The University of South Alabama (USA) is a top public doctoral-level university located in the U.S. state of Alabama, offering a wide range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in all schools and colleges of the University. It has been ranked by Forbes magazine in its Top 15 Patent-Revenue-Generating Universities of the Nation.

The university has the following Colleges and Schools:
- College of Allied Health Professions
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Medicine
- College of Nursing
- Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy at USA
- Mitchell College of Business
- School of Computer and Information Sciences
- School of Continuing Education and Special Programs

The University of South Alabama is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. In addition it has programs accredited by the following organizations: ABET; AACSB; Committee on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; American Medical Association Council on Medical Education; American Occupational Therapy Association; American Physical Therapy Association; American Speech Language and Hearing Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Computer Sciences Accreditation Commission; Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology; National Accreditation Association for the Clinical Laboratory Sciences; National Association of Schools of Music; National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.


- Placed in Tier 1 and ranked 47th among Master's Universities in the South (US News & World Report 2010).

- Ranked 51st out of the 120 Southern colleges and universities granting master’s degrees, according to the 2009 edition of USNWR “America’s Best Colleges”, moving up from 53rd in 2008.

- 52nd in the US News Ranking of Best Occupational Therapy Schools (2009).

- 49th for Graduate Physician Assistant Programs (USNWR 2008).

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek