University of Tampa is one of the few universities that figured in the Forbes’ rankings for some years in a row. The University was established by Frederic Spaulding in 1931 as Tampa Junior College, and was founded to serve as an institution of higher education for Florida’s west coast. The University is a private co-educational university in Downtown Tampa, Florida, United States. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. UT offers more than 200 programs of study, including 13 master’s degrees and a broad variety of majors, minors, pre-professional programs, and certificates. The University offers 200 areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students. Research on medicine, science, engineering, brain diseases, sustainability, epidemics, photovoltaic technology and etc. are going on in the university for the past 10 years. Teaching staff take part in the university research projects along with the students. Division of Sponsored Research of the university will support the teaching staff and students in many ways. It helps them procure funds. It ensures that the research activity at the university conform to the laws of the land. The university spends $ 400 million annually on research.