Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled as USF Sarasota-Manatee home campus students in nearly 40 degree programs and certificates that emphasize critical thinking outcomes. The USF Sarasota-Manatee 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, architecturally spectacular state-of-the-art academic facility houses 17 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 among others distinctive for the college programs.  Visit our website at


The University of South Florida Sarasota‐Manatee provides high quality bachelor’s and graduate‐level education and scholarly activity in a personalized learning community that prepares successful leaders and responsible citizens.


As a valued member of the USF System, the University of South Florida Sarasota‐Manatee will be nationally recognized as a student‐centered, research focused, community‐engaged university with significant economic and cultural impact to the region.


The University of South Florida Sarasota‐Manatee embraces the values of higher education:

  • Academic excellence
  • Freedom of inquiry
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Shared governance
  • Accountability
  • Student‐centeredness

Strategic Goals

Student Success: Ensure student retention, timely completion, employment success; and student satisfaction.

Campus Life: Foster a rich culture of campus engagement.

Intentional Enrollment Management: Strategically recruit and retain students by growing existing programs and creating new programs of strategic emphasis or demonstrated demand.

Teaching and Learning: Explore and implement innovative technologies and pedagogical methods that increase student engagement in the learning process and improve student learning outcomes.

Scholarly Activity: Recognize and support diverse faculty and student research activities.

Community Engagement: Build and be known for a community engagement identity in partnership with organizations throughout the service area.

Resources: Preserve, grow, and diversify the human, physical, financial, private, and other resources, aligning them to support the strategic goals.