118 College Drive, #5166, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 601-266-5000
About University of Southern Mississippi
  • Year of Foundation 1910
  • Size of Campus 1090 Acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master, Post Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 12,468
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 61% 39% 12%OUS
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $5,452 In state, $13,408 Out of state
  • Room and Board $6,634
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 12,383
The University of Southern Mississippi, informally known as Southern Miss, is a large public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. It is situated 70 miles (110 km) north of Gulfport, Mississippi and 105 miles (169 km) northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. Southern Miss is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.Founded on March 30, 1910, the university is a dual campus institution, with the main campus located in Hattiesburg and the Gulf Coast campus located in Long Beach. Other teaching sites include the Stennis Space Center, Keesler Air Force Base, and the Gulf Coast Research Lab.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of sororities 12
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Assoc. of Baptist Students, Baptist Student Union, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Student Assoc. Church of God in Christ Fellowship, Crossroads, Student Ministry, The Salvation Army Student Fellowship, Episcopal Church
  • Other on-campus organizations 1%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 11%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Afro-American Student Organization, Chinese Student Assoc. , NAACP, National Society fo Black Engineers, Future Black Lawyers Association, Indian Students Association, International Society, International Student Scholar Or
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 16
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Number of frat chapter houses 12
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 16
  • Percent students who are frat members 10%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Lambda Delta, Gamma Beta Phi, Golden Key, National Honor Society, Lambda Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Kappa Pi
  • Setting Urban
  • Distance to nearest train Hattiesburg, MS (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Hattiesburg (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Gulfport, MS (60), Hattiesburg/Laurel (15)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 1%
  • Number of students using college housing 24%
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (51%), men's dorms (29%), sorority housing (8%), fraternity housing (6%), apartments for married students (6%), special housing for disabled students (0%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 51%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 90%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 9%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 7%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 49%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 47
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 40%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 1%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Museums USM Museum of Art, CW Woods Gallery
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 40
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 31,723
  • Number Of Subscriptions 6,839
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Library Facilities 100%
  • Number Of Microforms 4,898,434
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number of e-books 17,717
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all colle
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 1,411,011
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 4,000
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 9%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal
  • Employed Students after 1 year 92%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Cintas Corporation; Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC; Raytheon Company; Sherwin Williams Co; Enterprise; Darden (Oliver Garden, Red Lobster, Smokey Bones); Frito Lay; Bancorp South; New Orleans Marriott; Federated Insurance; Consolidated Electrical Distributors;
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 78%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
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