At a Glance
St. Petersburg College (SPC), founded in 1927, is Florida's first two-year college. Regionally accredited and nationally recognized, SPC was the first community college in Florida to offer bachelor’s degrees. We offer more than 100 degree and certificate programs, including many high-demand, high-skill industry-recognized workforce certifications. Our career-focused curriculum is created with input from industry experts to give you the skills you need to meet the needs of today’s employers. Our new Pathways Program gives you a clear roadmap to success to ensure you are taking the right courses - in the right sequence - to meet your goals. And with tuition at about half the cost of state universities, you’ll spend less to earn more.
St. Petersburg College (SPC) is a Public institution located in the Central-West region of Florida. SPC has Regional Accreditation .
The main campus in St. Petersburg, FL has a City feeling.
St. Petersburg College offers programs that lead to the following types of degrees:
- Associate (2 yr.)
- Bachelor's (4 yr.)
- Business Administration
- Educational Studies
- Engineering Technology
- Music Industry/Recording Arts
Student Body (as of Fall 2018)
|Enrollment Type||Number of Students|
Part-time students outnumber full-time students (2.34:1) at St. Petersburg College.
|Ethnicity||Percentage of Students|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.40|
The most common ethnicity is White/Caucasian (64.5%) followed by Black/African American (13.4%.)
|Gender||Percentage of Students|
At 61.1%, female students outnumber male students by a very significant margin. Percentages are based on "as reported" values.
SPC’s student body is diverse in ethnicity and age. Our graduates last term spanned in age from 16 to 72. The breadth of our program offerings attract traditional college-age students as well as those wanting to change careers in mid-life.
|Average Student Age:||28|
Costs and Financial Aid (as of Fall 2018)
St. Petersburg College tuition averages about half that of state universities. As a result, your scholarships and hard-earned dollars go further at SPC.
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|Books and Supplies||2000.00|
The total estimated full time costs of $5,352.50 consists of $3,352.50 for Tuition, $2,000.00 for Books and Supplies, and $0.00 for Housing.
Admissions (as of Fall 2018)
At SPC you are more than just a number. We offer more than 100 career-focused academic programs, degrees that transfer and faculty and staff that are focused on your personal success.
for Merit Scholarship
St. Petersburg College offers options to develop new job skills, advance your career or transfer to a university. The admissions process may vary according to your academic goals. Visit go.spcollege.edu/admissions for details.
|Academic Period||Admissions Deadline||Financial Aid Deadline|
Registering for online classes
The last day to register for online classes:
- 8-week course is Monday after classes start
- 12-week course is Tuesday after classes start
- 16-week course is Wednesday after classes start
Face-to-face or blended classes close at the beginning of the last meeting of the class in the first week of the semester.
Consult our academic calendar at go.spcollege.edu/calendar for term dates and deadlines.
Distance Learning (as of 2018)
St. Petersburg College is one of the top providers of online education in the Florida State College System with more than 40 fully online programs.
Students must be admitted to St. Petersburg College before enrolling in classes. There is a $40 application fee.
St. Petersburg College welcomes students from other institutions. Visit go.spcollege.edu/transient for details.
Online courses are subject to the following Distance Learning Fee (per credit hour):
Lower Division Online Courses: $15
Upper Division Online Courses: $15
Our nationally recognized, award-winning online program offers hundreds of accredited online college courses in dozens of majors — plus online student support services at your fingertips. Look for online courses as you register in MySPC.
- DENTAL HYGIENE
- BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BS
- COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SPECIALIST
- CYBERSECURITY -AS
St. Petersburg College publishes Distance Learning courses on the FloridaShines Course Catalog. Students enrolled in other Florida public institutions can start registration as transient students directly from the catalog.Explore Courses
Campus Life (as of Fall 2018)
SPC has 11 learning sites, each with its own unique personality. Each campus offers opportunities for students to grow by getting involved with a wide variety of campus clubs and activities.
|Greek Academic Organizations|
|Academic Honor Societies|
|Special Interest Clubs / Organizations|
|Student Government Association|
SPC Student Life includes campus events, academic honor societies, special interest clubs, student government association, athletics and intramural sports, cultural events and more.
|Sport||Men's Team||Women's Team|
To provide student athletes who have outstanding athletic abilities an opportunity to excel in competitive sports and academics while building character through excellence, leadership, and community service.
St. Petersburg College Athletics is committed to the development of our Student Athletes and success of our programs by fostering an environment of student success while maintaining high ethical and moral standards.
Returning Students (as of Fall 2018)
SPC recognizes that sometimes life gets in the way of enrolling every semester. We make it fast and easy for students to pick up where they left off so they can finish what they started.