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 28,853 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the state average of 62%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,795 teachers has grown by 170% over five years.
St Petersburg College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty1,795 staff128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of St Petersburg College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 38:1 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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment28,853 students3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:114:1
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# Full-Time Students8,841 students862 students
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# Part-Time Students20,012 students2,273 students
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
16%
30%
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% Black
13%
18%
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% White
60%
38%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.590.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,300$31,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,292 is less than the state average of $5,404. The in-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $11,524 is less than the state average of $11,632. The out-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,292$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees$11,524$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,691$10,413
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,774$5,500
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Source: 2020 (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
  • 1,613 students | 4.60 Mi10200 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street N
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33716
    (727) 577-1497
    4.601,613
  • 958 students | 14.50 Mi7702 Woodland Center Blvd Suite 100
    Tampa, FL 33614
    (888) 247-4238
    14.50958
  • Altierus Career College-Tampa
    Private not-for-profit
    365 students | 14.90 Mi3319 W Hillsborough Ave
    Tampa, FL 33614
    (813) 879-6000
    14.90365
  • 22,404 students | 16.10 Mi39 Columbia Drive
    Tampa, FL 33606
    (813) 253-7000
    16.1022,404
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For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,404 per year for in-state students and $11,632 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,410 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 80%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Florida is Keiser University-Ft Lauderdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.