St Petersburg College

Tel: (727)341-4772
31,820 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 31,820 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is lower than the community college average of 38:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
St Petersburg College is one of 6 community colleges within Pinellas County, FL.
The nearest community college is Fortis College-Largo (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 894 teachers has grown by 41% over five years.
College St Petersburg College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 894 staff
61 staff
St Petersburg College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 31,820 has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 55% over five years.
Total Enrollment 31,820 students 1,296 students
St Petersburg College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 36:1
21:1
St Petersburg College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 9,118 students
814 students
St Petersburg College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 22,702 students
1,040 students
St Petersburg College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
St Petersburg College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
St Petersburg College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
10%
21%
St Petersburg College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
14%
15%
St Petersburg College Black (2006-2013)
% White
66%
51%
St Petersburg College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
St Petersburg College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
St Petersburg College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
St Petersburg College Non Resident (2006-2013)
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. 0.53 0.68
St Petersburg College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,232 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,477 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,232 $5,660
St Petersburg College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,477 $10,250
St Petersburg College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81%
89%
St Petersburg College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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
    230 students | 0.80 Mi6565 Ulmerton Road
    Largo, FL 33771
    (7.2)753-1590
    0.80230
  • Everest University-Largo
    Private for-profit
    507 students | 3.70 Mi1199 East Bay Drive
    Largo, FL 33770
    (727)725-2688
    3.70507
  • 762 students | 4.50 Mi11101 Roosevelt Boulevard N. Suite 100
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33716
    (727)577-1497
    4.50762
  • 245 students | 5.20 Mi877 Executive Center Dr. West Suite 100
    St. Petersburg, FL 33702
    (727)209-4700
    5.20245
  • Central Florida Institute
    Private for-profit
    287 students | 10.30 Mi30522 US Hwy 19 N Ste 300
    Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    (727)784-0003
    10.30287
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Did You Know?
Pinellas County, FL 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 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Pinellas County, FL is Fortis College-Largo. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.