USF System Facts
Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida is a multi-campus system and is one of the nation's top public research universities and one of only 40 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community-engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University of South Florida System is comprised of three separately accredited institutions, USF, USF St. Petersburg, and USF Sarasota-Manatee. USF includes the main campus in Tampa, its College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, USF Health, and is the doctoral granting, research-intensive member of the USF System. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has a $1.6 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion and was awarded a record $413.6 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2013. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.