University of Southern Mississippi Academic Life


The student-faculty ratio at University of Southern Mississippi is 18:1, and the school has 42.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at University of Southern Mississippi include: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; Psychology, General; Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse; Accounting; and Business Administration and Management, General. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 74.5 percent.

Faculty & Classes

General education/core curriculum required Yes
Coursework required for graduation
Arts/fine arts Sciences (biological or physical)
Humanities History
Mathematics Social science
English (including composition)
Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 18:1
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Full-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution
Part-time faculty gender distribution


Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5%
Psychology, General 5%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 5%
Accounting 3%
Business Administration and Management, General 3%

Academic Programs & Offerings

Degrees offered Certificate, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-master's certificate, Doctorate - research/scholarship
Combined-degree programs 2+2 Program with MS Gulf Coast Community College
Student participation in special academic programs
First-year experiences N/A
Service learning N/A
Senior capstone or culminating academic experience 100%
Writing in the disciplines 100%
Undergraduate research/creative projects N/A
Learning communities 4%
Institution is G.I. Bill certified Yes
Institution participates in Yellow Ribbon Program Yes
Institution is SOC Member Yes
Offers DANTES course(s) for credit No

Graduation & Retention

Average freshman retention rate 75%
4-year graduation rate 27%

* Academic Life details based on 2012 data

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