University of Southern Mississippi
Wayne County is also in proximity to a number of four-year institutions, including the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg along with the Mississippi State University-Meridian campus and William Carey University.
In 100 years of existence, Southern Miss has grown from a small teachers’ college into a top research university.
USM offers degree programs in five degree-granting colleges – Arts and Letters, Business, Education & Psychology, Health and Science & Technology. In all, Southern Miss offers more than 180 degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates.
For information on USM, visit the school’s website at http://www.usm.edu/.
Mississippi State University-Meridian
Mississippi State University-Meridian is an extended campus of a public, land-grant university whose mission is to provide access and opportunity to students from all sectors of the state’s diverse population and to offer excellent programs of teaching, research and service.
MSU-Meridian offers a range of programs that include business, education, the humanities, social and behavioral sciences.
For details on MSU-Meridian, visit the campus website at http://www.meridian.msstate.edu/.
William Carey University
William Carey University is a private Christian liberal arts college located in Hattiesburg, and is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention and Mississippi Baptist Convention. WCU has two subsidiary campuses in Gulfport and New Orleans, La.
It was founded in 1906 as the Mississippi Woman's College, but changed its name to William Carey College in 1954 when the institution became co-educational. In 2006, the school became William Carey University.
The college offers bachelor's degrees in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, education, psychology, business, religion, music and nursing. The M.B.A., M.Ed., M.S. in psychology and M.S.N. degrees and a specialist degree in elementary education are also offered.
For details on William Carey University, visit the campus website at http://www.wmcarey.edu/.