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James F. McCoy, Jr.


South University’s Tampa campus opened in June 2006 and is the institution’s second campus in Florida. The campus provides students with the opportunity to learn in a modern facility with a vibrant student body that thrives on the nurturing atmosphere fostered by faculty and staff.

South University is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Degrees and Programs

    College of Arts & Sciences
  • Criminal Justice (BS)
  • Criminal Justice (MS)
    College of Business
  • Business Administration (BBA)
  • Healthcare Management (BS)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Business Administration (MBA)
  • Healthcare Administration (MBA)
  • Human Resources Management (MS)
  • Information Systems (MS)
    College of Health Professions
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant (AS)
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)
  • Psychology (BA)
  • Physician Assistant (MS)
    College of Nursing and Public Health
  • Nursing (BSN)
  • Nursing RN to BSN Degree Completion (BSN)
  • Public Health (BS)
  • Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN)
  • RN to Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner (RN to MSN)
  • Nursing Practice (DNP)
    College of Theology
  • Ministry (DMin)
AS - Associate of Science
BA - Bachelor of Arts
BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
BS - Bachelor of Science
BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing
DMin - Doctor of Ministry
DNP - Doctor of Nursing Practice
MBA - Master of Business Administration
MS - Master of Science
MSN - Master of Science in Nursing
RN to MSN - RN to Master of Science in Nursing

State Licensing

South University, Tampa is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, FL 323099-0400, toll-free telephone number (888)224-6684.

South University, Tampa is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 3284.

Institutional Accreditation

South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.

Student Profile

The campus had a Fall 2010 enrollment of 661 and a Spring 2011 enrollment of 683 students with over 70 faculty members. Approximately 19 percent of students are pursuing associate's degrees, 64 percent bachelor's degrees, and 17 percent master's degrees. The students are young professionals seeking to advance or start new careers.

Programmatic Accreditation

The following business programs at South University, Tampa, the Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management, Master of Business Administration, and Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs ([ACBSP] 11520 West 119th Street; Overland Park, KS 66213; 913-339-9356; Other programs in the College of Business are excluded from ACBSP’s scope of accreditation. These programs include: Associate of Science in Accounting, Associate of Science in Business Administration, Association of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology, Master of Science in Leadership and Doctor of Business Administration.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing specializations, RN to Master of Science in Nursing specialization programs, Post Graduate Certificates and Doctor of Nursing Practice at South University, Tampa are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at South University, Tampa is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued status to the South University, Tampa Physician Assistant Program sponsored by South University. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains in effect until the program closes or withdraws from the accreditation process or until accreditation is withdrawn for failure to comply with the Standards. The approximate date for the next validation review of the program by the ARC-PA will be March 2027. The review date is contingent upon continued compliance with the Accreditation Standards and ARC-PA policy.

The Occupational Therapy Assistant program at South University, Tampa is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), located at 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814-3449. ACOTE’s telephone number c/o AOTA is (301) 652-AOTA. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the national certification examination for the occupational therapy assistant administered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). After successful completion of this exam, the individual will be a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA). In addition, most states require licensure in order to practice; however, state licenses are usually based on the results of the NBCOT Certification Examination. Note that a felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the NBCOT certification examination or attain state licensure.


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