10The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. The Carnegie Foundation also classifies USF as a community engaged university…
 
It is ranked 44th in total research expenditures and 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities by the National Science Foundation. USF serves 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee, and Lakeland. Started in 1964, the College of Engineering comprises six departments – Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, and offers 26 degree programs from BS to PhD. For more information about the USF College of Engineering go to http://www.eng.usf.edu/