The University of South Alabama is a public, four-year institution of higher education, located in the city of Mobile, Alabama, and was founded in 1963 by the Alabama Legislature. The institution moved to its present location in west Mobile in 1964. The mission of this institution is "The University of South Alabama, with a global reach and special focus on the Gulf Coast, strives to make a difference in the lives of those it serves through promoting discovery, health, and learning."
The University of South Alabama offers programs leading to less-than-one-year certificates to doctorate degrees within the following colleges and schools:
- College of Allied Health Professions
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Mitchell College of Business
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Medicine
- Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at USA
- College of Nursing
- School of Computing
- School of Continuing Education and Special Programs
The University of South Alabama offers many online programs in addition to their traditional degrees and other programs.