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USM Defies National Trends, Reaches Highest Enrollment in Six Years

The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) announced enrollment numbers for the Fall 2020 semester, with a total enrollment at its highest level since 2014 and incoming freshman posting the highest-ever GPA and average ACT scores in USM history.

Rodney D. Bennett, University president, and Stace Mercier, executive director of the USM Foundation, unveil Oseola McCarty Statue


USM Foundation Honors Oseola McCarty's Life and Legacy

The University of Southern Mississippi Foundation is honoring the life and legacy of Oseola McCarty. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of McCarty’s unexpected planned gift to USM, a virtual celebration features interviews with special guests and the unveiling of a timeless addition to the Hattiesburg campus. Viewers learn stories of her life and the impact of her incredible generosity.