University of Southern Mississippi: Ranking & Review

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Hattiesburg Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 240 772
Top 5%

University of Southern Mississippi Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate98%98%99%
Applicants6,3722,2434,129
Admissions6,2722,1904,082
Enrolled undergraduates1,9036371,266
Enrolled total (including graduate students)14,4785,3119,167

9,434 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,230 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $40. Application fee for graduates - $60.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores0
Percent of students submitting SAT scores0%

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,893
Percent of students submitting ACT scores99%
ACT Composite
22
ACT English
23
ACT Math
20

University of Southern Mississippi Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $22,883 $24,883
Off-campus $23,452 $25,452
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $9,631 and other expenses per full academic year.

University of Southern Mississippi provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,571 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $8,108 $8,108
Fees for full-time undergraduates $110 $2,110
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $342 $426
Tuition for Full-time graduates $8,108 $8,108
Fees for full-time graduates $110 $2,110
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $457 $569

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 10 432 104 3 549
Health Professions and Related Programs 2 316 146 37 501
Education 177 122 23 322
Psychology 162 31 23 216
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 138 27 2 167
Visual and Performing Arts 119 34 9 162
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 123 13 11 147
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 69 63 132
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 112 8 5 125
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 63 37 4 104
Social Sciences 75 15 8 98
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 91 3 94
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 60 32 2 94
English Language and Literature & Letters 72 8 9 89
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 80 80
Physical Sciences 52 18 7 77
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 67 67
Library Science 19 44 63
History 43 9 3 55
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 39 39
Mathematics and Statistics 17 3 20
Engineering 7 2 10 19
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 19 19
Legal Professions and Studies 16 16
Architecture and Related Services 9 9
Philosophy and Religious Studies 3 3
Grand Total122,3807191563,267

A total of 2,392 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at University of Southern Mississippi.

At the master's and doctor's level 875 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate47%40%50%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

General info

Alternative namesUSM
Founded1910
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblack, gold
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff2,415
Instructional FTE742
Research FTE51
Sector of institutionPublic, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.usm.edu
Address118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000 - 250,000
Phone6012661000
Fax+1 (601) 266 5756

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