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.
SPC is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS-COC). Certain programs are also accredited or approved by state and national organizations. SPC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness & Academic Services 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 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.
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
U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Petersburg College third among the 28 colleges in the Florida College System, according to their 2021 Best Colleges study.
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 academic performance and dedication to self-improvement demonstrated by these students is exemplary, and they stand as true examples of what it means to be a St. Petersburg College Titan.
The St. Petersburg College Alumni Association has named and would like to congratulate the college’s 2020 Apollo and Alumni Achievement award recipients. Garrick Roe was selected as the Apollo Award winner, the highest honor an associate degree graduate can achieve. Erika Ostos Perez received the Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor a bachelor’s graduate can achieve.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has named St. Petersburg College a Top Producing Institution in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program for the 2019-2020 academic year.