University of Southern Mississippi: Review & Facts

Overall Rating:Overall Ranking - Very GoodQuality:Education Quality Rating - OustandingSafety:Capmus Safety Rating - PoorCosts:Tuition & Fees Cost Rating - Good
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University of Southern Mississippi is a large four-year, public school with 14,555 students enrolled. This school was established in 1910 and is one of the 5 schools and colleges located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
102
Good
At University of Southern Mississippi you can earn your several-month certificate, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

University of Southern Mississippi deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 102 majors. The most popular concentrations are Education, Management, Nursing, Medical, and Psychology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other colleges.


Student Retention
73%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at University of Southern Mississippi is fair at 73% (above Mississippi average). Taking this statistic into consideration, it seems that students like their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
17 : 1
Medium
The graduation rate at University of Southern Mississippi is low - 49%.

Student to faculty ratio at University of Southern Mississippi is decent -- 17:1. Read more about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$16,300
High
Average tuition cost is fairly high, around $16,100 per year. The additional fees at University of Southern Mississippi beyond tuition are approximately $200, which totals $16,300 per year.

Read the details about University of Southern Mississippi additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
58%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 6,046 applications were submitted and 3,509 were accepted; so it is not very hard to get admitted at this school.

University of Southern Mississippi will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score statistics at University of Southern Mississippi in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,000
Medium
University of Southern Mississippi offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is an amazing option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at University of Southern Mississippi, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D+
Unsafe
University of Southern Mississippi offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 3,500 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable -- approximately $5,000 per year.

Army and Air Force ROTC programs are available at University of Southern Mississippi. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, University of Southern Mississippi seems to be a relatively dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

University of Southern Mississippi Location and Maps



Post Address: University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001, USA
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