University of Southern Mississippi Overview
The University of Southern Mississippi, known informally as Southern Miss, is a public research university located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It is situated 70 miles north of Gulfport, Mississippi and 105 miles northeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. 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 from 63 foreign countries, all regions of the United States and every corner of Mississippi.
Characterised by history and tradition, the Hattiesburg campus sits on 300 acres in the middle of the city. More than 180 buildings dot a landscape that has been transformed into a pedestrian-friendly environment for students, employees and visitors. From the rustic, industrial feel of the Power House Restaurant to the ultra-modern Trent Lott Center, the campus has a character and charm all its own in the heart of an urban setting.
Swansea University currently has a University-wide agreement in place with the University of Southern Mississippi.