Top-Ranked Education Provider for Tampa Bay
St. Petersburg College (SPC) alumni rank first in Florida for earning the highest entry wages among state community college graduates. SPC was founded in 1927 as St. Petersburg Junior College, Florida's first two-year college. Access, excellence and student support are the hallmarks of St. Petersburg College. Regionally accredited and nationally recognized, SPC was the first state college in Florida to offer bachelor’s degrees. St. Petersburg College offers more than 200 degree, certificate and transfer programs of study, and many high-demand, high-skill industry-recognized workforce certifications. We offer a career-focused curriculum created in conjunction with industry experts to ensure our students are able to meet the needs of today’s employers.
SPC is an accredited institution with certain programs additionally accredited or approved by national and state organizations specific to those fields of study. The college’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Academic Services (IR) supports this process.
The college’s annual report takes a high-level view of the past academic year. It summarizes achievements, data and initiatives in areas including student success, workforce development and closing the achievement gap.
By the Numbers
With 11 learning sites and more than 35,000 students enrolled annually, SPC serves a diverse base of students. See the college's latest enrollment statistics or download our annual Fact Book.
SPC is one of 28 state colleges in Florida. Learn more about the college's leadership, initiatives, budgets, legislative updates, committees and professors emeriti.
Community and Civic Partners
St. Petersburg College is proud of its strong partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, municipalities and non-profit groups.
SPC is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities and employment. Learn more about other policies and laws the college complies with.
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St. Petersburg College (SPC), founded in 1927, is Florida's first two-year college. Regionally accredited and nationally recognized, SPC was the first community college in Florida to offer bachelor’s degrees.
SPC offers 11 locations throughout Pinellas County to meet the needs of a varied and growing population.
Mission, Visionary Commitments and Values
Learn about the college's mission, visionary commitments and values.
Titus the Titan Mascot
At SPC, we prepare people for greatness so that they can go on to be titans in their fields, hence our mascot, the Titan.
Awards and Honors
St. Petersburg College and its nursing program are among the “Best of the Best,” according to the Tampa Bay Times 2023 rankings.
The Association of Florida Colleges' Workforce, Adult and Continuing Education Commission (WACE) awarded St. Petersburg College’s Workforce Education and SPC’s Corporate College’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) 12-week program first place for the 2023 Exemplary Practice Awards.
St. Petersburg College Recognized for Commitment to Improving Experiences and Advancing Outcomes for First-generation College StudentsSt. Petersburg College is one of 76 new members of the First Scholars Network for 2023-24.
The Aspen Institute and the Community College Research Center Select SPC for “Unlocking Opportunity” InitiativeThe network will lead the field in shifting from the important but incomplete goal of graduating students with any credential to advancing access and completion with the end in mind: credentials of value.
The 2023 study released this week listed SPC first in the Tampa Bay region in three categories: Best Online Bachelor’s, Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans and Best Online Bachelor's in Business Programs.