University of Southern Mississippi Tuition & Cost Guide

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Cost to Attend

In State


Mississippi Residents

  • Tuition: $7,224
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $110
  • Room and Board: $8,850

Out of State


Non Residents

  • Tuition: $16,094
  • Books and Supplies: $1,200
  • Other Fees: $110
  • Room and Board: $8,850

*All tuition data is sourced from the 2015/2016 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Annual Prices

Residents of Mississippi pay an annual total price of $20,954 to attend University of Southern Mississippi on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $7,224 for tuition, $8,850 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $110 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $29,824 which is 42.3% higher than Mississippi residents. The tuition charge is $16,094 while room and board is $8,850, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $110.

Financial Aid and Student Loans - What does it really cost to attend?

The average reported annual net price for University of Southern Mississippi for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,171 in 2014/2015.

Aid Amount Percent Receiving Aid
Average Annual Total Grant Aid $8,701 93%
Average Pell Grant $4,674 51%
Average Annual Federal Student Loan $6,839 67%

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to University of Southern Mississippi, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $47,196. The loan balance of $47,196 is a four year multiple of the $11,799 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $493 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.7%.

Example Loan $47,196
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.7%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $492.78
Total Interest Paid $11,937.61
Sum of All Loan Payments $59,133.61

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current published cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of Southern Mississippi to be $83,816 - assuming graduation in normal time. Our estimation assumes a 6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Mississippi Residents $20,954 $22,202 $23,525 $24,926
Non Residents $29,824 $31,600 $33,483 $35,477

Per Credit Hour and Per Class Prices

We estimate the cost for a class at University of Southern Mississippi as follows based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at University of Southern Mississippi versus other colleges.

Cost Per Credit Hour Cost Per Class (3 credit hr) Cost Per Class (4 credit hr)
Mississippi Residents $301 $903 $1,204
Out of State Residents $671 $2,013 $2,684

Historical Tuition Prices

The cost to attend college is continually rising. The table below will provide perspective as to the historical tuition increases reported for University of Southern Mississippi and what it has cost to attend in past years.

Mississippi Resident Out of State Annual Percent Change
2010 $5,498 $13,148 7.9%
2009 $5,096 $12,746 3.7%
2008 $4,914 $11,692 7%
2007 $4,594 $10,622 6.5%
2006 $4,312 $9,742 5%
2005 $4,106 $9,276 6%
2004 $3,874 $8,752 2.4%
2003 $3,782 $8,660 10.7%
2002 $3,416 $7,932 15%
2001 $2,970 $6,898 3.1%
2000 $2,881 $6,492 0.4%
1999 $2,870 $5,972 10.8%
1998 $2,590 $5,410 2.9%
1997 $2,518 $5,338 2%
1996 $2,468 $5,288 1.1%
1995 $2,440 $4,900 2%
1994 $2,392 $4,852 0%
1993 $2,392 $4,352 13.5%
1992 $2,108 $3,570 8.9%
1991 $1,936 $3,118 5.6%
1990 $1,834 $3,016 8.9%
1989 $1,684 $2,866 0%
1988 $1,684 $2,864 5.2%
1987 $1,600 $2,682 0%

Tuition Payments

Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176372 IPEDS survey data for University of Southern Mississippi.

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