The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a public, comprehensive institution. Programs are offered through the Colleges of the Arts, Business Administration, Education and Psychology, Health and Human Sciences, International and Continuing Education, Liberal Arts, Nursing, and Science and Technology. Its 1,090-acre campus is located in Hattiesburg, 90 miles south of Jackson.

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collegeType
Public
studentType
Coed
11,594
Undergraduates
4,255
Men - 36.7%
7,340
Women - 63.3%
2,539
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
97% of 9,217 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.40
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
23 average
19-26 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
In-state: $23,516
Out-of-state: $25,516
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $8,108
Out-of-state: $10,108
Room and Board
$10,638
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$10,772
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$28,003
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
674
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
11%
10-19
31%
20-29
29%
30-39
12%
40-49
7%
50-99
6%
Over 100
3%
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Not reported Population
47,556
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College does not provide housing for students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Golden Eagle -Seymour
Sororities
14% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.4%
Asian
1.3%
Black/African-American
27.3%
Hispanic/Latino
3.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
58.4%
Unknown
5.7%
International Students
1.6%
First-Year Students Returning
67.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
28.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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