More than a decade ago, USF identified student success as its number one strategic goal. Through the years, USF achieved national recognition for its accomplishments in student success, including raising the six-year graduation rate significantly to 75 percent and eliminating the achievement gap by race, ethnicity and income.

These achievements were accelerated by:

  • the consolidation of all student support units into a single administrative unit
  • the effective application of predictive analytics
  • the development of a case management model
  • the creation of a uniquely collaborative and caring culture.

The graphs below map the success of the Tampa campus through the 2019-20 academic year, reflecting its established history with this unique transformative student success model.

On July 1, 2020, the three campuses of the University of South Florida System were consolidated and the student success model was introduced to both the St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee campuses.  Future graphs will represent the consolidated university and the adoption of similar models on the other campuses.


FTIC Retention Rate

line graph for FTIC retention rate 2019-20

Six-Year Graduation Rate

line graph showing 6 year graduation rate 2019-20

Four-Year Graduation Rate

line graph of four year graduation rate 2019-20

By Race & Ethnicity

FTIC Retention Rate

line graph for retention rate by ethnicity & race

Six-Year Graduation Rate

bar chart for 6 year graduation rate by ethnicity 2019-20


By Pell Recipients

FTIC Retention Rate

line graph of retention by pell recipients vs. non-pell

Six-Year Graduation Rate

bar graph for six year graduation rate by pell vs. non-pell recipients 2019-20