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University Facts at a Glance


Affiliation:
N/A
President:
Dr. Judy Genshaft (2000-current)
Founded:
1956 in Tampa, Florida
Type:
State University
Enrollment (2013-14) :
47,943 total students: 36,059 undergraduate students, 9,423 graduate students, 621 Doctor of Medicine students, 1,840 non-degree seeking students
Financial Aid :
Available for undergraduate and graduate study
Athletics:
NCAA Division 1 Intercollegiate Athletics programs, member of the Big East Athletic Conference
University Distinctions :
U.S. News & World Report – ranked among the best National Universities, Regional Universities (South), public colleges and universities and “up and coming” universities in the 2014 Best Colleges survey; ranked among the Best Colleges for Veterans (2014); nineteen USF graduate programs are ranked in the top 100 of the Best Graduate Schools (2015). USF is named in Princeton Review’s Best 378 Colleges (2014 Edition) and is ranked among the top 300 of the best colleges and universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2013-2014. USF is a top producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholarship recipients; recognized by Princeton Review as one of the top 75 in The Best Value Colleges 2014; named one of the top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance for 2014; a Military Friendly School®, as named by G.I. Jobs magazine; and in the top tier of research universities, as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities. USF is ranked 15th worldwide for granted U.S. patents among all universities, according to the Intellectual Property Owners Association (2013) and one of only 22 institutions on the 2014 Green Rating Honor Roll list by Princeton Review, a designation given to institutions of higher education that demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.
Majors and Degrees:
Students may choose from 90 undergraduate majors and 151 degree programs at the graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including a doctor of medicine.
Academic Divisions :
South Florida's 13 colleges offer an extensive range of degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Campuses :
The University of South Florida System is a young and emerging system that currently includes three institutions: USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. USF includes the main campus in Tampa, its College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, and USF Health.
Libraries :
In addition to the Tampa library, there are three affiliated regional libraries and two special libraries that are part of the USF system. The Nelson Poynter library is located at the St. Petersburg, FL campus; the Jane Bancroft Cook library is located at the Sarasota-Manatee campus; and USF Lakeland has its own library. USF Health is home to the Shimberg Health Sciences library, and the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute serves the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.
Annual Budget :
$1.5 billion
Employees :
16,488 total employees
Accreditation :
Since 1965, the University of South Florida has been and continues to be accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award degrees in the Baccalaureate, Master, Specialist and Doctoral levels, including the Doctor of Medicine.