St. Petersburg College (SPC)

Clearwater, FL

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St. Petersburg College Student Essentials

St. Petersburg College Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $3,172
Out-of-State Tuition: $11,427
Enrollment: 44,577
Year Established: 1927

About SPC

Student success and achievement is the cornerstone of an education at the St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Florida. The school offers exceptional programs for associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and technical education/training.

Getting involved in student life is easy at St. Petersburg. You can join one of the many student clubs and organizations, like College Chorus musical club, Phi Theta Kappa honor society, Student Government Association or a variety of academic clubs.

The school also offers music and art classes for students looking to cultivate their talents. Many cultural events, music, dance and theatre performances are hosted frequently, allowing students to deepen their appreciation for diversity and the arts.

Students may submit or join the board of The Sandbox and the Meta: Interdisciplinary Journal, two of the school’s student-run newspaper and creative arts publications.

Academics include a wide variety of undergraduate degrees and certificate programs. Degrees are offered in fields like Architecture and Construction Management, Information Technology and Education. Technical training is available in programs like Business Management and Administration, Health Science and Human Services.

Admissions require students to submit an official high school or GED transcript, ACT/SAT scores, meet with advisor to discuss educational requirements and complete a new student orientation session.

Tuition is set lower for Florida residents.

Financial aid is available to eligible students who have filed a FAFSA through scholarships and federal grants and loans.

SPC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 5 Reviews

60% of students gave St. Petersburg College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

I think that this is a very affordable school when compared to other schools and the class size are ideal. I would recommend others to attend. The down fall about the school is that they dont provide student housing with meal plans.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

This college's Administration, advising, student help, and reception help are all complete BS jokes! They don't help you when you need it and do nothing but bump you from one person to the next because they're lazy; especially when all you're trying to do is CHECK something anyone can check! Whether it be about Financial Aid, Classes, Graduation; you name it they are all lazy, rude and refuse to do it!!! They don't care about the students and when they give the "falsified air" that they do during Orientation/Open House... I'll warn you, they're lying out of their arses! Not only that but this horrible college screws you over the moment they find out you've taken more credit hours than they've ALLOWED you to take. They won't even take responsibility even when it's their error in reading your transcripts, so they put you in financial aid suspension and then make it difficult for you to even sign up for classes because they will deny your Maximum Time Frame Appeal despite the proof you have they messed up. Their advisors are rude, their call desk receptionists are rude, and they will get an attitude with you if you ask too many questions. Did I mention it takes them days to call you back? If I could, I'd give this College a rating as "negative infinity" and warn absolutely everyone that going here is a waste of time and money. Go to PHCC or one of the State Universities like USF, UCF, UF, FSU; though they're not 100% better, they have it more together than this joke of a College. I've gone to this College for 2 years now; only stuck it out because I believed they would improve. I thought all the campus' were different but it turns out they are all the same. Now SOME of the Instructors are reaaaalllly nice. But you'll find that those Instructors also dual-teach at State Universities. Still telling any prospective students that if you don't care about never getting help or being screwed over by the faculty, then SPC is the College for you! If not, then go some place better where you actually get the quality classes you want and deserve. Because the classes in the Degrees and Subplans here are also a joke; they don't teach you anything you need to know when it comes to the real world; not even the generalized classes do this! Go to a specialized Institute or State University for that; else you're just wasting your money, scholarships, and FAFSA limit of 30k you get if you're under the age of 24. Have fun continuing your education at another University after that if you plan to when you're under 24.

SPC Map & Location

St. Petersburg College
6021 142nd Ave N
Clearwater, FL 33760

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Getting Around SPC


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SPC Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 44,577
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 44,577

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 14%
  • Caucasian: 68%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Unknown and Other: 5%
Latino 9%
African American 14%
Caucasian 68%
Asian 3%
Unknown and Other 5%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 21%
Part-Time 79%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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