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 40% over five years.
College St Petersburg College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 868 staff
62 staff
St Petersburg College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 32,681 has grown by 11% 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 national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 32,681 students 1,371 students
St Petersburg College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 38:1
22:1
St Petersburg College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 9,123 students
779 students
St Petersburg College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 23,558 students
1,083 students
St Petersburg College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
St Petersburg College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
St Petersburg College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
8%
20%
St Petersburg College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
9%
15%
St Petersburg College Black (2006-2014)
% White
73%
49%
St Petersburg College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
St Petersburg College More (2011-2014)
% Unknown races
4%
6%
St Petersburg College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
St Petersburg College Non Resident (2006-2014)
St Petersburg College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average 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 in-state tuition of $3,292 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,524 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,292 $5,664
St Petersburg College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,524 $10,360
St Petersburg College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
90%
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
    Private for-profit
    207 students | 0.80 Mi6565 Ulmerton Road
    Largo FL 33771
    (727)531-5900
    0.80207
  • Everest University-Largo
    Private 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 $2,857 per year for in-state students and $10,026 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,178 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 78%. 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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Florida is Golf Academy of America-Altamonte Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.