Carey ranked as safest college in Mississippi

William Carey University is the safest college in Mississippi, according to rankings released by


“College leaders all over America are concerned for the safety of their students. At Carey, our entire leadership team takes our responsibility seriously and implements programs and policies to safeguard our students,” said WCU President Tommy King. “I am so pleased that we have been recognized for our efforts by being named the safest college in Mississippi.”


To compile the report, combined data from Department of Education Reports, natural language analysis, social media sentiment analysis, and its own research. Campus crime stats, graduation rates, and student retention rates were taken from U.S. Department of Education annual reports. The rankings included any accredited public or private not-for-profit institution that offers four-year degree programs.


"It's a true testament to a great administration, strong leadership, student and community involvement," said Jessica Pierce, a public safety analyst. "In a world full of bad news, it's great to have something positive for students, administration, and faculty, and it's something to be proud of." ranks the five safest schools in Mississippi as: William Carey University, Belhaven University, Mississippi State University, Delta State University, and University of Southern Mississippi. is a public safety-focused organization committed to increasing public safety, community involvement, transparent government, and education.