The next list compares two colleges briefly in important perspectives. You can compare two colleges with comprehensive information on the full comparison page.
  • Both are Public, 4 or more years schools.
  • ODU has more expensive tuition & fees ($30,960) than University of Southern Mississippi ($10,896).
  • It is harder to admit to ODU than University of Southern Mississippi.
  • University of Southern Mississippi has higher submitted ACT score (21) than ODU (21).
  • ODU has more students with 24,176 students while University of Southern Mississippi has 14,509 students.
  • ODU has more full-time faculties with 851 faculties while University of Southern Mississippi has 645 full-time faculties.
The following table compares the two rival schools - Old Dominion University and University of Southern Mississippi.
Which school is more in your mind and would you like to go to?
ODUUniversity of Southern Mississippi
ODUvs.University of Southern Mississippi
Norfolk, VirginiaLocationHattiesburg, Mississippi
Public, 4 or more yearsSchool TypePublic, 4 or more years
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practiceHighest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship
Research University (high research activity)Carnegie ClassificationResearch University (high research activity)
In-State$10,800
Out-Of-State$30,960
Tuition & Fees
In-State$8,896
Out-Of-State$10,896
59% ($7,488)% Receiving Financial Aid (Avg. amount)77% ($7,458)
$7,488Average Amount of Financial Aid$7,458
85.72 %Acceptance Rates98.43 %
30.71 %Yield (Enrollment Rates)30.34 %
1,080SAT Score-
21ACT Score23
53 %Graduation Rate49 %
26 %Transfer-out Rate-
79 %Retention Rate72 %
24,176Student Population14,509
851Number of Faculties645
17 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio17 to 1
Distance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher CertificationSpecial Learning OpportunitiesDistance Learning (Online Classes), ROTC, Study Abroad, Weekend/Evening College, Teacher Certification
Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement servicesOn Campus Student ServicesRemedial Service, Academic/career counseling service, Employment services, Placement services

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