Mission: The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus is a student-centered, research-focused, community-engaged campus that enhances lives through education and makes a significant economic and cultural impact in the region.


  • Our campus serves the Sarasota-Manatee region through academic programs focused on business, health sciences, risk management and insurance, education, hospitality and other areas of impact.
  • Our students benefit from hundreds of experiential learning opportunities, from internships and research studies to learning with industry partners at offsite biology and hospitality labs.
  • Our graduates have a wealth of networking and career advancement opportunities with over 17,000 USF alumni in the Sarasota-Manatee area.
  • Our 12 Bloomberg Terminals give students access to Bloomberg Professional Services, a powerful resource providing real-time global market data and analytics used by top financial advisors.
  • The USF Health College of Nursing Skills Lab on our campus supports students in the Accelerated Second Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program. 

Student centered, research focused. Community engaged.

The University of South Florida, comprised campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, is a Preeminent State Research University dedicated to empowering students to maximize their potential for lifelong success.

USF’s Sarasota-Manatee campus provides bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a doctoral degree program in education (EdD), access to PhD programs, professional certification and continuing education credit to over 2,000 students. With a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students benefit from a personalized approach to in-person and online learning.

The USF Sarasota-Manatee campus is committed to our region’s long-term success and generates an economic impact of $123.2 million (EMSI Cross College Alliance Study). We take pride in preparing the next generation of knowledgeable, involved citizens who make meaningful contributions to our community. 

Giving the gift of an education opens new doors for our local students. Eighty percent of our students are eligible to receive financial aid, including scholarships funded by generous donors. Brunch on the Bay, the campus’ premier event, has provided scholarships for nearly 1,900 local students. The 27th annual event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan.24, 2021. Visit sarasotamanatee.usf.edu/brunch for sponsorship information. With your continued support, we can transform local students’ dreams into reality.

To see how you can make a difference, visit: sarasotamanatee.usf.edu


University of South Florida
Sarasota-Manatee Campus
8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
(941) 359-4603


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