The University of South Florida System is a young and agile system that includes three institutions, each separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools: USF (located in Tampa); USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 48,000 students, the USF System is ranked 43rd in the nation for research expenditures among all universities, public or private.
The USF System was formed to bring its three institutions together, so that collectively and collaboratively they could serve the region and beyond in optimal ways, resulting in a stronger presence and a distinctiveness that provides an unstoppable competitive differentiation. In addition to being a strong and unified voice for higher education, the USF System seeks to capitalize on synergies and economies of scale among its institutions.
The USF System operates within the USF Board of Trustees governance structure. The USF BOT appoints the USF System President and Chief Executive Officer, who in turn appoints the USF System Provost and the Regional Chancellors of the member institutions.
The USF System is a member of the State University System of Florida, which is overseen by the Florida Board of Governors. As mandated by state statute, each member of the USF System is separately accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
For additional information, View the USF System Factbook.