About the USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus

USF Sarasota-Manatee Campus Mission

Mission Statement

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

Why this mission?

  • The USF Sarasota‐Manatee campus' primary focus is to provide a quality curriculum and instruction at an affordable cost, which addresses the specific higher education needs of the residents in the region.
  • The USF Sarasota‐Manatee campus offers a flexible mix of online and classroom instruction at times that are convenient to the large commuter student population.
  • The USF Sarasota‐Manatee campus offers additional certificate programs and internships that meet the unique needs of employers and employees in the region.
  • The USF Sarasota‐Manatee campus partners with local businesses, non‐profits, and educational institutions to ensure that the educational programs provide qualified employment
    candidates to address current and future community needs.
  • The USF Sarasota‐Manatee campus' size supports a personalized learning experience built on small class sizes, individual attention, campus experiences, and opportunities for
    community engagement.

Vision Statement

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

Why this vision?

THe campus will grow enrollment and reputation by offering the highest quality advanced education programs for the region. This high quality will be reflected in our students’ successes by attracting and retaining highly qualified faculty, and expanding research impact. The USF Sarasota‐Manatee campus' community engagement commitment will be recognized for its significant impact on the quality of life in the region.

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