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
11,451
Undergraduates
4,134
Men - 36.1%
7,318
Women - 63.9%
3,155
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 9,683 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.44
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: $21,423
Out-of-state: $23,423
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,086
Out-of-state: $11,086
Room and Board
$10,937
Average Percent of Need Met
Not reported
Average Freshman Award
Not reported
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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Hattiesburg Population
45,806
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to 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
0.5%
Asian
1.4%
Black/African-American
29.3%
Hispanic/Latino
3.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
61.4%
Unknown
0%
International Students
1.4%
First-Year Students Returning
74.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
30.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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