About USF

A Preeminent Research University located in the heart of Tampa Bay, the University of South Florida is dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success.

Facts and Statistics


The University of South Florida serves more than 50,000 students at its institutions in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee. View the USF System Fact Book or the USF InfoCenter for enrollment statistics, degrees awarded and more.

Points of Pride

Discover the points of pride that distinguish USF among the nation's top universities.


The USF System has an annual operating budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. Learn more about the USF System budget and the university's budgeting process.

Strategic Initiatives

The USF System Strategic Plan articulates the vision, values and goals of the university. Learn about our new five-year plan that will establish USF as a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success.


The University of South Florida, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee are separately accredited within the USF System by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about SACS accreditation.