University of Southern MississippiSchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Hattiesburg, MS

$8,896

Avg in-state tuition

$10,896

Avg out-of-state tuition

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About University of Southern Mississippi

School Type: Public

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

The University of Southern Mississippi is a medium-sized public university located on an urban campus in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 14,133, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 97%. The university offers 74 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 49%, and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1. Tuition and fees for in-state students are $8,896, while tuition and fees for out-of-state students are $10,896.

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Admissions Breakdown

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

97% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 19-26

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of between 5,000 and 15,000 students.

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14k

Students Enrolled

70%

Online Student Enrollment

17:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program.
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

62%

Black

27%

Hispanic

3%

Two or more races

3%

Non-U.S. Citizen

3%

Asian

1%

Unknown

Information not available

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

64%

Socio-economic diversity

50% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

53%

State Grant Aid

39%

Institution Grant Aid

61%

Pell Grant

50%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $4,680
State Grant Aid $2,922
Institution Grant Aid $5,761
Pell Grant Aid $4,820

Financial Outlook

$34k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$23k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.