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 University of Southern Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS

118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001

General information:(601)266-1000
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Type:4-Year,Public
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Small
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:16,604(13,618 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:17 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $5,096 $5,452 $5,834 -7%
Out-of-state $12,746 $13,408 $13,790 -3%
Books and supplies $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $6,200 $6,634 $6,634 0%
Other $4,314 $4,314 $4,558 -5%
Off Campus
Room and board $8,482 $8,800 $8,800 0%
Other $5,314 $5,314 $5,558 -5%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,314 $5,314 $5,558 -4%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $17,010 $17,800 $18,426 -6%
Off Campus $20,292 $20,966 $21,592 -5%
Off Campus with Family $11,810 $12,166 $12,792 0%
Out-of-state
On Campus $24,660 $25,756 $26,382 -4%
Off Campus $27,942 $28,922 $29,548 -3%
Off Campus with Family $19,460 $20,122 $20,748 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,834
In-state fees $0
Out-of-state tuition $13,790
Out-of-state fees $0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $5,834
In-state fee $0
Out-of-state tuition $13,790
Out-of-state fees $0
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,491 95% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,335 85% $9,835,041 $7,367
Federal grants 850 54% $4,160,046 $4,894
Pell grants 815 52% $3,755,065 $4,607
Other federal grants 513 33% $404,981 $789
State/local government grant or scholarships 514 33% $435,335 $847
Institutional grants or scholarships 915 58% $5,239,660 $5,726
Student loan aid 1,060 67% $7,805,532 $7,364
Federal student loans 1,056 67% $7,667,433 $7,261
Other student loans 22 1% $138,099 $6,277
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 9,713 76% $51,855,951 $5,339
Pell grants 6,284 49% $28,192,116 $4,486
Federal student loans 8,328 65% $64,378,739 $7,730

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price $10,474 $11,145 $11,799
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $10,498 $10,671 $10,951
$30,001 - $48,000 $9,465 $9,927 $11,020
$48,001 - $75,000 $13,391 $12,353 $13,572
$75,001 - $110,000 $12,743 $14,545 $14,618
$110,001 and more $13,785 $13,554 $14,543

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 16,604
Undergraduate enrollment 13,618
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,829
Graduate enrollment 2,986
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,426 2,426 4,000
Percent admitted 63% 65% 62%
Percent admitted who enrolled 65% 26% 28%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) X

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 66 4%
ACT 1661 96%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 473 570
SAT Math 473 590
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 19 26
ACT Math 17 24
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 44 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 5864
Baseball 35-
Basketball 1416
Football 118-
Golf 99
Soccer -29
Softball -21
Tennis 127
Volleyball -16

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1929 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

09/01/1975 Accredited
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) - Clinical training programs at the master's, doctoral, and postgraduate levels

07/31/2004 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/27/1979 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

06/29/1979 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

09/27/1983 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

07/29/1971 - 01/01/2005Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Clinical doctoral program in Audiology

01/01/2005 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

07/29/1971 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

10/03/2003 Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs

Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the certificate, master's, or doctoral degree level

10/12/2012 Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health

Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

06/04/1993 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1985 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Dance, Commission on Accreditation

Dance (DANCE) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1982 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1938 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1984 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

01/01/1954 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession123
Drug law violations15 16
Liquor law violations042
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 011
Drug law violations 034
Liquor law violations 030
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 300
Aggravated assault 023
Burglary 10177
Motor vehicle theft 153
Arson 270
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 001
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 100
Aggravated assault 001
Burglary 093
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 050
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate11%
Number in default433
Number in repayment3,905

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00244100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Interior Architecture18---
Category total18---
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
American/United States Studies/Civilization3---
Category total3---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General9477-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography1070-
Category total104147-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting8114--
Business Administration and Management, General13442--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other7---
Business/Managerial Economics58--
Finance, General36---
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other20---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management11---
Human Resources Development--4-
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General96---
International Business/Trade/Commerce22---
Management Information Systems, General18---
Marketing, Other7---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General71---
Transportation/Mobility Management-1--
Category total508654-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising9---
Journalism40---
Public Relations/Image Management-13--
Radio and Television32---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric27129-
Category total108259-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other--10-
Computer and Information Sciences, General2131--
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician19---
Category total403110-
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education Administration-2--
Art Teacher Education-3--
Business Teacher Education2---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-40--
Curriculum and Instruction-19--
Education, General--3422
Education, Other-3--
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness2---
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-54-0
Educational/Instructional Technology-3--
Elementary Education and Teaching169---
Foreign Language Teacher Education-15--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration--8-
Music Teacher Education21150-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching10691-
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-91-
Secondary Education and Teaching-5--
Special Education and Teaching, General815--
Special Education and Teaching, Other-3--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education8---
Category total3161954422
Engineering Colleges
Polymer/Plastics Engineering-28-
Category total-28-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician81---
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician3---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician6---
Engineering Technology, General-10--
Industrial Technology/Technician113--
Category total10113--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General541114-
Category total541114-
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General21---
Family Systems426--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-161-
Category total63221-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General20---
Category total20---
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer9---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist4017--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist82--
Clinical/Medical Social Work-10--
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other--9-
Dietetics/Dietitian6---
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General13---
Nursing Administration-42--
Nursing Science--2-
Public Health, General3445--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse208---
Category total31811611-
History Colleges
History, General6691-
Category total6691-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies6250-
Forensic Science and Technology183--
Category total8080-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal20---
Category total20---
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science1059-0
Category total1059-0
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General104--
Category total104--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences-1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other89---
Nutrition Sciences-1--
Category total892--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General31---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies181--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management1328--
Category total6229--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy71--
Religion/Religious Studies3---
Category total101--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1713-
Chemistry, Other8---
Geology/Earth Science, General111--
Oceanography, Chemical and Physical2151-
Physics, General35--
Category total41224-
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-0--
Psychology, General1292519-
Category total1292519-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work3652--
Category total3652--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology54--
Development Economics and International Development--5-
Geography253--
International Relations and Affairs4---
Political Science and Government, General249--
Sociology8---
Category total66165-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Dance, General8---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General139--
Fine/Studio Arts, General4---
Music Management28---
Music Performance, General--3-
Music, General819--
Visual and Performing Arts, General28---
Category total89283-
Grand total236174914022