About University of South Florida, St. Petersburg
The University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP), commonly known as USF St. Pete, is a separately accredited institution in the University of South Florida System, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida by the Tampa Bay waterfront. As part of a multi-institutional system, USF St. Petersburg retains a separate identity and mission while contributing to and benefiting from the associations, cooperation, and shared resources of the USF System. Opened in 1965 as a satellite campus of the University of South Florida, USFSP gained accreditation as a separate entity in 2006. USF St. Petersburg is the only public university in Pinellas County and the only public university offering bachelors and graduate degree programs in the area. USF St. Petersburg enrolled nearly 5,000 students during the fall 2018 semester. Students across the USF System enroll at USF St. Petersburg, creating a typical semester student population of more than 6,000.USF St. Petersburg has three colleges that offer both bachelor's and master's degrees. The three colleges are the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business, and the College of Education.The College of Business and the Program of Account...ancy are both accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Less than one-third of U.S. business school programs, fewer than 15 percent of business school programs worldwide meet the rigorous standards for AACSB accreditation. Only 180 institutions worldwide are separately accredited in accounting.The University of South Florida St. Petersburg has an active campus life. The majority of activities involving students are officially the responsibility of the Division of Student Affairs.