University of South Florida-St Petersburg
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-9807


Type 4 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 4,702
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 19:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 580 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

University of South Florida-St Petersburg is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 4,233 applications and only 1,510 students were granted admission. University of South Florida-St Petersburg is at the #34 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 50% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 50% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1050 to 1240
ACT24 to 27

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

University of South Florida-St Petersburg charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $14,601 and in-state students paid $4,206.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $12,440
In State Tuition
National Average = $6,695
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $17,196
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 84% of University of South Florida-St Petersburg's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 45% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,624 (which is 4.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at University of South Florida-St Petersburg in 2016-2017, was 291, which is 50% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $8,321 (which is 56.9% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,432
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,302
Financial aid
National Average = 85%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, University of South Florida-St Petersburg has enrolled a total of 4,702 students (2,878 students full-time and 1,824 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 4,702 students, 599 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 37% men and 63% women and 4,100 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 602 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 622 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 66%

Hispanic: 16%

Black/African American: 8%

Two or more races: 4%

Asian: 4%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at University of South Florida-St Petersburg.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 26% 339
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 17% 220
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 9% 120
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 8% 107 0
Natural Resources And Conservation 5% 66
Health Professions And Related Programs 5% 58
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 32
Psychology 1% 15
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 1% 14 0
Social Sciences 1% 8

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 46%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of University of South Florida-St Petersburg full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $32,738

The typical median income of University of South Florida-St Petersburg graduates 6 years after enrollment is $30,500. Last year, out of the total 225,948 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 185,277 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 104,447 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 89,824 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $30,500 $48,400
Employment Rate 82% 86%
Total Graduates 225,948 104,447

Campus Location

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St Petersburg College
10.9 mile away
New College of Florida
26.5 mile away
Polk State College
59.3 mile away
Valencia College
88.1 mile away