USF still a top performing public university

Published March 19 2015

TAMPA — The University of South Florida remains one of the state's top-performing public universities, according to a Florida Board of Governors announcement Wednesday.

The board ranked the university second overall in terms of performance -- a title that will become official following a final vote Thursday.

The rank means the university could receive millions more in performance-based funding throughout the next school year, as Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Legislature are working to appropriate hundreds of millions more to top schools this year.

The exact amount USF will receive will be determined at the end of this year's legislative session in May.

Last year, USF also ranked No. 2 and received about $22.2 million following the Legislature's $200 million overall investment that session. The funding made for a new career center at USF Sarasota-Manatee, a revamped one at USF Tampa and new faculty hires at USF St. Petersburg.