Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi opened its doors as a small teachers’ college. Today, the University has grown into a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven institution with a proud history and an eye on the future.
With a diverse student body of approximately 14,500 students representing 72 countries, all 50 states and every county in Mississippi, we celebrate diversity in every sense of the word.
Not only is Southern Miss a haven for the arts, but the University maintains a tradition of success in both academics and athletics. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and Online at Southern Miss.
An experience that lasts a lifetime
- Students at Southern Miss are afforded international experience through study-abroad programs in approximately 20 countries, such as Japan, Spain, France and the United Kingdom.
- The University is home to the sixth-oldest acceptance-based Honors College in the nation along with nationally recognized programs in the arts, polymer science and business.