St Petersburg College

6021 142nd Ave N
Clearwater, FL 33760-2822
Tel: (727)341-4772
32,681 students
Public institution
  • The mission of St. Petersburg College is to provide accessible, open door, learner-centered education for students pursuing associate degrees, limited four year degrees, technical education, and continuing education within Pinellas County and globally, in program areas where the college has special expertise. As a comprehensive multi-campus state college, SPC seeks to be a creative leader and partner with students, communities and other educational institutions to deliver enriched learning experiences and to promote economic development.
School Highlights
St Petersburg College serves 32,681 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 54%.
St Petersburg College is one of 4 community colleges within Pinellas County, FL.
The nearest community college is Fortis College-Largo (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 868 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
College St Petersburg College (FL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 868 staff 34 staff
St Petersburg College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 32,681 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 32,681 students 634 students
St Petersburg College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1 36:1
St Petersburg College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 9,123 students 468 students
St Petersburg College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 23,558 students 457 students
St Petersburg College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
St Petersburg College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
St Petersburg College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
8%
23%
St Petersburg College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
9%
17%
St Petersburg College Black (2006-2014)
% White
73%
46%
St Petersburg College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
St Petersburg College More (2011-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
St Petersburg College Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
8%
St Petersburg College Unknown (2006-2011)
St Petersburg College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.45 0.70
St Petersburg College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,172 is more than the state average of $3,074. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,427 is equal to the state average of $11,427. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,172 $3,074
St Petersburg College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,427 $11,427
St Petersburg College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81% 91%
St Petersburg College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The mission of St. Petersburg College is to provide accessible, open door, learner-centered education for students pursuing associate degrees, limited four year degrees, technical education, and continuing education within Pinellas County and globally, in program areas where the college has special expertise. As a comprehensive multi-campus state college, SPC seeks to be a creative leader and partner with students, communities and other educational institutions to deliver enriched learning experiences and to promote economic development. St. Petersburg College is located in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the heart of the Tampa Bay area. The city of St. Petersburg is bordered by 234 miles of shoreline, surrounded by water on three sides - Tampa Bay to the east and south and the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico to the west. Between its shores, the city has over 130 parks, outstanding recreational facilities, dynamic historical neighborhoods, reputable schools, and thriving small, mid-size and large businesses providing a healthy, fast-growing economy for its residents. The College fulfills its mission led by an outstanding, diverse faculty and staff, and enhanced by advanced technology, distance learning, international education, innovative teaching techniques, an outstanding library and other information resources, continuous institutional self-evaluation, a climate for student success and an enduring commitment to excellence.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis College-Largo
    Pivate, for profit
    207 students | 0.80 Mi6565 Ulmerton Road
    Largo FL  33771
    (727)531-5900
    0.80207
  • Everest University-Largo
    Pivate, for profit
    439 students | 3.70 Mi1199 East Bay Drive
    Largo FL  33770
    (727)725-2688
    3.70439
  • 862 students | 4.50 Mi11101 Roosevelt Boulevard N., Suite 100
    Saint Petersburg FL  33716
    (727)577-1497
    4.50862
  • 151 students | 5.20 Mi4809 Memorial Highway, Suite 100
    Tampa FL  33634
    (813)885-2244
    5.20151
  • 958 students | 14.50 Mi7702 Woodland Center Blvd Suite 100
    Tampa FL  33614
    (888)247-4238
    14.50958
Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,074 per year for in-state students and $11,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,020 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.