University of South Florida-Main Campus

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,559
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$10,004
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
3.4%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
49.2%
38,696 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
50,626
72% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
73.7%
3,412 Graduates

About

University of South Florida-Main Campus is a higher education institution located in Hillsborough County, FL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of South Florida-Main Campus were General Health Services (969 degrees awarded), General Psychology (758 degrees), and General Biomedical Sciences (640 degrees).

In 2020, 14,862 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of South Florida-Main Campus. 60% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (7,395 degrees), 2.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2709 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Florida-Main Campus is $4,559, which is $−24,070 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of South Florida-Main Campus is $4,559, which is $−24,070 less than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $10,004.

In 2020, 67% of undergraduate students attending University of South Florida-Main Campus received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,559
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of South Florida-Main Campus was $4,559. The cost of tuition at University of South Florida-Main Campus is $−24,070 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$10,004
2020 Value
2.22%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of South Florida-Main Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $10,004. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of South Florida-Main Campus grew by 2.22%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,878
Room and Board
$1,100
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of South Florida-Main Campus was of $10,878 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,100. The cost of room and board increased by 1.52% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 8.33% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

67%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
31%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

67% of undergraduate students at University of South Florida-Main Campus received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 6.35% with respect to 2019, when 63% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.4%
2018 Default Rate
329
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of South Florida-Main Campus was 3.4%, which represents 329 out of the 9683 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

University of South Florida-Main Campus received 38,696 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.62% annual growth. Out of those 38,696 applicants, 19,054 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 49.2% acceptance rate.

There were 50,626 students enrolled at University of South Florida-Main Campus in 2020, and 74% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of South Florida-Main Campus has an overall enrollment yield of 30.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

49.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
19,054
Accepted Out of 38,696

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of South Florida-Main Campus was 49.2% (19,054 admissions from 38,696 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 47.6%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 4.62%, while admissions grew by 8.15%.

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SAT Scores

74%
Submission Percentage
4,232
Scores Submitted

74% of enrolled first-time students at University of South Florida-Main Campus in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of South Florida-Main Campus has a total enrollment of 50,626 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Florida-Main Campus is 36,469 students and the part-time enrollment is 14,157. This means that 72% of students enrolled at University of South Florida-Main Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of South Florida-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.73% Black or African American, 7.01% Asian, 3.66% Two or More Races, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of South Florida-Main Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.8%), followed by White Male (20%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.5%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.23%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of South Florida-Main Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50,626 students. The full-time enrollment at University of South Florida-Main Campus is 36,469 and the part-time enrollment is 14,157. This means that 72% of students enrolled at University of South Florida-Main Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

92%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of South Florida-Main Campus was 92%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of South Florida-Main Campus had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    24,292
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    10,096
  3. Black or African American
    4,419

The enrolled student population at University of South Florida-Main Campus is 48% White, 19.9% Hispanic or Latino, 8.73% Black or African American, 7.01% Asian, 3.66% Two or More Races, 0.166% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.117% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,934 students (3.82%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 2964 more women than men received degrees from University of South Florida-Main Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of South Florida-Main Campus is white (7,395 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2709 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of South Florida-Main Campus is General Health Services (969 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (758 degrees) and General Biomedical Sciences (640 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of South Florida-Main Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (82 degrees awarded), Biology (1,476 degrees), and Social Sciences (1,287 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Florida-Main Campus are Other managers (565,553 people), Physicians (424,450 people), Software developers (407,276 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (348,763 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (326,362 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Florida-Main Campus are Library Science (82 degrees awarded), Biology (1,476 degrees), Social Sciences (1,287 degrees), Engineering (1,085 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (147 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Florida-Main Campus are Surgeons, Physicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of South Florida-Main Campus are Library Science (82 degrees awarded), Biology (1,476 degrees), Social Sciences (1,287 degrees), Engineering (1,085 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (147 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of South Florida-Main Campus are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (587,180 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (581,429 people), Computer Systems Design (552,358 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (466,508 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (438,715 people).

The most specialized majors at University of South Florida-Main Campus are Library Science (82 degrees awarded), Biology (1,476 degrees), Social Sciences (1,287 degrees), Engineering (1,085 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (147 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of South Florida-Main Campus.
Most Common
  1. 969 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 758 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 640 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of South Florida-Main Campus was General Health Services with 969 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

5,949
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
8,913
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 5,949 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Florida-Main Campus, which is 0.667 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (8,913).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 357 degrees were awarded to men at University of South Florida-Main Campus in General Finance, which is 2.18 times more than the 164 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 704 degrees were awarded to women at University of South Florida-Main Campus in General Health Services, which is 2.66 times more than the 265 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

52%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 52% of students graduating from University of South Florida-Main Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 74% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (91%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of South Florida-Main Campus is Female and Asian (91% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.2% of graduates (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,395 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,709 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,411 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of South Florida-Main Campus is white (7,395 degrees awarded). There were 2.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (2709 degrees).

3.28% of degree recipients (488 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    4,469 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    2,926 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,713 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of South Florida-Main Campus is white female (4,469 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (2,926 degrees).

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Operations

University of South Florida-Main Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $532M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.17M (0.784%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of South Florida-Main Campus had a total salary expenditure of $1.59B. University of South Florida-Main Campus employs 447 Instructors, 411 Professors, and 397 Associate professors. Most academics at University of South Florida-Main Campus are Male Professors (284), Female Instructors(262), and Male Associate professors (213).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Florida-Main Campus are: Business and Financial Operations, with 740 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 715 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 589 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$532M
2020 Endowment
10.8%
growth from 2019

University of South Florida-Main Campus has an endowment valued at about $532M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of South Florida-Main Campus grew 10.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $230M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $189M - Federal
  2. $36.4M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of South Florida-Main Campus received $189M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $36.4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$732M
2020 Salaries
4.69%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of South Florida-Main Campus paid a median of $732M in salaries, which represents 46.2% of their overall expenditure ($1.59B) and a 4.69% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.55% growth from 2018 and a 4.66% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$149M
Instructional Salaries
1,484
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of South Florida-Main Campus paid a total of $149M to 1,484 employees working as instructors, which represents 20.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
447 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
740 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of South Florida-Main Campus were Instructor with 447 employees; Professor with 411 employees; and Professor with 397 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of South Florida-Main Campus were Business and Financial Operations with 740 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 715 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 589 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of South Florida-Main Campus was Male Professor with 284 employees, Female Instructor with 262 employees, and Male Associate professor with 213 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of South Florida-Main Campus.

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