University of Southern Mississippi: Ranking & Review

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Hattiesburg
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United States
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World
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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

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

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

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 Services104321043549
Health Professions and Related Programs231614637501
Education17712223322
Psychology1623123216
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies138272167
Visual and Performing Arts119349162
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1231311147
Public Administration and Social Service Professions6963132
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11285125
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services63374104
Social Sciences7515898
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences6032294
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service91394
English Language and Literature & Letters728989
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields8080
Physical Sciences5218777
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities6767
Library Science194463
History439355
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies3939
Mathematics and Statistics17320
Engineering721019
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1919
Legal Professions and Studies1616
Architecture and Related Services99
Philosophy and Religious Studies33
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 population81,000
Phone6012661000
Fax+1 (601) 266 5756

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