The University Of Tampa

The University Of Tampa

The University of Tampa is a private, co-educational university located in Tampa, Florida. It was established in 1931. The college offers more than 100 undergraduate degree programs, along with masters degree programs in diverse fields of study. UT's John H. Sykes College of Business was ranked in the Princeton Review's 'annual best business schools guide' in 2007. UT is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Letters
  • College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education
  • John H. Sykes College of Business

UT enrolls more than 5,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and over 100 countries. Its sports teams are nicknamed the Spartans.

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The University of Tampa
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Tampa , FL 33606-1490
General Phone: (813) 253-3333

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The University of Tampa Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management449business management, accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, MIS, knowledge management, marketing
Liberal Arts139Spanish language, English, creative writing, liberal arts and sciences, international studies, social services, economics, political science, sociology, ...
Media109communication studies, digital communications, public relations and advertising
Science88biology, biochemistry, marine biology, chemistry
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy80sports and fitness management, exercise science, athletic trainer
Nursing and Emergency Medicine78registered nursing, nursing administration
Education and Teaching71elementary school teaching, secondary teaching, teacher ed, music teaching, physical education teaching
Security and Law Enforcement68criminology
Therapy and Counseling61psychology
Computer Science and Engineering25computer and info science, computer graphics
Art Studies22visual and performing arts, art studies
Design19graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art14film studies
Music13music, music performance
Mathematics5mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental studies
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for The University of Tampa in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1,00046
Master's degree2407
Associate's degree13
Post-master's certificate22

The University of Tampa Student Body

In 2007-2008, The University of Tampa had a total enrollment of 5,628 students (5,534 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 38%
Women 62%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 85%
Graduate 15%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 6%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 37%
20-21 30%
22-24 14%
25-29 7%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York11%
(International Students)9%
New Jersey6%
New Hampshire3%
Rhode Island2%
Virgin Islands1%
North Carolina1%

The University of Tampa Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 50 %

The University of Tampa Room and Board (2007)

The University of Tampa offers campus housing for 3,155 of its 5,534 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Tampa, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

The University of Tampa Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500580
SAT Math500590
SAT Writing490580
ACT Verbal2026
ACT Math2025
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT82%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT44%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The University of Tampa Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 21,712
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 21,712
Room and board $ 7,978
Room charge $ 4,260
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,830
Books and supplies $ 988
Other expenses $ 1,311

Financial Aid:
The University of Tampa participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 153800)

The University of Tampa Faculty

The University of Tampa has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year31$82,00910$84,854
Associate professoracademic year38$74,71433$71,204
Assistant professoracademic year62$62,87336$60,328
Instructoracademic year12$51,59810$45,929
Lectureracademic year2*3$50,186
All faculty totalacademic year145$69,07292$64,999

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

The University of Tampa Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Sunshine State Conference
Baseball Sunshine State Conference
Track Sunshine State Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports316899

The University of Tampa Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Knowledge Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Secondary Education and Teaching
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International/Global Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other

Music Performance, General
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing Administration (MSN, MS, PhD)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography

Security And Law Enforcement

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
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checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)
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