Southern Miss offers prestigious programs, study abroad, nationally recognized research, and support to help students succeed.
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 15,000 students representing 71 foreign countries, all regions of the United States and every corner of 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, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 180 programs through six degree-granting colleges. 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.
Southern Miss students come from every corner of Mississippi, 47 states and 63 countries. Students can find the familiar but also stretch their horizons with new friends and opportunities.
Southern Miss’s Honors College is the sixth-oldest in the United States. Many core classes are available under an honors designation, providing an academic challenge and a smaller and more close-knit learning environment.
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