Founded in 1967, University of Southern Queensland is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the rural setting of the large town of Toowoomba (population range: 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Queensland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following locations: Hervey Bay, Springfield Lakes, Brisbane. Officially accredited/recognized by the Department of Education and Training, Australia, University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a small (enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. University of Southern Queensland (USQ) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. USQ also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.