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ACCEPTANCE RATE

96.94%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

94%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

17:1

DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE

120

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$7,458

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University of Southern Mississippi

1156 College Dr, Summit, MS

Southern Miss is a public university that has many programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in a predominantly urban area. About sixteen thousand students enroll at University of Southern Mississippi annually.

Students can pick from many areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. The majority of students admitted to Southern Miss earn an SAT score within the range of 946 - 1160, or an ACT score within the range of 19 - 25. Southern Miss accepts approximately 60% of students applying. Of those accepted, about 43% of students registered for enrollment. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at Southern Miss vary for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs nearly $6,400 per year and out-of-state tuition costing $15,000 annually. Some students at Southern Miss may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.

The Southern Miss "Golden Eagles" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give you an idea of the candidates University of Southern Mississippi accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at University of Southern Mississippi is around 15,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 14% enrolling as graduate students and 82% as undergraduate students.

$13,800

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $13,800. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. There is also a $40 application fee for students applying to the school. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • In-State: $8,800-$11,000
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,940
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $370-$440 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $450-$540 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships87%$8,467
Receiving Student Loans68%$6,738
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, University of Southern Mississippi may provide services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Student employment
  • Assistance to find work

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
  • Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Dance Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program
  • School Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of Southern Mississippi is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-FBS classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Conference Usa)
  • Basketball (Conference Usa)
  • Track and Field (Conference Usa)
  • Football (Conference Usa)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Volleyball
  • Beach Volleyball
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Programs Offered

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  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Public Administration and Social Services

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