The University of South Florida is an integral part of the Tampa Bay Economy.
USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelor, 97 master, two ed specialist, 36 research doctoral, and four professional doctoral programs. USF serves more than 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research activities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. USF offers superb academics, world-class interdisciplinary research, distinguished faculty, a diverse student body, Big East Conference athletics and year-round sunshine. It’s no wonder students come here from every state, every U.S. territory and 157 countries around the world. Students from USF are recruited by Tampa Bay employers and it contributes to the growth of the local economy
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