The University of Southern Mississippi is located in the southeast section of the state in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, approximately 100 miles or less from the capital of Jackson, the Gulf Coast, Mobile, and New Orleans.
Hattiesburg serves a regional population of more than 100,000 and is a center for commercial, legal, medical, and recreational activities. Hattiesburg is noted for its extensive medical and educational facilities and resources.
Although the city is moderate in size, it contains two large general hospitals, a free-standing hospital with inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and alcohol/drug units, a community mental health complex, two institutions of higher learning, and a vocational-technical complex that is a branch of a regional community college.
More information about Hattiesburg can be found at the main University site here >