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St Petersburg College Overview

St Petersburg College is a public institution located in Clearwater, Florida. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is St Petersburg College Known For?

6,598 Undergraduate Awards
  • The 3% student loan default rate at SPC is better than the national rate of 10.1%. That's a good sign that you may be able to pay off student loans easier than your peers at other schools can.
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at SPC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 24% of the faculty were full-time.

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St Petersburg College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

SPC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#18 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#79 Most Popular Online Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#85 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SPC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Best Value Other Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Public Health Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Value Legal Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Best Value Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Best Value Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Value International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Value Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Best Value Teacher Education Subject Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Best Value Business Administration & Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Health & Medical Administrative Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards SPC has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#7 Highest Paid Public Health Graduates College Factual
#43 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#49 Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#50 Highest Paid Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Graduates College Factual
#52 Highest Paid Teacher Education Grade Specific Graduates College Factual
#100 Best Health Professions Colleges for Veterans College Factual

Where Is St Petersburg College?

Location of St Petersburg College

Contact details for SPC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6021 142Nd Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33760-2822
Phone: 727-341-4772
Website: www.spcollege.edu

How Do I Get Into SPC?

You can apply to SPC online at: myguestoci.spcollege.edu/psp/ps/APPLICATIONCENTER/GUEST/h/?tab=APPS

St Petersburg College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford St Petersburg College?

24% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SPC, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $5,400 a year. That adds up to $21,600 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SPC is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

St Petersburg College Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,841 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,853 undergraduate students at SPC, with 8,841 being full-time and 20,012 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SPC

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,841 full-time undergraduates at SPC, 42% are male and 58% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SPC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of St Petersburg College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SPC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 390
Black or African American 963
Hispanic or Latino 1,407
White 5,338
International Students 149
Other Races/Ethnicities 594

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at St Petersburg College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 66 countries are represented at SPC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Brazil, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at St Petersburg College

10,068 Took All Classes Online
16,882 Took At Least One Class Online
1.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 16,882 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SPC has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 22nd most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SPC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at St Petersburg College was 1.2%. This is the #1,949 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SPC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SPC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 3%
Business, Management & Marketing 4%
Computer & Information Sciences 1%
Computer Information Systems 32%
Computer Programming 10%
Computer Software & Applications 28%
Criminal Justice & Corrections 11%
Dental Support Services 12%
Entrepreneurial Studies 24%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 23%
Fire Protection 7%
Funeral & Mortuary Science 19%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 4%
Homeland Security 29%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting 9%
Human Development & Family Studies 23%
Natural Resource Management 7%
Other Education 11%
Other Homeland Security 2%
Personal & Culinary Services 19%
Public Health 15%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SPC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SPC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Funeral & Mortuary Science #8
Natural Resource Management #12
Personal & Culinary Services #16
Other Homeland Security #20
Natural Resources Conservation #26
International Business #32
Dental Support Services #33
Natural Resources & Conservation #36
Other Education #44
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #45
Fire Protection #46
Homeland Security #62
Computer Software & Applications #62
Computer Programming #67
Entrepreneurial Studies #77
Information Technology #110
Human Development & Family Studies #129
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #156
Computer Information Systems #169
Teacher Education Grade Specific #259
Accounting #259
Health & Medical Administrative Services #306
Criminal Justice & Corrections #374
Computer & Information Sciences #374
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting #425
Nursing #438
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #495
Liberal Arts General Studies #495

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

St Petersburg College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 2,916 0 0 2,916
Nursing 0 288 0 234 522
Business Administration & Management 83 56 0 307 446
Information Technology 140 57 0 124 321
Criminal Justice & Corrections 194 60 0 0 254
Health & Medical Administrative Services 48 75 99 0 222
Allied Health Professions 78 69 29 0 176
Fire Protection 118 20 0 0 138
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 5 109 0 21 135
Hospitality Management 78 23 23 0 124
Computer Programming 40 42 36 0 118
Public Health 0 0 0 116 116
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 86 86
Dental Support Services 0 31 0 50 81
Mental & Social Health Services 34 38 8 0 80
Other Education 6 0 0 68 74
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 13 0 55 68
Legal Support Services 12 16 0 31 59
Computer Information Systems 42 14 0 0 56
Funeral & Mortuary Science 20 28 0 0 48
Human Development & Family Studies 47 0 0 0 47
Computer Software & Applications 0 39 0 0 39
General Engineering Technology 22 17 0 0 39
Accounting 34 0 0 0 34
General Biology 0 0 0 32 32
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 24 8 0 0 32
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 30 30
Homeland Security 22 6 0 0 28
Communications Technology 27 0 0 0 27
Public Administration 0 0 0 26 26
Entrepreneurial Studies 25 0 0 0 25
General Visual & Performing Arts 25 0 0 0 25
Music 0 19 0 0 19
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 18 0 0 0 18
Special Education 0 11 0 6 17
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 17 0 0 17
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 13 3 0 0 16
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 0 15 15
Quality Control Technology 14 0 0 0 14
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 13 0 0 13
International Business 0 0 0 12 12
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 11 0 0 11
Natural Resources Conservation 0 11 0 0 11
Sustainability Science 6 0 0 0 6
Electronics Engineering Technology 2 0 0 0 2
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 0 2 0 0 2
Air Transportation 0 1 0 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,177 4,013 195 1,213 6,598

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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