For more than 85 years, the students, alumni, faculty and staff of St. Petersburg College have held themselves to the highest of standards. This manifests itself in many ways, among them, academic success, honors and awards, graduation rates and community service.
The latest yearly rankings from the U.S. Department of Education and the Florida Community College System show what can happen when excellence is the standard. Matched with two-year programs at both two- and four-year institutions, SPC ranked:
- No. 6 in the nation in associate degrees awarded in liberal arts & sciences, general studies and humanities;
- No. 12 in the nation for the number of associate degrees awarded in Nursing;
- No. 13 in the number of associate degrees in all disciplines;
- No. 19 in the number of associate degrees awarded in health professions and related programs.
- For the second time in 10 years, SPC's M.M. Bennett Library system recently won the national Community College Program Achievement Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries.
- The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, which won the 2002 Rowe Award for Excellence in Architecture, showcases 20th century artists Abraham Rattner, Allen Leepa, Esther Gentile and their contemporaries. The museum also was recently named one of the top 50 buildings in Florida as part of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects’ “Florida Architecture: 100 Years, 100 Places” celebration.
- Award-winning eCampus offers hundreds of accredited online college courses.
- The college's Associate of Science Degree in Engineering Technology—the first in Florida— has been adopted by 10 other colleges in the state and serves as a national model for other states.
- Brad Jenkins, Program Director of Engineering Technology at the Clearwater Campus, was recently named the 2012 Educator of the Year by the National High Impact Technology Exchange (HI-TEC) Association.