The University of South Florida is a public research university in Tampa, Florida; with other campuses in St. Petersburg and Sarasota. It is one of 12 members of the State University System of Florida. USF is home to 14 colleges, offering more than 200 undergraduate majors as well as graduate, specialist, and doctoral-level degree programs. USF is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity" and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. USF is designated by the Florida Board of Governors as one of three Preeminent State Research Universities.
Founded in 1956, USF is the fourth largest university in Florida and 11th largest public university in the United States by enrollment, with 50,830 students from over 145 countries, all 50 states, four of the five U.S. Territories, and the District of Columbia as of the 2020–2021 academic year.
In 2021, the university reported an annual budget of $2.15 billion and an annual economic impact of over $6 billion.