USF Sarasota-Manatee Quick Facts

USF Sarasota-Manatee Quick Facts


The University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)provides undergraduate and graduate course work leading to baccalaureate and master's degrees, as well as undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. The campus serves more than 4,500 students annually and offers 43 academic programs and certificates.

The architecturally spectacular USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus is located on U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) about a half-mile north of University Parkway on the border of Sarasota and Manatee Counties near Sarasota Bay, the Crosley Mansion, the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. The 100,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art academic facility houses 24 classrooms, a 190-seat lecture/exhibition hall, seminar and video-conferencing rooms, computer labs, student gathering places, faculty and staff offices, a technology and learning center, and dining facilities. For the convenience of our students in North Port, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Venice and Arcadia areas, the North Port Teaching Center was opened in Fall 2010 and is located at 5920 Pam American Blvd in North Port.

USF Sarasota-Manatee brings the resources of a major public research university to Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The USF System, located in the thriving Tampa Bay area, includes campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota with over 57,000 total students enrolled during the 2012-13 academic year. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching categorizes USF as a very high research university that is also community-engaged.


The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.


The University of South Florida, founded in 1956 in Tampa, established limited course offerings in 1974 at two public high schools in the Sarasota-Manatee area to serve local residents, with particular attention to community college graduates and school teachers. In 1975 USF Sarasota-Manatee and New College, a residential liberal arts program, began sharing the current campus location. As of Fall 2006 USF Sarasota-Manatee has its own campus just north of New College on U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail).

2012-13 Enrollment





Fall 2013 - Summer 2014 - Student Accounting Homepage

On-Campus Courses    
Course Level Florida Resident Non-Resident
0000-4999 (Undergraduate) $185.92 $549.74
5000-Over (Graduate) $417.90 $863.64

Financial Aid

USFSM Financial Aid Page
USF Sarasota-Manatee Scholarships Page
USF Scholarship Search

Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study are available from USF and federal, state, and local sources.  The campus financial aid office located in C107 (Student Services Office off the Rotunda) provides detailed information and assists students personally with the application process.


USFSM Admission Page

Recommended admission factors include the following:

Minimum transfer requirements into the junior year include:

Each graduate program has specific admission requirements and deadlines.  Please be sure to review these for your academic program of interest and submit any additional documentation required.  Additional documentation many include scores on the GRE, GMAT, etc.  See for specific program information.


83% of the 69 resident instructional faculty members have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their fields. USF Sarasota-Manatee professors are also members of one of the USF System's Colleges/Schools based in Tampa. Adjunct faculty members are often retired faculty from prestigious national universities or are carefully selected for their expertise as practicing professionals in the region.

College of Arts & Sciences Faculty
College of Business Faculty
College of Education Faculty
School of Hotel & Restaurant Management Faculty


Please see our ACADEMIC PROGRAMS PAGE for a listing of USFSM degree programs


Admissions: (941)359-4330
Administration: (941)359-4340