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University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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University of Southern Mississippi

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About University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi, known informally as Southern Miss, is a public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 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 (SACS) to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The university is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a "Research University" with "High Research Activity" (designation "RU/H").

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Located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, MS, 39406-0001, Forrest County

University of Southern Mississippi Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#284 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Mississippi

#4 of 59

Best Library science Colleges & Universities in America

#3 of 70

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at University of Southern Mississippi is Business Management followed by Medical, Education, Psychology and Parks & Recreation.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from University of Southern Mississippi within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni