Your career within reach at St. Petersburg College.

Why Choose SPC?

St. Petersburg College gives you a solid foundation for achievement and success in school and the workplace. With more than 110 academic programs and an innovative network of support and partnerships, we put your dreams within reach. In a recent survey, 98 percent of graduates say they would recommend SPC to a friend for the variety of our flexible, affordable opportunities.

  • Economical
    • Save money -Tuition that costs about 50 percent less than Florida’s universities
    • Make more money - students with an associate degree in Pinellas County can earn an average of 35 percent more than a high school graduate. That translates to $414,200 more income over the course of a working lifetime.
    • Wise investment - Students enjoy a 17.5 percent return on their SPC educational investment, recovering their costs in just 8.6 years.
  •  Convenient 
  • Academic programs that give you the foundation for ongoing success: 
    • Bachelor’s degrees meet local workforce demands in high-needs areas.
    • Associate degrees give you the building blocks to pursue a bachelor’s degree at SPC or to transfer to a four-year college or university.
    • Career and technical education programs lead to well-paying jobs in Pinellas County or furthering your career.
    • Accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools means your credits transfer to reputable institutions.
    • Your high school diploma or GED guarantees your admission to SPC.
  • Expert and caring faculty: 
    • 95 percent of our 351 full-time faculty hold advanced degrees.
    • Individual attention: 75 percent of our classes have 30 or fewer students.
  • Your success is our top priority: 
    • Your individual learning plan gives you a roadmap to graduation.
    • New tools and support put your needs at the forefront.
    • From tutoring to veterans’ services, our specialized services and academic support help you meet your goals.
  • Innovative and creative partnerships: