Union University

UnionPresident: Dr. David S. Dockery

International Student Coordinator: Sharon Hart

Address: 1050 Union University Drive
Jackson,Tennessee 38305

Established: 1823

Website: www.uu.edu

School Population

Total number of students: 3,846

Number of countries represented: 35

Student-Faculty ratio: 10:1

Tuition and Fees: $29,190 (2015/16)

Union University

As you ponder the important decision of choosing a college, we invite you to consider Union — an Excellence- Driven, Christ-Centered, People -Focused, Future Directed community committed to academic excellence under the Lordship of Christ. We invite you to consider Union — where the exciting process of higher education is alive and well to prepare you for a life of learning and service.

Quality Education:

  • Number of Majors: over 100 programs of study with a Doctorate in Education and Pharmacy
  • Professional school acceptance rate: 95%
  • Top Tier U.S. News and World Report
  • Princeton Review Top 100 Best Southern College
  • Carnegie Foundation’s “Top Tier University”
  • NAIA’s Division I Womens’ Basketball Champions 3 Years

Famous Alumni:

  • Howell E. Jackson, Supreme Court Justice
  • John Dancy, class of ‘59, NBC News Correspondent
  • Chris Rice, class of ’89, Christian Music Recording Artist
  • Kirby Atkins, class of ‘93, Creator of Jimmy Neutron the cartoon character


  • Union is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • American Chemical Society
  • Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology
  • Council on Social Work Education
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
  • National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • National Association of Schools of Music
  • Tennessee Department of Education

Bachelor Degree Programs (short list)

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Christian Studies
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • History/Pre-Law
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Psychology

University Opportunities

  • Internship opportunities and praticums are available
  • International Scholarship = $4,000 per year for 4 years

University Environment

  • Safety measures: 24 hour security
  • City population: 67,000
  • 2 hrs west of Nashville / 1 hr east of Memphis
  • Average climate during year:
    Average annual temp: 18.1 Celsius
    Average high temp: 21.7C (37.1C in July)
    Average low temp: 8.8C (-2.2C in Jan)
  • Airport access: McKeller-Sipes Regional plus Nashville and Memphis International airports

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