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University of Southern Mississippi

Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Founded: 1910

ORAU Member since: 1992

Member Councilor: Gordon C. Cannon

Enrollment: 14,552 (fall 2016)

Mission Statement:

The University of Southern Mississippi is a community of engaged citizens, operating as a public, student-centered, doctoral-granting research university serving Mississippi, the nation, and the world. The University is dedicated to scholarship and learning, integrating students at all levels in the creation and application of knowledge through excellence in teaching, research, creative activities, outreach, and service.  The University nurtures student success by providing distinctive and competitive educational programs embedded in a welcoming environment, preparing a diverse student population to embark on meaningful life endeavors.

Website: University of Southern Mississippi

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