University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS 39406
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University of Southern Mississippi is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Mississippi. The campus is located in an urban area, in Hattiesburg.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 14,478 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,903 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 1,351 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 71%). Every year 47% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

University of Southern Mississippi's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $8,108, and fees were $110. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,108 and $2,110 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students14,478
Student to Faculty Ratio17:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 31 135
Master's degree 11 33
Post-master's certificate 2 10
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 13 7

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Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
07/01/1929 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
10/03/2003 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
10/12/2012 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
ACT19 to 26
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $40
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$342/credit
In State Students$342/credit
Out of State Students$426/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$457/credit
In State Students$457/credit
Out of State Students$569/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $15,390 $15,390 $19,170
ADN 70 $23,940 $23,940 $29,820
BSN 125 $42,750 $42,750 $53,250
FNP 50 $22,850 $22,850 $28,450
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 95% of University of Southern Mississippi's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,717
Other Federal Grant 11% $479
State Grant & Scholarships 33% $2,462
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 73% $7,749
Federal Student Loans 58% $7,049
Private Loans 4% $8,206


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$12,130
$30,001 to $48,000$11,198
$48,001 to $75,000$14,452
$75,001 to $110,000$15,982
Over $110,000$16,607

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.
University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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