University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS

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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 10% enrolling as graduate students and 81% as undergraduate students.


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $12,100. 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 range estimates:
    • In-State Tuition: $7,200-$8,700
    • Nonresident Student Tuition: $16,000-$19,310
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $300-$360 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $670-$810 per credit unit

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid98%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships96%$9,277
Receiving Student Loans65%$7,198

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

Graduation Rates

University of Southern Mississippi has an overall graduation rate which is close to 45%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years21%
Graduating in 5 Years19%
Graduating in 6 Years6%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

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

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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