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Southern Miss is a public graduate school in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 2,589 graduate students. Of the 51 graduate programs offered at University of Southern Mississippi, 20 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at University of Southern Mississippi are Social Work, Business, and Nursing. 49% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
2,589
Part-Time Grad Students
1,279
Research Assistants
699
Teaching Assistants
109
Racial Diversity
  • White
    68.6%
  • African American
    16.7%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    6.8%
  • Hispanic
    3%
  • Asian
    2.1%
  • Multiracial
    1.7%
  • Unknown
    0.7%
  • Native American
    0.3%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Driven
    33%
  • Down-to-earth
    33%
  • Friendly
    17%
  • Organized
    17%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 6 responses
  • Prepared me for the real world
    17%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    67%
  • Very disappointing experience.
    17%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 6 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 6 responses
  • $75K-$100K
    17%
  • <$25K
    83%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 6 responses
  • Did not graduate yet
    100%
67%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 6 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Nightlife
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$34,735
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$791
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$113,200
National
$217,500

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