online Learning at Union U

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,371 students took at least one online class at Union University. This is an increase from the 1,062 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,371 338
2016-2017 1,062 315
2015-2016 1,035 273
2014-2015 399 110
2013-2014 788 190

Learn more about online learning at Union University.

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