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The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and premier research university that is a haven for the arts with a tradition of success in academics and athletics. We have a diverse student body of almost 15,000 students from 56 countries, all 50 states and across Mississippi. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in six degree granting colleges with more than 180 degree programs. We are nationally recognized in the arts, polymer science, caring support to Military Veterans, teaching and business education programs. As a dual-campus university, we proudly serve our remarkable Students on campus sites located in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, Mississippi. Our Motto is “Southern Miss to the Top!” signifying our determination to achieve greatness in our Students, Faculty and Staff.

Military Friendly Rating

We rate how Military Friendly an organization is within 6 different categories. Learn more about our methodology.

The rating below reflect the extent to which each organization exceeds the benchmark standards for Military Friendly.

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

90.7

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

90.7

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

97.43

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

90.32

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

26

Military Friendly
Standard

100%

100%
Exceeds Standard

69.28

Why you should attend?

We respectfully honor the Service of our Military and their Families where we place their needs at the forefront. The University of Southern Mississippi is a Military Order of the Purple Heart academic institution located near Air Force, Navy and Army National Guard installations. We are partner with the Marine Corps Leadership-Scholar Program and established a Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program on our Coast Campus to accommodate student interests in all our Military Services. We are surrounded by a caring military community focused on providing all measures of support to Military Students, in particular, Student-Veterans. We establish a full-service Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families where they can find support while pursuing their educational goals. We are truly a "Military Caring" university.

Top Degrees

Accounting
Business Administration & Management, General
Communications, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Hospitality Administration/Management
Industrial & Organizational Psychology
Nursing Practice / Registered Nurse
Secondary Education & Teaching
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A program that prepares individuals to practice the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions. Includes instruction in accounting principles and theory, financial accounting, managerial accounting, cost accounting, budget control, tax accounting, legal aspects of accounting, auditing, reporting procedures, statement analysis, planning and consulting, business information systems, accounting research methods, professional standards and ethics, and applications to specific for-profit, public, and non-profit organizations.

Tuition & Institution Information

Undergraduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $8,514 $10,514
Fees $266 $266
Room $7,136 $7,136
Board $4,100 $4,100
Books $1,500 $1,500
Other Expenses $2,700 $2,700
Totals $24,216 $26,216
Graduate
In State Out of State
Tuition $8,841 $10,841
Fees $266 $266
Room $7,136 $7,136
Board $4,100 $4,100
Books $1,500 $1,500
Other Expenses $2,700 $2,700
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