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
10,693
Undergraduates
3,775
Men - 35.3%
6,919
Women - 64.7%
3,453
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
96% of 9,314 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.5
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: $21,664
Out-of-state: $23,664
Tuition and Fees
In-state: $9,314
Out-of-state: $11,314
Room and Board
$10,950
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Freshman Award
$11,996
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$24,915
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
666
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
Students in College Housing
27% of all 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
1.5%
Black/African-American
28.9%
Hispanic/Latino
3.9%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
3.8%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1%
White
61.3%
International Students
1.4%
First-Year Students Returning
70.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
32.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
60%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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