University of South Florida

Educational Excellence:


The University of South Florida educates 48,000 students annually on three campuses, attracting students from 100 nations.

  • Record research grants in 2014 of more than $428 million
  • Ranked 15th  university worldwide in generating new U.S. patents

USF-LOGOThe University of South Florida, is a member institution of the State University System of Florida, one of the state’s three flagship universities for public research. Founded in 1956, USF ranks 43rd in the nation among both public and private universities in research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. USF also ranks 15th among universities worldwide in generating new U.S. patents and is a national leader in generating income from technology transfer licensing. With more than 48,000 students on the three campuses of the USF System, the university has a growing international profile and attracts students from more than 100 nations. USF set a new institutional record in research grants and contracts in 2014 with more than $428 million. USF employs more than 16,000 people on the Tampa campus.