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Study at St Petersburg College

St. Petersburg College, also referred to as SPC, is a fully accredited post-secondary educational institution located in St. Petersburg, Florida. It enrolls more than 60, 000 students annually. It was originally founded in 1927 as a private community college and was Florida's first two-year institution of higher learning. The institution owns and runs more than 8 separate campuses located throughout the Pinellas County.

SPC offers more than 55 bachelor degrees and over 35 graduate degrees in diverse fields of study. It has many clubs and activities to promote the overall development and growth of the students. SPC supports more than five intercollegiate sports teams including men's teams in basketball and baseball, women's teams in basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and a cheerleading squad.

Profile of St Petersburg College

The campus of St Petersburg College is in Clearwater, FL, which is a small city. The school is a public institution. Degrees at St Petersburg College include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in security and law enforcement and liberal arts.

St Petersburg College Selectivity

Its open admissions system makes St Petersburg College an attractive choice for many applicants. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


St Petersburg College has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, St Petersburg College had 25, 450 students enrolled (15, 144 full-time equivalent). A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

St Petersburg College Tuition and Affordability

St Petersburg College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

St Petersburg College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts1, 856liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine579registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Security and Law Enforcement364forensic science, corrections, fire-fighting, criminal justice and police, criminal justice and administration, fire protection tech, security and protective services
Medical Support and Technology233dental hygienist, veterinary assistant, mental health services tech, orthotist/prosthetist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech, radiation therapist, opticianry
Computer Science and Engineering199computer services management, systems analyst, computer applications programming
Education and Teaching178elementary school teaching, special ed, education of hearing impaired, math teaching, biology teaching, teacher education, business teaching, industrial arts teaching
Engineering Technician131electronics tech, architectural engineering tech, computer systems tech, drafting, manufacturing tech, electromechanical instrument tech, occupational safety tech, plastics engineering tech, . . .
Business and Management119MIS, accounting technology, international business, business management, accounting and related services, management information systems, entrepreneurship, operations management, . . .
Medical administration43medical records tech, health care administration
Photography and Commercial Art37cinematography, commercial art
Therapy and Counselling32physical therapist assistant
Hospitality23hospitality management, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Family and Social Work15child care provider, public administration
Law14legal assistant
Funeral and Mortuary Science13funeral and mortuary
Construction Trades4plumbing
Transportation2aviation operations, commercial pilot and flight crew
Agricultural Science and Management1agricultural mechanization courses
office and Administration0executive secretary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation studies
Architecture and Planning0interior architecture

Contact: St Petersburg College

St Petersburg College

14025 58th Street North

Clearwater, FL 33760

General Phone: (727) 341-4772


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