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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$7,549
$16,419 Out-of-State
$11,916
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
11.3%
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
60.1%
5,180 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
14,552
80.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
44.7%
703 Graduates

About the photo: The University of Southern Mississippi, aka Southern Miss, is a public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Costs

The median in-state tuition at University of Southern Mississippi is $7,549, which is $558 more than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $16,419, which is 217% of the cost for in-state students, and is $1,957 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $11,916.

In 2016, 78% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 60% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Admissions

University of Southern Mississippi received 5,180 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.3% annual decline. Out of those 5,180 applicants, 3,115 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 60.1% acceptance rate.

There were 14,552 students enrolled at University of Southern Mississippi in 2016, and 6% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Southern Mississippi has an overall enrollment yield of 50%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Enrollment

University of Southern Mississippi has a total enrollment of 14,552 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Southern Mississippi is 11,747 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,805. This means that 80.7% of students enrolled at University of Southern Mississippi are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Southern Mississippi, both undergraduate and graduate, is 62% White, 26.3% Black or African American, 3.17% Hispanic or Latino, 2.69% Two or More Races, 1.18% Asian, 0.36% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Southern Mississippi in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (26.9%), followed by White Male (15.7%) and Black or African American Female (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4%), followed by White Male (2.5%) and Black or African American Female (1.07%).

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Graduates

In 2016, 1,073 more women than men graduated from University of Southern Mississippi. The majority of students graduating from University of Southern Mississippi are White. These 2,347 graduates mean that there were 3.33 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 704 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Southern Mississippi is Registered Nursing with 205 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 163 graduates and Elementary Education & Teaching with 151 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Southern Mississippi, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Library Science, with 57 graduates, followed by Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 176 graduates and Human Sciences with 109 graduates.

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Operations

University of Southern Mississippi has an endowment valued at nearly $86.8M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $937,266 (1.08%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Southern Mississippi had a total expenditure of $327M. Of that $327M, they spent $134M on salaries and $45.7M on benefits.

University of Southern Mississippi employs 203 Associate professors, 191 Assistant professors, and 153 Instructors. Most academics at University of Southern Mississippi are Male Associate professors (120), Female Instructors (105), and Male Professors (97).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Southern Mississippi are: Business and Financial Operations, with 454 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 304 employees, and Service with 204 employees.

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