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The University of South Florida System includes three institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg, and USF Sarasota-Manatee, each separately accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving more than 47,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $11.5 billion.

USF is comprised of the main campus in Tampa, its College of Marine Science in St. Petersburg, and USF Health. As a global research university dedicated to student success, USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with very high research activity (RU/VU), and as a community engaged campus.

USF is accredited by SACS to award baccalaureate, master's, doctoral, and professional degrees, including the Doctor of Medicine. The university offers more than 230 degree programs at these levels.

USF values cultural and ethnic diversity and access along with an enhanced understanding and appreciation of the global experience. From developing sources of clean energy to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities and leading the way on veterans research and reintegration, USF research and innovation is directed toward creating local, national, and global solutions to society's most difficult problems.

In addition to being an important part of the Tampa Bay economy, USF undertakes ambitious community-engaged research and participates in mutually beneficial partnerships that enhance student access to academic programs, research, and employment opportunities.

And at the heart of the university is a fundamental commitment to student success.