Case Study: University of South Florida

The international enrollment and economic impacts of the INTO University of Florida partnership have been extraordinary.

Sitting at the heart of the University of South Florida’s mission is a commitment to the comprehensive internationalization of the student experience — both domestic and international. As part of this commitment, the university partnered with INTO University Partnerships in 2010.

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Bar chart showing annual University of South Florida fall international student enrollment profile, with immense growth commencing at launch of INTO USF partnership in 2009-10. Broken down into non-degree and exchange, undergraduate, graduate, and INTO USF Pathway students.
Infographic showing 255% growth in international students at University of South Florida since 2009, outpacing average US university growth by factor of 3.4. 145 nationalities on USF campus.

International enrollment

Since 2009, USF has seen a 255% increase in international student enrollments.  Growth in international enrollments at USF occurred at 3.4 times the US average.

Economic impact

USF students represent more than 140 countries and territories around the world. During the 2019 financial year, the INTO USF joint venture generated revenue in excess of $23 million.

Infographic showing 1050% revenue growth for INTO University of South Florida joint venture, starting at $2.0 million revenue in FY 2009 and ending with $23.0 million revenue in FY 2019.
Infographic showing INTO University of South Florida student performance, with 92% of students eligible to progress to USF degree programs after Pathway, and 95% of those eligible enrolling.

Student success

International students report 96% overall satisfaction with their experience at INTO USF. In 2019-20, 92% of all completed Pathway students were eligible to progress at USF, 95% of whom enrolled.