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Hattiesburg, Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi Demographics & Diversity

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Medium

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at University of Southern Mississippi are primarily White with a significant Black population. The school has medium racial diversity. 39% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of University of Southern Mississippi students
Race Percent of Students
White 61%
Black 30%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2%
International 1%
Race Unknown 1%

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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Low

There are 74% more female students than male students enrolled at University of Southern Mississippi with a gender ratio of 64% women to 36% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, University of Southern Mississippi has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for University of Southern Mississippi students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 36%
Women 64%
Enrollment by gender for University of Southern Mississippi students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,293
Women 9,216

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Low

University of Southern Mississippi serves a low number of students outside of Mississippi, with 66 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for University of Southern Mississippi students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 66%
Out of State 33%
Foreign 1%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$46,990 per year

44% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,509
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 21.6%
Part time Undergrads 12.3%

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