University of Southern Mississippi

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

118 College Drive #5166

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

(601) 266-5000

Fax: (601) 266-5148



Contact: Amanda Belsom

Admissions Operations
Main Address

118 College Drive #5001

Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

(601) 266-4111

www.usm.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 12,332

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,527

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,062

Graduate enrollment: 2,731

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: $35
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 72%


College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Interior Architecture B

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

American Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B
Dance B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Applied technology B
Business Administration/Management B
Business/Managerial Economics B
Finance/Banking B
Healthcare marketing B
Hotel/Motel Management B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B
Tourism B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Radio/Television B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Data Processing Technology B

Education

Business Teacher Education B
Education of Deaf/Hearing Impaired B
Elementary Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Special Education B
Technology/Industrial Arts Education B

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology B
Computer Engineering B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Industrial Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies B
Family Systems B
Human Development/Family Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Foreign Language & Literature – General B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Child nutrition C
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health Services – General B
Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Phlebotomy C
Public Health B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History

History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance B

Library Science

Library Science B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Services/Mortuary Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Oceanography B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Forensic Technologies B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Geography B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

University of Southern Mississippi Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(601) 266-1000
Website:www.usm.edu
Type of School:4-year, Public
Apply Online:https://apps.usm.edu/admissions/ugapp/
Address:118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:14,552
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):45%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:17 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,867 (54% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$7,659
Out-of-state Tuition:$16,529
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$9,770

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

University of Southern Mississippi Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at University of Southern Mississippi.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences222
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services51251
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs421
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services211
Education65125
Engineering111
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields4
English Language and Literature/Letters111
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1221
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs2753
History1111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1221
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Library Science111
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1321
Philosophy and Religious Studies2
Physical Sciences542
Psychology121
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences1532
Visual and Performing Arts621
Grand total22745025

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at University of Southern Mississippi.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services222
Education127
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences112
Health Professions and Related Programs122
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science111
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies12
Social Sciences1
Grand total71117

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at University of Southern Mississippi and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,659
Out-of-state$16,529
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$7,659
Out-of-state$16,529

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,47297%
Grant or scholarship aid1,44195%$9,770
Student loan aid96464%$6,267

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid9,19078%$6,670
Federal student loans7,15660%$8,861

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for University of Southern Mississippi. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled University of Southern Mississippi students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants5,1801,9413,239
Percent admitted100%60%60%
Percent admitted who enrolled30%28%32%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

University of Southern Mississippi Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment14,552
Undergraduate enrollment11,779
Graduate enrollment2,773

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

University of Southern Mississippi Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation
    • Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
    • Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs
  • National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
    • Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

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