The University of Southern Mississippi, or USM, is a four-year, public university located primarily in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States. The university was originally established on March 30, 1910, as the Mississippi Normal College and was a college for training teachers. USM now offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study. It is organized into the following academic divisions:
The athletic teams of USM are nicknamed the Golden Eagles. Some of the notable alumni of the university are Jennifer Adcock, Miss Mississippi; Cat Cora, celebrity chef; and Chuck Scarborough, Emmy award-winning anchor at WNBC-TV.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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