B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
University of Southern Mississippi is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
Website

University of Southern Mississippi Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for University of Southern Mississippi

Cost

Net Price
$12,055/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $11,554/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,426/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,009/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,174/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,749/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.102 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.102 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.102 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,300Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
53%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 58 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    40%
  • Spirited and respectful
    19%
  • All of the above.
    16%
  • Busy
    16%
  • Serious
    7%
  • Social
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.117 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.139 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 68 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    25%
  • Enjoyable
    24%
  • All of the above. Except dated.
    18%
  • Education oriented
    15%
  • Community Based
    7%
  • Dated
    6%
  • Diverse
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
50%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.68 responses
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University of Southern Mississippi Reviews

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I transferred to Southern Miss after attending Louisiana Tech for a year. I can honestly say, USM has been the best decision I have ever made. Hattiesburg is a beautiful place. It's a big university with a community feel. Of course, the academics aren't on par with prestigious schools, but the difference here is the professors actually care. They aren't just trying to send you off to the next class to fail. They want you to understand the material and actually have an interest in it. It is the most racially diverse school in the South, which only brings more value to it! Everyone fits in, no matter who you are. Fun Fact: it is the only school in Mississippi that refuses to fly the Mississippi state flag because it has the confederate flag on it. I love it here. I couldn't imagine spending the next 3 years anywhere else. #SMTTT
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Great experience overall, like everything else there are some hitches along the way but, great organization and helpful learning staff help with recovering from any mishaps which may occur. The cost is relatively reasonable and aligned with most institutes of higher learning. The universities latest improvement to their online curriculum architecture has revolutionized the cyber learning experience. Check out The University of Southern Mississippi, you wont be dissatisfied!
Campus support of our Southern Miss teams is strong and represented by attendance at games. Football and baseball are by far the most popular, with basketball coming in second. I feel as though volleyball could be supported more! Our athletic center is top notch and provides everything that our student athletes need. We also have the Payne Center, which is an indoor/outdoor recreational facility that consists of an indoor running track, free weight room, indoor swimming pool, rock climbing wall, basketball/volleyball courts, squash/racquetball courts, and outdoor sand volleyball courts. The Payne Center also coordinates intramural sports that are unique and lots of fun! They range from traditional basketball and softball to Mario Kart and battleship! There is something for everyone.