University of South Florida
|President:||Dr. Judy Genshaft|
Established in 1956, the University of South Florida is a high–impact, global research university located in Tampa Bay on Florida’s west coast. It is one of the largest public universities in the nation, and among the top 50 universities, public or private, for federal research expenditures. The university is one of only four Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.3 percent of all universities.
At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. More than 47,000 students are enrolled in the USF System, a system of three separately accredited institutions – USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota– Manatee – with an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The university's main Tampa campus is home to USF Health, including the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Pharmacy, and the Patel College of Global Sustainability. USF offers nearly 250 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialty and doctoral levels. In addition, USF is among the top 10 universities in the world for the number of U.S. Patents issued.