University of South Florida-Main Campus

Tampa, FL 33620

The University of South Florida (USF) is a public university with the main campus in Tampa. It is one of ten campuses that comprise the Florida State University System. The Tampa location gives students access to the beaches along the Gulf of Mexico and a major city to explore. It was founded in 1956 and is now the fourth-largest university in Florida. For the 2014 school year, the university had over 48,000 students. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers over 80 undergrad degrees and 130 graduate programs.

The University of South Florida – Main Campus offers a wide selection of nursing programs for both undergraduates and graduates. The undergrad programs include BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN programs. The graduate programs include MSN, RN to MSN, DNP, and Ph.D. nursing programs. The accelerated BSN program is intended for students with a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field who have completed the prerequisite courses. All nursing programs offered through the university are accredited by the CCNE and the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs (COA). The university also has approval from the Florida Board of Nursing.

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Large
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Open AdmissionNo
Religious Affiliation -
Level4 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate90%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. BSN
  2. MSN, RN to MSN
  3. DNP, BSN to DNP, PhD
  4. Accelerated BSN
  5. RN to BSN
  6. ADN

Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's degree 507
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Master's degree 317
Nursing Science Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 10
Nursing Practice Doctor's degree - professional practice 17

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from University of South Florida-Main Campus

Pasco-Hernando State College
20.61 miles away
St Petersburg College
21.24 miles away
Dr. Earl Lennard High School
23.04 miles away
Keiser Career College - New Port Richey
23.08 miles away
American Health Institute - Pinellas Campus
27.37 miles away
Rose Training Institute, Inc.
41.81 miles away
Polk State College
42.87 miles away
State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota
44.18 miles away
South Florida State College
64.82 miles away
Lake-Sumter State College
65.28 miles away

Accreditations

Institutional Accreditations
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
01/01/1965 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
ACEN
04/01/1983 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
ACEN
04/01/1975 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
CCNE
09/22/2000 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
CCNE
09/22/2000 - Current
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
COA
06/03/2006 - Current

Admissions

47%

Acceptance Rate
SAT: Critical Reading530 to 620
SAT: Math540 to 630
SAT: Writing510 to 600
ACT Composite24 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

Cost (Net Price)

$11,398

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$7,396
30k to 48k$9,076
48k to 75k$12,446
75k to 110k$16,180
Over 110k$16,713
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Financial Aid & Loan

Students receiving any grant or scholarship aid

69%

Recipients

$6,426

Average Amount


Students Who receive Pell Grants

39%

Recipients

$4,342

Average Amount


Federal Student Loans

45%

Recipients

$8,017

Average Amount

Student Population

31,461

Undergrads

11,400

Graduates

23,376

Women

19,485

Men

72%

Full-time

28%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
49%
Hispanic
18%
Non-resident alien
11%
Black/African American
10%
Asian
7%
Two or more races
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

Relevant scholarships

Florida Nurses Foundation Scholarship and Grant

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Charlotte Liddell Scholarship Fund

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District 3 Scholarship

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District 4 Florida Nurses Scholarship/Research Award

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Eleanor Bindrum Scholarship Fund

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2015-2016 colleges survey) and Florida state board of nursing
University of South Florida-Main Campus
4202 East Fowler Ave
Tampa, FL 33620
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