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 180 degree and certificate 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.

Accreditation

Accreditation

St. Petersburg College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). Certain academic programs are also accredited or approved by individual state and national organizations.


Annual Reports

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 53,000 students enrolled annually, SPC serves a diverse base of students. See the college's latest enrollment statistics or download our annual Fact Book.


College Leadership

SPC is one of 28 state colleges in Florida. Learn more about the college's leadership, initiatives, budgets, legislative updates, committees and professors emeriti.

college partners

Community and Civic Partners

St. Petersburg College is proud of its strong partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, municipalities and non-profit groups.


Compliance Statements

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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SPC History

History

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.


Locations

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

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 received two gold awards as the “Best of the Best,” according to the Tampa Bay Times 2020 rankings. SPC was voted best local college and best nursing college. The Best of the Best Awards celebrate businesses and organizations loved by the Tampa Bay and North Suncoast communities. Learn more here. Founded in […]
  • The past few months have been a real challenge for St. Petersburg College students, with more than 1800 classes moving online mid-semester. We would like to honor students who went above and beyond their studies to serve as members of the college’s Student Government Association. Despite being quarantined for COVID- 19, these SGA leaders persevered […]
  • St. Petersburg College (SPC) is ranked in the top tier of Florida schools listed by U.S. News & World Report as the 2020 Best Online Programs for Veterans and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The college placed second in both categories among Florida College System (FCS) institutions that participated in the rankings. In Florida, SPC was […]
  • Growing up in Syracuse, New York, St. Petersburg College’s Engineering Technology Program Director Lara Sharp came from a science-minded family. Her mother and grandmother were nurses, her father a science teacher and grandfather a math teacher. So when her seventh-grade math teacher invited her to take an exam that would allow her to take a […]
  • On September 5, 2019, St. Petersburg College (SPC) held its first Grant Manager Award ceremony. Five grant managers were recognized for their leadership on projects ranging from federal to locally funded projects. “Implementing a grant-funded program adds a level of complexity, as one faces challenges that can be difficult to manage, especially at an institution […]