William Carey University was named one of America's Best Colleges for 2016 by the Women's Choice Award, a leading referral source for women.
The college was ranked number 27 of the 1,585 institutions listed in the annual report.
It was also named the top school in Mississippi.
The Women's Choice Award ranks schools based on four-year graduation rates, student-faculty ratio and campus safety.
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It also takes into account the school's reputation, based on female admission and enrollment rates and out-of-state enrollment, as well as educational depth, which considers the levels of degrees granted and the mix of undergraduate and graduate students.