St Petersburg College

St Petersburg College

St. Petersburg College, also referred to as SPC, is a fully accredited post-secondary educational institution located in St. Petersburg, Florida. It enrolls more than 60,000 students annually. It was originally founded in 1927 as a private community college and was Florida's first two-year institution of higher learning. The institution owns and runs more than 8 separate campuses located throughout the Pinellas County.

SPC offers more than 55 bachelor degrees and over 35 graduate degrees in diverse fields of study. It has many clubs and activities to promote the overall development and growth of the students. SPC supports more than five intercollegiate sports teams including men's teams in basketball and baseball, women's teams in basketball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and a cheerleading squad.

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Contacting St Petersburg College

St Petersburg College
14025 58th Street North
Clearwater , FL 33760
General Phone: (727) 341-4772

St Petersburg College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts2,020liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine574EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement299corrections, criminal justice and administration, forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting, security and protective services
Medical Support and Technology265dental hygienist, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, medical lab tech, mental health services tech, opticianry, orthotist/prosthetist
Education and Teaching193special ed, education of hearing impaired, elementary school teaching, teacher education, business teaching, industrial arts teaching, math teaching, science teaching, biology teaching, ...
Engineering Technician129architectural engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical instrument tech, plastics engineering tech, manufacturing tech, industrial production tech, occupational safety tech, quality control tech, computer systems tech, ...
Computer Science and Engineering119computer applications programming, systems analyst, computer services management
Business and Management116business management, operations management, business administration, accounting technology, accounting and related services, entrepreneurship, finance, banking, international business, ...
Medical Administration52health care administration, health care facilities management, medical records tech, health services administration
Photography and Commercial Art35commercial art, cinematography
Therapy and Counseling32physical therapist assistant
Law21legal assistant
Hospitality20hospitality management, hotel management, restaurant and food services management
Funeral and Mortuary Science20funeral and mortuary
Family and Social Work19child care provider, public administration
Construction Trades5plumbing
Office and Administration4executive secretary
Transportation2commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0parks and recreation studies
Architecture and Planning0interior architecture

Number of programs and degrees for St Petersburg College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree2,81247
Award of less than 1 academic year56231
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years478
Bachelor's degree50419

St Petersburg College Student Body

In 2007-2008, St Petersburg College had a total enrollment of 25,450 students (17,319 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 74%
Black 11%
Hispanic 6%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 18%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 10%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

St Petersburg College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 66 %
Part-Time 44 %

St Petersburg College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Clearwater, Florida for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Florida Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

St Petersburg College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 2,326
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 8,412
Books and supplies $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
St Petersburg College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 152800)

St Petersburg College Faculty

St Petersburg College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3755
Non-tenured and not on tenure track914

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year11$74,34819$74,598
Associate professorcalendar year3$69,9957$66,273
Assistant professorcalendar year0*4$64,937
Lecturercalendar year3$74,6760*
All faculty totalcalendar year17$73,63830$71,368

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year60$65,84465$65,750
Associate professoracademic year32$56,12257$56,976
Assistant professoracademic year17$52,40417$50,390
Instructoracademic year3$44,6670*
Lectureracademic year6$50,6055$54,728
All faculty totalacademic year118$59,958144$60,081

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

St Petersburg College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports03030

St Petersburg College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Interior Architecture

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Finance, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming, Specific Applications
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other

Construction Trades
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Education, Other
Education/Teaching Individuals - Hearing Impairments
Elementary Education and Teaching
Mathematics Teacher Education
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Education/Profess Development, Levels & Methods, Other
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Plastics Engineering Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care Provider/Assistant
Public Administration

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Health Services Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Opticianry/Ophthalmic Dispensing Optician
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Office And Administration
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology
Security and Protective Services, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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