Graduate student giving poster presentation at a research conference

Research is at the center of the student and faculty experience in the College of Education. USF is one of only 56 public research universities nationwide classified as a Doctoral University with “Highest Research Activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and our university is proud be among only 3 percent of all post-secondary institutions that attain this distinction.

The College of Education strives to enhance faculty research and scholarly productivity, with a focus on contributing to high impact publication outlets and relevant faculty awards within professional disciplines. Each year, our faculty publish hundreds of scholarly works and publications that showcase our impact in local communities and throughout the world.

Researchers in the College of Education regularly engage in interdisciplinary research with collaborators from across the field of education. To gain hands-on experience, our students have opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on innovative projects that tackle some of the greatest challenges facing the education field. 

College of Education Research by the Numbers

2019-20 Academic Year

  • Total Research Expenditures: $10,919,196 (as of April 2020)
  • Total External Grants Submitted: 54
  • Total Faculty Publications: 341