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University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

According to its mission statement, "The University of Southern Mississippi is a community of engaged citizens, operating as a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting research university serving Mississippi, the nation, and the world. The University is dedicated to scholarship and learning, integrating students at all levels in the creation and application of knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, creative activities, outreach, and service. The University nurtures student success by providing distinctive and competitive educational programs embedded in a welcoming environment, preparing a diverse student population to embark on meaningful life endeavors." [Source]

Website: http://www.usm.edu/

B

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10,693
Undergraduate
Enrollment
32%
4-Year
Graduation Rate
$9,204
In-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)
$11,204
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees
(annually)

16:1
Student to Faculty Ratio
7.6%
Student Loan Default Rate
General Education Requirements

Composition

YES

Literature

YES

Foreign Language

NO

U.S. Government/History

NO

Economics

NO

Mathematics

YES

Science

YES


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Curriculum last evaluated: 7/15/2022

2021-22 enrollment and tuition data, and four-year graduation rates for first-time, full-time freshmen who enrolled in Fall 2012, are derived from the National Center for Education Statistics’ College Navigator.