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St. Petersburg College (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, as well as 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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Community and Civic Partners

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

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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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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.

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SPC offers 11 locations throughout Pinellas County to meet the needs of a varied and growing population.

SPC Vision Statement - A premier college enriching and strengthening lives through a community of care.

Mission, Visionary Commitments and Values

Learn about the college's mission, visionary commitments and values.

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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