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A Diverse and Vibrant Public University

Since its founding in 1963, the University of South Alabama has offered a superb, well-rounded educational experience with high academic standards. USA’s fields of concentration are remarkably diverse, encompassing business, the liberal arts, education, engineering, computing, the sciences and health care.

USA’s commitment to student success includes small class sizes and hands-on research opportunities in 100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. The undergraduate honors program for highly motivated and accomplished students includes course work and extracurricular activities throughout the four years of a student's undergraduate career.

In health care, USA provides students with an exceptional medical education through the colleges of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions. At the same time, the USA Health System serves the region with advanced and innovative care through the USA Physicians Group, USA Medical Center, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital and the USA Mitchell Cancer Institute.

USA annually enrolls more than 16,000 students and has awarded 80,000 degrees in its 52-year history. The University’s Mitchell-Moulton Scholarship Initiative, a $25-million matching challenge, is strengthening USA’s commitment to expanding opportunities for current and future students.

The USA Experience

The beautiful, tree-shaded main campus spreads across 1,200 acres. The campus includes state-of-the-art educational facilities as well as a 116,000-square-foot recreation center, indoor and outdoor pools, a nature trail and even a disc golf course.

Seventeen USA Jaguars men’s and women’s teams compete in the Sun Belt Conference. Intramural and club sports allow all students the opportunity to participate at a level that suits their abilities.

USA’s location in Mobile, Alabama, and close proximity to the beaches of the Gulf Shore affords a wide variety of off-campus recreational, arts and cultural opportunities, including a strong local music scene. The historic coastal city has grown and thrived along with the university.

USA has educated:

  • 2,500 physicians, one-third of the area's doctors
  • 18,600 teachers and school administrators, including 85 percent of Mobile's public school teachers
  • 11,500 business and accounting professionals
  • 10,400 nurses
  • 7,100 engineering and computing professionals
  • 5,600 allied health professions

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