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University of Southern Mississippi


Graduates

  • 78% have a job after 6 months
  • 92% have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

In-state Tuition

$4,342 / year

Out-of-state Tuition

$9,772 / year

Room and Board

$4,420

Application deadline

August 25

Application fee

$N/A




Educational Resources

Libraries

William David McCain Library and Archives, USM Gulf Coast Library, gunter Library-Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,411,011 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 6,839 current serial subscriptions.
  • 4,898,434 microforms.
  • 31,723 Audio/Visual items.
  • 17,717 e-books.

Museums & Art

USM Museum of Art, CW Woods Gallery

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 133 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 40 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 90% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available 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 college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 4,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills

Counseling

minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

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)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 24% of students live in school housing.
  • The school does not provide assistance for off-campus housing.

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 51% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 40% of housing units are Triples.
  • 7% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 1% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 47 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 9% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 49% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 90% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 10% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 248 organizations on campus.
  • 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
  • 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, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Jewish Student Union, Latter Day Saints Student Assoc. Lutheran Student Fellowship, Muslim Student Assoc. Presbyterian Fellowship, Reformed University Fellowship, Southern Christian Student Center, Southern Miss Christian Fellowship, Wesley Foundation, Young Adult Ministry, Chosen Ministries, Exodus Generation Ministry, For Students by Students, Generation 6: 20 Campus Ministries, Christian Ultimate Club
  • 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 Organization, Golden Eagle Intertribal Society, Black Graduate Student Organization, Minority Access in Graduate Education
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) A SHOW OF HANDS, AFRO-AMERICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION, AIR FORCE ROTC CADET BOOSTER CLUB, ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, ALPHA DELTA PI, ALPHA EPSILON DELTA, ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, ALPHA KAPPA PSI, ALPHA LAMBDA DELTA, ALPHA PHI ALPHA, ALPHA PSI OMEGA, ALPHA TAU OMEGA, AMERICAN ADVERTISING FEDERATION, AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, AMERICAN HUMANICS STUDENT ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF BUILDING DESIGNERS, AMERICAN MARKETING ASSOCIATION, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, ANIME CLUB, ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY, ARMY ROTC GOLDEN EAGLE BATTALION, ARNOLD AIR SOCIETY, ASSOCIATION FOR COMPUTING MACHINERY, ASSOCIATION OF BAPTIST STUDENTS, ASSOCIATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS, BADMINTON CLUB, BAPTIST STUDENT UNION, BETA ALPHA PSI, BETA BETA BETA, BETA GAMMA SIGMA, BLACK GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION, BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE LIGHT; CAMPUS COALITION, CAMPUS CRUSADE FOR CHRIST, CATHOLIC STUDENT ASSOCIATION, CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY GRADUATE STUDENT FORUM, CHESS CLUB, CHI OMEGA, CHI TAU EPSILON, CHILD LIFE STUDENT ASSOCIATION, CHINESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION , CHOSEN MINISTRIES OF INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, CHRISTIAN NURSING FELLOWSHIP, CHRISTIAN ULTIMATE CLUB, CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST FELLOWSHIP, CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL, COLLEGE DEMOCRATS, COLLEGE REPUBLICANS, COLLEGE STUDENT PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION, CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATION INSTITUTE, CONVENTION OF AMERICAN INSTRUCTORS OF THE DEAF, COUNSELING ASSOCIATION FOR MASTER'S STUDENTS, CROSSROADS STUDENT MINISTRY, DELTA DELTA DELTA, DELTA GAMMA, DELTA SIGMA PI (ALPHA DELTA OMEGA), DELTA SIGMA THETA, DELTA, TAU DELTA, DIAMOND DARLINGS, DIXIE DARLINGS, EAGLE AMBASSADORS , EAGLE CONNECTION, ENGLISH GRADUATE ORGANIZATION, EPSICOPAL CHURCH (CANTERBURY FELLOWSHIP), ETA SIGMA DELTA, FASHION MERCHANDISING ORGANIZATION, FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES, FILM CLUB , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION, FOR STUDENTS BY STUDENTS, FUTURE BLACK LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION, FUTURE MEDICAL DOCTORS ASSOCIATION, FUTURE OPTOMETRISTS ASSOCIATION, GAMERS ALLIANCE, GAMMA BETA PHI, GAMMA THETA UPSILON, GAY/STRAIGHT ALLIANCE, GEORGE HURST STUDENT CHAPTER OF THE STUDENT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, GENERATION 6: 20 CAMPUS MINISTRY (GLORY PHI GOD), GOAL TENDERS, GOLDEN EAGLE INTERTRIBAL SOCIETY, GOLDEN EAGLE PAINTBALL CLUB , GOLDEN KEY INTERNATIONAL HONOUR SOCIETY, GRADUATE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, GRADUATE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION, GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION, GRADUATE STUDENT FORUM IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE, GREEK SEEKERS, GREEKS ADVOCATING THE MATURE MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOL (GAMMA), GULF COAST, ECOLOGY CLUB, GULF COAST MISSISSIPPI STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION, GULF COAST PSYCHOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION, GULF COAST SOCIAL WORK STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION, GULF COAST STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, HAPKIDO CLUB , HONORS STUDENT ASSOCIATION, HUB CITY INDEPENDENT MEDIA, I. D. E. A. L. WOMEN, INCREASING MINORITY ACCESS IN GRADUATING EDUCATION (IMAGE), INDIAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION, INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS , INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ASSOCIATION, INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL, INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY, INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT, IOTA PHI THETA, JEWISH STUDENT UNION/HILLEL HOUSE, JUNIOR GREEK COUNCIL, KAPPA ALPHA ORDER, KAPPA ALPHA PSI, KAPPA ALPHA THETA, KAPPA DELTA, KAPPA DELTA PI, KAPPA MU EPSILON, KAPPA OMICRON NU, KAPPA SIGMA, KINESIOTHERAPY CLUB, LAMBDA ALPHA, LAMBDA ALPHA EPSILON (CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDENT ORGANIZATION), LAMBDA SIGMA, LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE STUDENT ASSOCIATION, LINUX USER GROUP, LOGOS PHILOSOPHY CLUB, LUTHERAN STDUENT FELLOWSHIP, MARINE AND ESTUARINE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY STUDENT ORGANIZATION, MARTIAL ARTS CLUB, MT/CLS CLUB, MEN OF EXCELLENCE, MEN'S SOCCER CLUB, MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP)
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Printz, bi weekly

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Gulfport, MS (60), Hattiesburg/Laurel (15)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Hattiesburg, MS (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Hattiesburg (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 66% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 9% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,000
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 16 fraternities
  • 12 fraternity houses
  • 10% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 12 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 11% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors

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