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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?

8,663 Full-Time Undergraduates
$3,410 Avg Cost After Aid
  • 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.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the bachelor's degree is the highest one a student can attain at SPC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 24% of the faculty were full-time.

St Petersburg College Rankings

SPC was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that SPC has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for SPC

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Veterans 295
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 527
Best Colleges for Diversity 1,335

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
The overall average net price of SPC is $3,410. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SPC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$1,640 $3,302 $6,651 $10,316 $10,893

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

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

8,663 Full-Time Undergraduates
56% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,548 undergraduate students at SPC, with 8,663 being full-time and 20,885 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,663 full-time undergraduates at SPC, 44% are male and 56% 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 373
Black or African American 905
Hispanic or Latino 1,246
White 5,446
International Students 164
Other Races/Ethnicities 529

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 Majors

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Air Transportation 1 0 0 0
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 109 21 0 0
Allied Health Professions 69 0 0 0
Architectural Sciences & Technology 11 0 0 0
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 2 0 0 0
Business Administration & Management 56 307 0 0
Computer Information Systems 14 0 0 0
Computer Programming 42 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 39 0 0 0
Criminal Justice & Corrections 60 0 0 0
Dental Support Services 31 50 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 3 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 17 0 0 0
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 8 0 0 0
Fire Protection 20 0 0 0
Funeral & Mortuary Science 28 0 0 0
General Biology 0 32 0 0
General Engineering Technology 17 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 75 0 0 0
Homeland Security 6 0 0 0
Hospitality Management 23 0 0 0
Information Technology 57 124 0 0
International Business 0 12 0 0
Legal Support Services 16 31 0 0
Liberal Arts General Studies 2,916 0 0 0
Mental & Social Health Services 38 0 0 0
Music 19 0 0 0
Natural Resource Management 0 30 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 11 0 0 0
Nursing 288 234 0 0
Other Education 0 68 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 86 0 0
Public Administration 0 26 0 0
Public Health 0 116 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 13 0 0 0
Special Education 11 6 0 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 13 55 0 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 15 0 0
Total 8,026 2,426 0 0

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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