98%

Acceptance Rate

$8,467

Avg.Financial Aid

002441

FAFSA Code

About University of Southern Mississippi (USM)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Public

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

14,509

Website

www.usm.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

University of Southern Mississippi (USM or Southern Miss) which was formerly known as Mississippi Normal College is a public institution that was founded in the year 1910. It is a research university with its main campus in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and the other large campus in Gulf Park, Long Beach.

They also have five additional teaching and research sites. The institute was the first state-supported teacher training facility of the state. The institute has gone under many developments and academic improvements and by 1962 it was granted the status of a University.

The university represents students from 72 different countries and 50 states.

Southern Miss offers approximately 189 programs leading to baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

 

Presently, there are 14,509 students enrolled in different programs offered by the university. They also hold expert and professional faculty for helping the students to learn and grow. The student-faculty ratio is 17:1 which means there is one faculty present on every 17 students.

Southern Miss has traditionally drawn many of its students from Mississippi schools and community colleges, hailing from every county in Mississippi, though today the majority of undergraduates come from public schools across the southern United States and around the globe.

The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and its programs are accredited by 30 state and national agencies like the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Paralegals Approval Commission and many others.

Location & Contact

Address

118 College Drive # 0001

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6012661000
Fax: 6012665148
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Rankings

Since the University of Southern Mississippi is a very old and a well-renowned university, they have done a great job in the education sector. The institute has earned many awards and rankings which are as follows-

  • 293-381 in National Universities.

  • 345 in Top performers on Social Mobility.

  • 235 in Washington Monthly.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

FALSE

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

98%

SAT Range

N/A

ACT Range

19 - 25

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The applicants who wish to apply for the University must have to go through the requirements of the program they want to enroll in. There is a process to be followed for admission.

  • Apply Online

  • Application fee

  • Submission of Transcripts

  • Test Scores

  • Documents of Immunization

Additionally, a candidate must also fulfill the ACT requirements by having at least 19 - 25 along with all the relevant documents.

For more information, we suggest you visit the official website or our admissions page by clicking below.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$13,773

Average Annual Cost

$8,514

Books And Supplies

$1,500

Other Fees

$110

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$10,618

Budget For Other Expenses

$3,306

Total One Year Cost

$24,048

The University of Southern Mississippi is not an expensive university, it has a nominal fee structure and is affordable. The fee structure may slightly vary according to different programs offered by the university.

The average annual tuition cost to attend the University of Southern Mississippi is $8,514 while the net price comes to $13,773. In addition to this, the cost of books and supplies and other fees is $1,500 and $110 respectively. The other costs include room and board $10,618, budget for other expenses is $3,306.

The Total One Year Cost is approximately $24,048.

Applicants can go through the official website or The College Monk for more details and accurate costs to attend on the basis of the program they choose.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

NA

Student:Faculty Ratio

17:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

72%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

38%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$4,814

Faculty Overview

51%

Male Professors

49%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

166 Graduates

Psychology, General

162 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

131 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

113 Graduates

Biology, General

106 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

96 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

91 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

82 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

73 Graduates

Marketing

72 Graduates

Social Work

69 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

67 Graduates

Journalism

62 Graduates

Architectural Engineering Technolog...

59 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

58 Graduates

Human Resources Management and Serv...

57 Graduates

Public Health

54 Graduates

Communication Disorders Sciences an...

52 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

52 Graduates

Arts, Entertainment,and Media Manag...

49 Graduates

History

43 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

42 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

39 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

38 Graduates

Data Processing

35 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

33 Graduates

Chemistry

29 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

28 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

26 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

25 Graduates

Political Science and Government

25 Graduates

Music

24 Graduates

Business, Management, Marketing, an...

23 Graduates

Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Se...

23 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

22 Graduates

Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

22 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

21 Graduates

Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, an...

19 Graduates

Library Science and Administration

19 Graduates

Legal Support Services

17 Graduates

Mathematics

17 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

16 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

13 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

12 Graduates

International Business

12 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

10 Graduates

Sociology

10 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

9 Graduates

Interior Architecture

9 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and...

9 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

9 Graduates

Anthropology

8 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

8 Graduates

Polymer/Plastics Engineering

7 Graduates

Economics

5 Graduates

Dance

4 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

4 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

4 Graduates

Physics

4 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

4 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

3 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

3 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

2 Graduates

Electrical Engineering Technologies...

2 Graduates

Philosophy

2 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

11,920

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

47%

Full-time

83%

Part-time

17%

Students Gender

Male

37%

US National: 44%

Female

63%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

61% White

0% Unknown

29% Black

3% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

1% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

33%

Out Of State

66%

In State

1%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$46,991 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and N/A of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

N/A

Undergrads in College Housing

25%

Averege Housing Cost

$5,531/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $4,500/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$4,500/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Golden Eagles

School Colors

gold and black

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Conference USA

Total Male Athletes

216

Total Female Athletes

143

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

24

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Football

Golf

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university additionally offers an on-campus housing facility for students who wish to dwell nearby. At USM, $10,937 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The average meal plan at USM costs around $4,500 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 37% male and 63% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$30,200/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$36,400/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$13,250

$34,699

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$138 - 360

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

87%

Average Aid Per Year

$8,467

Students Receiving Federal Grants

51%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,923

Students Receiving State Aid

36%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,580

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

61%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,440

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$9,553

$30K - $48K

$10,121

$48K - $75K

$6,233

$75K - $110K

$5,406

> $110K

$4,595

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$37,989,320

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$20,326,586

The university provides financial assistance to the students in need. These schemes can be employed to pay fees and meet other academic requirements. Financial support is provided through various formats such as scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study opportunities.

The eligibility criteria for the various provision formats vary and range from the military background and financial condition of the applicant to academic excellence and nationality. Preferences also vary based on the courses selected. Applicants are required to fill in the FAFSA form.

University of Southern Mississippi USM federal school code is 002441.

The various financial aid provided to the students is given below:

Gift Aid - $8,467

Federal Grants - $4,923

State Aid - $2,580

Institutional Aid - 6,440

University of Southern Mississippi Financial Aid Office

Office of Financial Aid
Kennard-Washington Hall (KWH) 101
118 College Dr. #5101 Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

Fax 601.266.5769

Email
financial.aid@usm.edu

Phone
601.266.4774

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