Union University

US College Rankings 2022
1050 Union University Drive, Jackson, Tennessee, 38305, United States

About Union University

Union University is a private, four-year liberal arts university with a Christian ethos. It is the oldest university affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

Union grew out of a merger of several schools, the oldest of which was the Jackson Male Academy, founded in 1823.

Eighty-five per cent of teaching staff have a PhD or the highest degree in their field. There is a low student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Union University has one of the highest student retention rates of any regional university.

A broad range of academic programmes are available in the divisions of the arts and sciences, business administration, education and human studies, nursing, pharmacy and theology and missions. Undergraduate and graduate courses are available, as well as a range of courses for adult learners.

The university takes its Christian heritage seriously and seeks to create a Christ-centred learning environment. There are several avenues for Christian students to develop their own faith. Upperclassmen can become Life Group Leaders, responsible for befriending and guiding a small group of younger students. All students are welcome to attend the university chapel. The university also offers the chance to get involved in leading a service, with a student-run chapel every Friday.

Union University’s campus housing has been highly rated, with private bedrooms for all students and on-site laundry facilities. The campus is located in Jackson, Tennessee, with smaller sites in Germantown and Hendersonville.

Over 60 clubs are active at Union, including six Greek organisations and several academic fraternities.


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Key statistics

  • $10,400
    On-campus Room and Board
  • $22,415
    Out-of-state Tuition and Fees
  • $41,300
    Salary after 10 years
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 US Rankings

Subjects taught at Union University

  • Business & economics

    • Accounting & Finance
    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
    • Sport Science
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Mathematics & Statistics
    • Physics & Astronomy
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Geography
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Education

    • Education
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Other Health
  • Psychology

    • Psychology