University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Overview

Address118 College Drive # 0001
School Websitewww.usm.edu
School TypePublic, 4-year or above

Small

StatusPublic
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

University of Southern Mississippi is a mid-size public, 4-year college based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 8,550 students applied to University of Southern Mississippi. Of those students, 8,369 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in University of Southern Mississippi was $8,514, in addition to fees of $110. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend University of Southern Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi has a 49% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Getting In

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The University of Southern Mississippi acceptance rate is 98%. To put this into perspective, 8,369 of the 8,550 students who applied to University of Southern Mississippi in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in University of Southern Mississippi is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into University of Southern Mississippi had an SAT score between the range of 0 and 0. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for University of Southern Mississippi was between 19 and 25 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to University of Southern Mississippi as part of their application.

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At University of Southern Mississippi, the tuition for in-state residents is $8,514. Combined with fees of $110, room and board costs of $10,618, other expenses of $3,306 and the $1,500 cost of books and supplies, the total in-state one-year cost is $24,048.

Out-of-state residents can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $10,624 in tuition. This brings the total one-year cost of enrolling in University of Southern Mississippi to $26,048 for out-of-state students.

Students at University of Southern Mississippi are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at University of Southern Mississippi was $4,923 last year. The percentage of students awarded federal aid was 51%.

University of Southern Mississippi Undergraduate Population

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio17:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to University of Southern Mississippi.

University of Southern Mississippi has a good gender split, with 63% of undergraduates being female and 37% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Mississippi residents; in fact, 66% of all students reside in Mississippi. However, 33% of students come from out-of-state and 1% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at University of Southern Mississippi is 17:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need from University of Southern Mississippi to thrive in your studies.

What's more, only 23% students enroll at University of Southern Mississippi part-time; the other 11,156 students enrolled full-time.

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