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A Diverse and Vibrant Public University

The University of South Alabama is a comprehensive, global research and teaching university that provides students a quality education in 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 nearly 100 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. Students enjoy an outstanding campus experience, with state-of-the-art facilities, a 116,000-square-foot recreation center and more than 200 student clubs and organizations. The USA Jaguars field 17 Division I athletic teams that compete in the Sun Belt Conference.

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.

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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