University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS 39406
University of Southern Mississippi is one of the eight public 4-year colleges in Mississippi. Its campus is medium in size and located in Hattiesburg. The institution offers both undergrad and graduate degree programs.
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 students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their respective studies.
University of Southern Mississippi's in-state tuition for 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.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio17:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||13||7|
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
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|ACT||19 to 26|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program 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).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$342/credit|
|In State Students||$342/credit|
|Out of State Students||$426/credit|
|In District Students||$457/credit|
|In State Students||$457/credit|
|Out of State Students||$569/credit|
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|
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.
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|
|Other Federal Grant||11%||$479|
|State Grant & Scholarships||33%||$2,462|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||73%||$7,749|
|Federal Student Loans||58%||$7,049|
$12,506Average Net Price/year
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|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Mississippi state board of nursing.