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The University of Southern Mississippi
Former names
Mississippi Normal College (1910–1924)
Mississippi State Teachers College (1924–1940)
Mississippi Southern College (1940–1962)
Type Public University
Established March 30, 1910 (1910-03-30)
Academic affiliation
  • APLU
  • SURA
  • ORAU
Endowment $116.8 Million
President Rodney D. Bennett
Provost Steven R. Moser
Academic staff
899 (Fall 2017)
Students 14,478 (Fall 2017)
Location , ,

31°19′47″N 89°20′02″W / 31.329638°N 89.333847°W / 31.329638; -89.333847Coordinates: 31°19′47″N 89°20′02″W / 31.329638°N 89.333847°W / 31.329638; -89.333847
Campus Urban, 300 acres (1.2 km2)
Colors Black, gold
Nickname Golden Eagles
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division IConference 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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