University Of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg

Hattiesburg, MS

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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,202
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Yellow Ribbon

The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi is a 4-year, public university located in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, MS. Students at The University of Southern Mississippi can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, & certificate degree programs.

The University of Southern Mississippi Military & Veteran Support Programs

The University of Southern Mississippi offers the following veteran and military support programs: 

Is The University of Southern Mississippi a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, The University of Southern Mississippi is a GI Bill approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is The University of Southern Mississippi a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes,The University of Southern Mississippi is a Yellow Ribbon school. We are a yellow Ribbon School. However, our tuition costs are so low until Yellow Ribbon is not necessary. 

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does The University of Southern Mississippi offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, The University of Southern Mississippi offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does The University of Southern Mississippi offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, The University of Southern Mississippi offers a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. The reduced number is $366.00 per credit hour. 

What are The University of Southern Mississippi’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

The University of Southern Mississippi’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs.  

For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

What are The University of Southern Mississippi’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs.  

For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here

Does The University of Southern Mississippi offer online degree programs?

Yes, The University of Southern Mississippi offers online degree programs. 

Is The University of Southern Mississippi approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, The University of Southern Mississippi is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does The University of Southern Mississippi offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, The University of Southern Mississippi has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is The University of Southern Mississippi a military friendly school?

The University of Southern Mississippi is considered military friendly. They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a Mississippi, Yellow Ribbon School. In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for the military.

Is University of Southern Mississippi a MyCAA school?

Yes, The University of Southern Mississippi is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg

Southern Miss has a diverse student body of approximately 17,000 students from 56 different countries, all 50 states and every corner of Mississippi. We offer undergraduate and graduate degree programs in six degree-granting colleges with more than 180 degree programs.

A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to six teaching and research sites in Mississippi. Characterized by history and tradition, the Hattiesburg campus sits on 300 acres in the heart of the Pine Belt.

More than 180 buildings dot a landscape that has been transformed into a pedestrian-friendly environment for students, employees and visitors.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 8,218
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 8,218
  • Yellow Ribbon Coverage
    N/A
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $ 0
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,202
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    YES
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    YES
Financial Support
  • Comply with The Veterans's Choice Act
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    YES
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $8,218
    In State
    $10,218
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $6,980
    In State
    $15,550
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit
    $366
    In State
    $366
    Out of State
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Undergraduate
    $366
    Campus
    $0
    Online
  • Cost-Per-Credit Hour - Graduate
    $454
    Campus
    $0
    Online
  • Textbooks
    $1,200
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 200
Student Population
  • Student Count
    11,658
    Undergraduate
    2,787
    Graduate
    812
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    36.8%
    Population
  • Female
    63.2%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    508
    SAT Math
    505
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    22
    ACT
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