School Overview

University of Southern Mississippi is a Public, 4 years college located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Southern Mississippi ranked 288th in National Universities and 7th in Mississippi Colleges.
It has a total enrollment of 14,606 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. It is a Research University (high research activity) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. Southern Mississippi's acceptance rate is 96.00% last year (undergraduate school).
University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges.
Contact Information
Address118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
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School Category
School TypePublic, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryResearch University (high research activity)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship

Admission Information

The acceptance rate of University of Southern Mississippi is 96.00% and the yield (also known as enrollment rate) is 18.00%. The application fees are $40 for undergraduate programs and $60 for graduate programs.
Open Admission Policy
Acceptance Rate96.00 %
Yield (Enrollment Rate)18.00 %
Undergraduate Application Fees$40
Graduate Application Fees$60

Tuition & Fees

Southern Mississippi's 2022 tuition & fees is $9,204 for Mississippi residents and $11,204 for out-of-students. For graduate programs, its 2022 tuition & fees is $9,204 for Mississippi residents and $11,204 for out-of-students.
Mississippi ResidentsOut-of-State
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$9,204$11,204
Graduate Tuition & Fees$9,204$11,204
*Data Source: 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees - National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Student Population

A total of 14,606 students have enrolled for academic year 2020-2021. Among them, 6,641 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Southern Mississippi has 11,451 undergraduate students and the graduate school has 3,155 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students14,606
Undergraduate Students11,451
Graduate Students3,155
Online Enrollment6,641

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs164 Programs
Number of online programs57 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
2 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Post-Master Certificate
Doctorate (Research)

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Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
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