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University of South Florida consolidates its three campuses into one accredited institution

The University of South Florida is officially operating under a single accreditation for the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses.

July 1, 2020University News

University of South Florida: A Preeminent Research University

USF's consolidation plan approved

The University of South Florida achieved a historic milestone today as the Executive Council of our accrediting agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), approved our plan to consolidate our three campuses.

June 12, 2020University News

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Accrediting agency approves University of South Florida consolidation

The University of South Florida’s plan to consolidate its three campuses was granted approved today by the executive council of the regional accrediting agency that oversees higher education in the southern United States.

June 12, 2020University News

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Perspective: Benefits of a Consolidated College of Arts and Sciences at USF

The student success movement at the University of South Florida will be consolidated across three campuses, managed by a team of caring professionals charged to deliver equitable and high-quality programs, practices, policies, and technologies to all undergraduate students.

January 9, 2020University News

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USF’s Business Colleges: Embracing Consolidation’s Opportunities

The shared vision that inspired us: The success of our students inside our classrooms and in the workforce after graduation. We saw that this vision of one university on three campuses provides untold opportunities to expand, improve, and strengthen our commitment to our students, faculty, and outside stakeholders.

December 17, 2019University News

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Perspective: Consolidation Expands the Impact of USF Research and Innovation

Consolidation of the University of South Florida’s three campuses is an extraordinary opportunity to build upon our growth as a leading center of research and innovation and to expand the benefits of our high-impact efforts to all corners of the Tampa Bay Region.

December 4, 2019University News

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Perspective: Student Success in a Consolidated USF

The combined resources, expertise and commitment of three campuses will elevate student performance on key metrics, including first-year retention rates and four- and six-year graduation rates. At the same time, the USF team will maintain parity in persistence and completion rates by race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

November 18, 2019University News

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Perspective: The Benefits of Earning a Degree from a Top Tier National Research University

With consolidation, USF students are provided access to a broader array of rigorous and relevant accredited degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral research, and professional levels on all three campuses.

November 7, 2019University News

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