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University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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Overview

Student Population
14,509
University of Southern Mississippi overview
Location Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Online usm.edu
School Type Public 4 Year
Setting Small City
University of Southern Mississippi overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi is a mid-size four year public college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 9,217 prospective students applied, and 8,935 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,888 enrolled in the school.  11,156 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 3,353 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $8,786 plus fees of $110. University of Southern Mississippi is ranked 812 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

4/10
Overall
6/10
Academics
4/10
Resources
4/10
Outcomes
3/10
Value

University of Southern Mississippi is rated within the lower 39% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for University of Southern Mississippi within the 2021 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Average
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ACT 19/26
GPA 3.15
Applications Accepted
96.9% 
University of Southern Mississippi overview
Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $40

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Annual Cost to Attend

Mississippi Resident Tuition
$8,786
In State Costs for University of Southern Mississippi
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $10,937
Budget for Other Expenses$3,336
Total One Year Cost$24,669
Out of State Resident Tuition
$10,786
Out of State Costs for University of Southern Mississippi
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $10,937
Budget for Other Expenses$3,336
Total One Year Cost$26,669

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$41,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
47% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by University of Southern Mississippi students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 22%
Health Professions 13%
Education 13%
Psychology 5%
Communication 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176372 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern Mississippi.

Current students may use the University of Southern Mississippi GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.