University of Southern Mississippi

Acceptance Rate 96 %
Tuition & Fees $11,204
Student Population 14,606
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $8,102
Graduation Rate 50 %

Academic Overview

University of Southern Mississippi Campus, Hattiesburg, MS
University of Southern Mississippi is a public, 4 or more years institute located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
The 2022 tuition & fees is $9,204 for Mississippi residents and $11,204 for out-of-state students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 14,606 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 96% and the graduation rate is 50% last year.
The salary after graduation from University of Southern Mississippi varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $42,700. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2022 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2021-2022, Southern Mississippi's tuition & fees is $9,204 for Mississippi residents and $11,204 for non-residents. For graduate programs, its 2022 average tuition & fees are $9,204 for in-state students and $11,204 for out-of-state students.
2022 Tuition & Fees
Mississippi ResidentsOut-of-State
[Chart] 2021-2022 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2022 key academic statistics at Southern Mississippi. The acceptance rate of Southern Mississippi is 96% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 21%. The average graduation rate is 50% and no students have transferred out from the school.
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,102 and 83% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 14,606 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for University of Southern Mississippi is 96 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for University of Southern Mississippi is 50 %
Graduation Rate
Retention Rate for University of Southern Mississippi is 72 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for University of Southern Mississippi is 14,606
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for University of Southern Mississippi is 17 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $8,102 at University of Southern Mississippi.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Online Applicationhttps://apps.usm.edu/admissions/ugapp/
Financial Aidhttps://www.usm.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www.usm.edu/financial-aid/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionhttps://www.usm.edu/military-veterans
Disability Servicehttps://www.usm.edu/oda

Offered Degrees

Southern Mississippi offers 169 major programs through online and on-site education where 60 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Less than one year certificate51
One but less than two years certificate10
Bachelor's Degree7422
Post Bachelor's Degree106
Master's Degree5021
Post Master's Degree42
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship258

Special Learning Opportunities

University of Southern Mississippi offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students. It also offers weekend/evening classes which is a program that allows students to take a complete course of study and attend classes only on weekends or only in evenings.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,571)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $4,500)

Veterans Benefits

University of Southern Mississippi has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges