The University of Southern Mississippi is a public educational institute founded on March 30, 1910, and it is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The university is a part of the higher education and university industries in the United States, employing 2495 people.
The university is accredited by several organizations, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET, Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET, and the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education, among others.
The University of Southern Mississippi is affiliated with various associations and organizations, such as the National Collegiate Athletic Association, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning.
The university owns several facilities and venues, including the WUSM-FM radio station, M. M. Roberts Stadium, Reed Green Coliseum, Pete Taylor Park, and McCain Library and Archives. Additionally, the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory is a subsidiary of the University of Southern Mississippi.