The University of Southern Queensland opened in 1967, originally as an Institute of Technology. The university has over 26000 enrolments, including around 7500 international students. The 3 campuses of the university are at Toowoomba, Fraser Coast and Springfield. The university awards degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels by on-campus, off-campus or online study. It offers research programs in the fields of rural health, computational engineering and fibre technology and course programs in visual and performing arts.