University of Southern Mississippi

118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS

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Majors offered at University of Southern Mississippi

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods

Academics at University of Southern Mississippi

ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
17 to 1
Least Selective (98% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Public 4-year institution
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Common careers for University of Southern Mississippi students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Family Nurse Practitioner (NP)98k
Human Resources (HR) Director78k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)69k
Human Resources (HR) Manager69k
Software Developer67k
Operations Manager57k
Administrative Assistant35k
Based on 7,308 student responses
45.7kAvg. Early Career Pay
83.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
57%in High-Meaning careers
11%in STEM careers

Net price of attending University of Southern Mississippi

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Student reviews of University of Southern Mississippi

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Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
Safe campus
Diverse and Inclusive
Fun orientation programs
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Morgan Pierce
Music Production
Movies And Film



Being a student at The University of Southern Mississippi opened doors for my career in entertainment and gave me a well-rounded view of the responsibilities and expectations in the job market. I highly recommend the Media and Entertainment Arts program to anyone looking to break into the entertainment industry.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Entertainment is a competitive market, so you must be a self-starter and always have a willingness to learn.

Inaya Fells
Sewing + 11 others



The groups and activities. People are very friendly.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is very fast phased



Attending the University of Southern Mississippi was a life-changing experience.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Make the most of your academic advisor.

Joy Gilmore
Band + 8 others



My education experience thus far with the University of Southern Mississippi has been very great. The professors that I have had are very helpful and are always available for any questions or concerns you might have. They also offered many ways to study or to be properly prepared for a test or exam. Overall, I would definitely say my educational experience with Usm has been very beneficial.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Personally, I do not have anything I do not like about USM, I love the environment, the professors, and the overall just atmosphere. While attending here I have had the wonderful privilege of meeting lots of new people who have made my experience ten times better and have made campus feel like home.



The university of southern Mississippi college of nursing has the best faculty and staff. Teachers are interactive, approachable, and understanding. They’re willing to help every set of the way and as long as you meet them halfway they’ll try to guide you through with as much support as they can. I love USM and I highly recommend it to any student who is interested in college and especially nursing.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There seems to be a lack of clear communication in general, but this is gonna be a common finding at many universities. The parking here is inadequate and highly expensive. The campus also floods really badly.

Monica Lobo



I loved the amount of diversity that I saw on campus. As a music major, I was almost strictly secluded in one area on campus. However, through extracurricular activities, I was able to meet a variety of people and see all of the amazing things going on around the university. Another thing that I enjoyed was how invested the educators on campus were with their students. The number of resources available to students to help them succeed was mind-boggling at times. At the end of the day, I'm proud to be a Golden Eagle!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

There were a few instances of issues that were not resolved or addressed promptly. Sometimes it takes screaming from the top of your lungs to make your voice heard.

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