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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.

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Accreditation

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.  

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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 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.

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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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Connect With Us

Join us in the conversation on social media, read the latest edition of our magazine or find an expert or angle for your media coverage.

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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.

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Locations

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

  • St. Petersburg College STEM Director Erica Moulton was born into the kind of family who, instead of gathering for a huge meal on Thanksgiving and watching football afterward, they hit the road for a new adventure every year. She grew up camping, hiking, exploring national parks and more.   By the time she was 13, she was a certified scuba diver, with her mind set on a career in marine science. Moulton has been in submersible […]
  • Two SPC Titans, student Davon Miller and Provost Dr. Tashika Griffith, are finalists for Good 'Burger Awards.
  • The SPC Theater Department is a finalist in four categories for Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay competition.
  • This year there were 35 students honored with the prestigious award which recognizes outstanding achievement among Pinellas County high school students.
  • SPC announces Dr. Nan Morelli-White as the 2021 Professor Emerita.