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The University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, Eckerd College, the Ringling School of Art & Design, New College, Saint Leo University and a host of higher education institutions fuel the region's economy. USF alone, with top-tier researchers and nearly 47,000 students, places a special emphasis on awarding masters and doctoral degrees that rival those of much older, better-known institutions worldwide.

Higher Education Features

USF Leverages Arts, Sciences To Provide Better Healthcare

In a league with Harvard, Yale, the University of Miami and other big name academic centers, USF Health leads the way in using art to teach future doctors, nurses, physical therapists and public health professionals how to sharpen their visual observation skills to become better healthcare providers.

Fly Tribes Startup Envisions Global Sustainability For Natives

A University of South Florida graduate student originally from Colombia creates a company that aims to help save both indigenous tribes and the environment.

Black, Brown And College Bound: On The Road to Success

Ishmael Lopez and Java Royal, students at Hillsborough Community College, appreciate Latino and black men who serve as male role models so much that both already serve as mentors to pay it forward to the next generation.

Bettering The 'Hood Attracts Future Tampa Leaders

About 65 community-oriented residents are attending the City of Tampa's inaugural Neighborhood University, an innovative 12-week course envisioned by Mayor Bob Buckhorn as a hands-on experience designed to empower neighborhoods and mentor the next generation of leaders.

Creative Genius Blossoms At The Hermitage Artist Retreat

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is the latest visiting artist to stay at The Hermitage Artist Retreat near Englewood, in southern Sarasota County. The Hermitage attracts artists from around the globe to compete for the coveted Greenfield Prize.
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