SOUTHERN MISS - ONE OF NATION'S MOST POPULAR UNIVERSITIES
The University of Southern Mississippi outranks all other state universities in popularity, according to a recent analysis conducted by U.S. News & World Report. The report notes that of the best indicators of a school's popularity among students is the school's yield -- the percentage of applicants accepted by a college who end up enrolling at that institution in the fall. The figures represented in the rankings are from the fall 2010 entering class and show the students that were accepted, the students that enrolled, and the admit yield. LEARN MORE
NEARLY EVERY US METRO AREA IS POORER THAN IN 2000
The opening decade of the 21st century was the first census decade on record in which real median household income declined, a Brookings Institution analysis reveals. "Nearly all (91) of the 100 largest metro areas ended the decade with lower median incomes than in 2000," Brookings reported in a compilation of the five most important findings to emerge from its State of Metropolitan America analyses over the past year. Among the results are these:
Sun Belt areas on the front lines of the housing market collapse (Orlando, Las Vegas, Riverside), manufacturing metros (Indianapolis, Cleveland), and many parts of the Southeast (Birmingham, Nashville) ranked among the places experiencing large poverty increases. LEARN MORE
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - ANNUAL SPRING TAILGATE!
The Student Economic Development Association has reserved the Right Field Roost at Pete
Taylor Park for the Southern Miss vs. Memphis baseball game on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. for the annual spring tailgate. We will be inviting program alumni and friends to join us at the tailgate. More details coming soon.