St Petersburg College

Clearwater, FL, USA
2.97 Average Rating

St. Petersburg College is a public institution that operates multiple small campuses around Pinellas County, Florida. SPC is part of the Florida College System and is recognized as a state college. Popular majors include medical records technician, liberal arts and humanities, and veterinary technician. SPC partners with several high schools around Pinellas County and offers dual credit programs for high school students wishing to get a jump start on college.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Public
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Small city

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
98%
Out-Of-State Students
1%
More Admissions Info

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Bachelor's
Total Number of Students
29,548
Total Number of Undergrads
29,548
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
29%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
23:1
US National: 21:1
More Academics Info

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$7,077
Calculate your net cost
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$2,754
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$9,348
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,754
Books and Supplies
$1600

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
64%
Average Aid Per Year
$5,466
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
64%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,335
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,050

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
26%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$5,466
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$15,474
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$165
More Financial Info

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
20
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

School Colors
Blue/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NJCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
No
Campus emergency phones
Yes
More Campus Life Info

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Tampa
Orlando
Atlanta
Sarasota
New York
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$32,900
More About Post-Grad

What Students Are Saying

2.97 Average Rating
Wow! They basically pay you (after you show you have good grades) to get a top-notch education with a job-ready degree...many weekend and e-courses...programs galore: model UN, Honors College, hands-on service internship/co-op learning and local job networking environment etc.
Kennon from St Petersburg, FL
GO:This college is a gem in beach paradise where you graduate with a degree that gets you immediately employed or into the Ivy League.

It's super-low cost for Floridians, not bad for out-of-state and has an Honors College; the programs are strong with great adjunct professors and e-learning; and as a city college associated with the State system it doesn't have some of the sillier State U. limitations ( they penalize you for going over 120 credits, for example).

This is the only college in the US that is committed to lowering their already low tuition and was recently praised by the Obama Administration.
Kennon from Saint Petersburg, FL
SPC is a great community college that provides exceptional educational options for students looking to stay within their own area. The staff is professional and willing to help students by giving one on one time when needed. The provosts and Dr. Law are emotionally involved with the students and strive to provide every opportunity for an individual to have a successful college career.
Catrina from New Port Richey, FL
The Seminole Campus is a beautiful place and is mainly focused around their Natural Habitat Park. Their Digital Arts Program is great with a state-of-the-art Production Room located in the UP Building. Classes are the right sizes and the counselors at the Seminole Campus help you thru any problems that come up in your college career.
Sean from Seminole, FL
Even though it isn't big college, but you can feel comfortable here. The instructors are very nice. And you will get the better life definitely!
Woraluk from Clearwater, FL

Similar Colleges