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About St. Petersburg College (SPC)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


4 Years

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St. Petersburg College (SPC) is a Public College established in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1927. It has its educational unites in around 10 locations in cities of Clearwater, Largo, St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, Seminole, and Pinellas Park

In the 1920s, the local residents in St. Petersburg needed an educational institution of higher learning to gain knowledge and job skills training in their city as higher education was only available and accessible for people who could travel to distant cities. So in 1927, St. Petersburg Junior College was established in an unused wing of the then-St. Petersburg High School, with just 102 students and 14 faculty members

The mission of St. Petersburg College is to empower our students and community to achieve success and economic mobility through academic excellence and engagement. It envisions to be a premier college enriching and strengthening lives through a community of care.

  • The average age of students who get enrolled is about 27.6. The enrollment comes mostly for about 98% from its own Florida state.

  • The total student population is 29,183.

  • The student-faculty ratio at SPC is 21:1.

  • SPC also has a strong set of athletics teams with a popular name- Titans. Titans have accomplished Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Tennis and many more.

  • St. Petersburg College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC).



Online Education at SPC

The online courses have a greater level of interaction as of in the classroom setting. Most of the students prefer online courses as they are flexible and allows working professionals to manage their responsibilities effectively.


  • There are adequate resources on the campus which are well maintained and readily accessible at any time. The library provides a great learning environment.

  • There are many events held on-campus to nurture the social skills hence there are many ways through which you can keep yourself engaged.

  • The online course system is great as it allows students to speed up their learning. There are multiple classes at different times that allows you to effectively schedule your activities.

  • The faculties are helpful as they exhibit greater personal attention towards the students.

  • Along with academics, students get the opportunity to learn the suitable skills required for the job market.

Location & Contact


6021 142nd Ave N


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Phone: 7273414772
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St. Petersburg College is one of the most reputed colleges in the South. US News has ranked the college as 63rd Best Regional Colleges-South. Additional rankings given are mentioned below: 

  • #45 in Top Performers on Social Mobility

  • #17 in Top Public Schools (tie)

  • #58 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs (tie)

  • #39 in Best Online Bachelor's Programs for Veterans (tie)


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.


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SPC owns one of the easiest application processes in the country. The acceptance rate is 100%, which means almost all the applications that the college receives get selected. The application fee charged is $40 (non-refundable).

The admission requirements only include official high school transcripts and the applicant has the liberty to either submit an ACT/SAT score or take college placement tests. A career and academic advisor is also assigned to each applicant to help them sail through each step in the process.

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Tuition fees at St. Petersburg College are about 50% less than many state universities. The tuition costs are based on state residency. SPC’s tuition rate comes around $2,682 for in-state and $8,513 for out-of-state students.

The average net price is $3,477. The fees for books and supplies are $1,600 and for Room and boarding is $5,060.

Two types of plans are offered at this college, namely, Prepaid tuition plan and Tuition payment plan.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

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Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

3,783 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

529 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

369 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

341 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

228 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

217 Graduates

Fire Protection

173 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

167 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

161 Graduates

Hospitality Administration/Manageme...

116 Graduates

Computer Programming

101 Graduates

Legal Support Services

85 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

79 Graduates

Public Health

74 Graduates

Homeland Security, Law Enforcement,...

73 Graduates

Dental Support Services and Allied...

70 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

68 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

56 Graduates

Education, Other

52 Graduates

Engineering Technology, General

51 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

47 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

47 Graduates

Communications Technology/Technicia...

46 Graduates

Biology, General

46 Graduates

Funeral Service and Mortuary Scienc...

40 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

37 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

36 Graduates

Public Administration

29 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

28 Graduates

Quality Control and Safety Technolo...

28 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

27 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

21 Graduates

Natural Resources Management and Po...

20 Graduates


15 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

15 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

14 Graduates

Homeland Security

12 Graduates

Air Transportation

12 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

10 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

8 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

7 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

7 Graduates

Electromechanical Instrumentation a...

6 Graduates

International Business

4 Graduates

Architectural Sciences and Technolo...

3 Graduates

Finance and Financial Management Se...

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




61% White

2% Unknown

13% Black

15% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$50,756 per year

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The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

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The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

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blue and white

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24-Hour Security Patrol


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Since the campus life of the students assumes an imperative part of their development and advancement, students at SPC invest a lot of their time learning from the faculty members. Additionally, the students have an incredible breadth to learn and turn into a change-maker. The college has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 38% male and 62% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

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Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$139 - 407

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

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Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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$30K - $48K


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The package of financial assistance at SPC is given in the form of grants, scholarships, student employment, and loans. It also offers interest-free payment plans, tuition waivers and other ways to earn credit for the degrees.

Around 35% of enrolled SPC students are Pell Grant recipients.

The average financial aid required is $3,211. The application process for financial aid can be carried out online. The process involves the following steps:

  • Go to ‘MySPC’ portal

  • Submit the required documents

  • Complete your Learning Plan as per your degree course

  • View Financial Aid Awards

  • File for FAFSA form

The office needs the students to fill the FAFSA application in order to know the eligibility and requirement for financial aid. St. Petersburg College (SPC) Federal School Code is 001528.

  • The State Aid includes the First Generation Matching Grant (FGMG), Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), and Florida Bright Futures.

  • The Federal-Aid includes the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Direct Loan, Federal PLUS Loans, and more.

  • The Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill and the Tuition Assistance Program.

  • The Institutional Aid includes the SPC Student Incentive Grant (SIG), The Phi Theta Kappa Alumni Transfer Scholarship, The Honors College Transfer Scholarship, The Presidential Baccalaureate Transfer Scholarship, Dr. Johnnie Ruth Clarke Scholarship and more.

The FAFSA priority deadline for fall term is May 1.

For more details contact, Office of Student Financial Assistance in Tallahassee at 888-827-2004.

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