University of Southern Mississippi facts for kids
|Mississippi Normal College (1910–1924)
Mississippi State Teachers College (1924–1940)
Mississippi Southern College (1940–1962)
|Established||March 30, 1910|
|President||Rodney D. Bennett|
|Provost||Steven R. Moser|
|899 (Fall 2017)|
|Students||14,478 (Fall 2017)|
|Campus||Urban, 300 acres (1.2 km2)|
|NCAA Division I – Conference USA|
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a public research university in the United States. Its with its main campus is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Hattiesburg campus is about 70 miles (110 km) north of Gulfport, Mississippi and 105 miles (169 km) northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. It has another campuses at Long Beach. That campus is called Gulf Park. In addition, USM has five more teaching and research sites. USM is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate, master's, specialist, and doctoral degrees.
It is known informally as Southern Miss.
The school was founded on March 30, 1910.
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