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?
- 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.
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.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SPC.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards SPC has earned from around the web.
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Where Is St Petersburg College?
Contact details for SPC are given below.
|Address:||6021 142Nd Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33760-2822|
How Do I Get Into SPC?
You can apply to SPC online at: myguestoci.spcollege.edu/psp/ps/APPLICATIONCENTER/GUEST/h/?tab=APPS
Can I Afford St Petersburg College?
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
Of the 8,758 full-time undergraduates at SPC, 43% are male and 57% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of St Petersburg College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||940|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,364|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at SPC has changed over the last few years.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By John O’Neill under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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