St Petersburg College

  • 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 29,183 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is lower than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 61%.

Top Placements

St Petersburg College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 868 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
St Petersburg College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty868 staff41 staff
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Student Body

The student population of St Petersburg College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 50:1 over five years.
The St Petersburg College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment29,183 students789 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio34:135:1
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# Full-Time Students8,758 students537 students
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# Part-Time Students20,425 students832 students
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
28%
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% Black
13%
19%
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% White
61%
39%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.590.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$30,300
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $3,292 is less than the state average of $3,704. The in-state tuition has grown by 22% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,524 is more than the state average of $10,750. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,292$3,704
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,524$10,750
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid74%90%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,360$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,750$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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

The nearest community college to St Petersburg College is Fortis College-Largo (0.8 miles away).
  • 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
  • 1,303 students | 4.60 Mi10200 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N
    Saint Petersburg FL  33716
    (727) 577-1497
    4.601,303
  • 958 students | 14.50 Mi7702 Woodland Center Blvd Suite 100
    Tampa FL  33614
    (888) 247-4238
    14.50958
  • 222 students | 14.90 Mi3319 W Hillsborough Ave
    Tampa FL  33614
    (813) 879-6000
    14.90222
  • 23,183 students | 16.10 Mi39 Columbia Drive
    Tampa FL  33606
    (813) 253-7000
    16.1023,183
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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,704 per year for in-state students and $10,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,300 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Florida is Cortiva Institute-Maitland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.