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St Petersburg College Rating: 3.4/5 (14 votes)

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Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), St. Petersburg College offers students the opportunity to earn various associate and bachelor degrees, college credit certificates, as well as certificate programs, and technical diplomas. The two-year associate degrees are designed to help students enter the workforce or to be used as a foundation for furthering their education by moving into a bachelor degree program. The bachelor degree programs offered by St. Petersburg College include education, health sciences, nursing, paralegal studies, public safety administration, technology and management, and veterinary technology. The college also has over 50 certificate programs, as well as a number of diploma programs.

In addition, St. Petersburg College offers an honors program, corporate training services, continuing education courses, distance learning, in-service specialized training programs, and community education classes for all ages.

Having the largest continuing education health program in the Florida Community College System, St. Petersburg College offers over 200 classes for a number of health professionals including nurses, allied health workers, and mental health professionals. The college also has a diverse distance learning program which includes nearly 20 online degrees, over 15 certificate online programs, corporate training services, and continuing education courses for healthcare professionals.

St. Petersburg College also offers dual enrollment, an early college program, and an early admissions program designed especially for high school students in Pinellas County, Florida. These classes are free for qualifying students, and are available at St. Petersburg College campuses, as well as some high school campuses.

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St. Petersburg College is open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a diploma from a secondary school or equivalent. The college serves a wide range of students including high school graduates, international students, transfer students, continuing education students as well as working professionals.

Prospective students must:

  • Submit an application for admission (may apply online or in person), along with a $35 non-refundable fee
  • Send transcripts from all high schools and any prior colleges/universities
  • Apply for financial aid (if necessary)
  • Attend a new student orientation
  • Take a placement exam (if needed)
  • Meet with an academic advisor/counselor

International students must contact the International Center for admission instructions and for additional applications.

Financial Aid

St. Petersburg College provides a variety of financial aid options for qualifying students. Eligibility may include student employment, loans, institutional scholarships, and various grants. The school provides many resources for students seeking financial aid, including a detailed website with descriptions of all financial aid available, along with step by step procedures that walk students through the financial aid process. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 15 deadline.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4104th for the average student loan amount.
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St. Petersburg College serves a wide range of commuting students, students seeking associate and bachelor degrees, continuing education students, high school students, and working professionals, while maintaining six campuses, three centers, collaborative labs, and corporate training services.

Although there is no housing available on any St. Petersburg College campuses, there are many opportunities for students to be involved in campus life. Students can join social, religious, service, scholastic, and special interest clubs and organizations, be part of the student government association, and enjoy intercollegiate sports. They can also participate in intramural sports, or be involved with the campus newsletters and online publication. The college also offers disability services, a bookstore, and an online library with many resources for research, downloadable material, and tutorials.

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Student Graduation Demographics


St. Petersburg College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) which supports six intercollegiate teams. The Titans are represented by a men’s basketball and baseball team, as well as a women’s volleyball, basketball, tennis, and softball team. The college also has a cheerleading squad who cheers for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Cheerleading is also present at pep rallies and other school functions.

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 569 0.52
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 10 0.01
Forcible Rape 40 0.04
Robbery 182 0.17
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 719 0.66
Larceny 3,252 2.98
Vehicle theft 158 0.14

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Clearwater, FL 33760-2822
Surrounding communitySmall city (inside urban area, pop. under 100,000)
Total Population16,958 (16,958 urban / N/A rural)
Households6,047 (2.27 people per house)
Median Household Income$35,779
Families3,527 (2.84 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges
UndergraduateAssociates Dominant
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time four-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate four-year
Size & SettingLarge four-year, primarily nonresidential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringBachelor's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1213

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 3244th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $2,428 $2,428 $9,717
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $804 $804 $1,770
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $108 $108 $383
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $4,832 $4,832 $13,077
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $20,376 $20,376 $28,621
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $9,531 $9,531 $17,776

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $2,988 $3,172 $2,988 $3,172 $10,897 $11,427
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,600(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,065 $10,670
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,337 $4,626
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,337 $4,626

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NJCAA

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1170th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $72,436 ($72,414 male / $64,913 female)
Number of FT Faculty 372 (165 male / 207 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,939
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $13,382,291

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