The University of Tampa is committed to the development of each student to become a productive and responsible citizen, and its mission is to completely engage students in an educational environment that prepares them for careers, graduate and professional education, and lifelong learning. Methods used to evaluate student success include reviewing course completion and retention rates, national competency and state licensing examination results, graduate school and job placement rates, and program assessment. The University is committed to excellence on every front, dissatisfied with any other outcome than making gains each year, regardless of area.
Students in Action Success stories of current students in their academic and personal pursuits… more » close »

The University of Tampa is made up of a community of achievers, from student researchers working to illuminate multiple sclerosis research to a student athlete succeeding in competitive stand up paddle boarding to a student techy who wants to increase awareness and interest in her peers for the bountiful careers in management information systems. The UT Life webpage is updated weekly with new insights into the academic and personal pursuits of UT’s high-achieving student body. In addition, hear from students in their own words on UT’s YouTube Student Profiles playlist.

Alumni Success The UT Journal is a full-color magazine that connects the University to its alumni… more » close »

The UT Journal is a full-color magazine that connects the University to its alumni, parents and friends. It is published three times a year and contains features, profiles and news about such topics as new developments at the University, alumni achievements, faculty research, athletic success and student activities. In addition, hear from students in their own words on UT’s YouTube Life After UT playlist.

Career Services Outcomes The First Destination Report tracks students’ success in their post-graduate goals… more » close »

UT’s Career Services helps students obtain the knowledge, skills, practical experience and contacts they need to land a great job or get admitted to graduate school. Students’ success in this area is measured in the annual post-graduate survey, the First Destination Report, which tracks students’ reported success in achieving their post-graduate goals.

Measuring Student Learning The University of Tampa works to improve critical thinking and... more » close »

The University of Tampa works to improve critical thinking and problem solving skills of its students, improve communication abilities in writing and public speaking, and attain practical skills in research, quantitative literacy and creative thinking. This is done through science-based research, creative artistic production and high quality internship experiences. The success of these endeavors is reflected in the many honors and accolades earned by the University, as well as the host of accreditations for its many programs and colleges. For a complete listing, visit Rankings and Recognitions and Accreditation.

Student Persistence UT’s holistic approach to retention and persistence means… more » close »

UT’s holistic approach to retention and persistence means that every area works toward supporting students in their academic journey. The Academic Success Center and the Office of the Dean of Students provide curricular and co-curricular services and programs to this end, and the Academic Success Center’s Student Transition and Persistence area provides leadership for student success and persistence efforts.

Academic Department Success The academic success within each of the University’s four colleges is outlined… more » close »

The academic success within each of the University’s four colleges is outlined in several publications, including President Ronald Vaughn’s annual report and the Sykes College of Business Annual Report. In addition, the achievements of the University are regularly shared with the University community and public through news releases posted to the UT website and distributed to local and national media organizations. When a media outlet reports on the University’s success, those news articles or videos are culled on UT’s Media Coverage page.

Additional Information For more information on student achievement, please contact… more » close »

For more information on student achievement, please contact the SACSCOC liaison, Linda Devine, vice president of Operations and Planning, at (813) 253-6203 or ldevine@ut.edu.