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St Petersburg College is a public institution located in Clearwater, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

534 Undergraduate Degrees

Where Is St Petersburg College?

Location of St Petersburg College

Contact details for SPC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6021 142Nd Ave N, Clearwater, FL 33760-2822
Phone: 727-341-4772

How Do I Get Into SPC?

You can apply to SPC online at:

Since St Petersburg College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford St Petersburg College?

24% Take Out Loans
3.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SPC, approximately 24% of students took out student loans averaging $5,400 a year. That adds up to $21,600 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SPC is 3.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

St Petersburg College Undergraduate Student Diversity

8,758 Full-Time Undergraduates
57% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,183 undergraduate students at SPC, with 8,758 being full-time and 20,425 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SPC

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,758 full-time undergraduates at SPC, 43% are male and 57% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SPC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of St Petersburg College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SPC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 379
Black or African American 940
Hispanic or Latino 1,364
White 5,313
International Students 163
Other Races/Ethnicities 599

Geographic Diversity

Florida students aren't the only ones who study at St Petersburg College. At this time, 20 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 66 countries are represented at SPC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, Brazil, and Venezuela.

Online Learning at St Petersburg College

10,068 Took All Classes Online
16,882 Took At Least One Class Online
1.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 16,882 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at SPC has changed over the last few years.


This school is the most popular in Florida for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of SPC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at St Petersburg College was 1.2%. This is the #1,489 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SPC regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of SPC majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
App Specific Computer Programming 39%
Computer Information Systems 32%
Computer Programming 10%
Computer Software & Applications 28%
Information Technology 32%
Information Technology Management 2%
Web & Multimedia Design 28%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at SPC ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at SPC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Information Technology Management #12
App Specific Computer Programming #19
Network & System Administration/Administrator #25
Web & Multimedia Design #43
General Computer Programming #52
Computer Software & Applications #62
Computer & IS Security #64
Computer Programming #67
Information Technology #74
Information Technology #110
Computer Information Systems #169

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

St Petersburg College Computer Science Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Information Technology Management 0 0 0 124 124
Computer & IS Security 81 28 0 0 109
Network & System Administration/Administrator 59 26 0 0 85
General Computer Programming 40 42 0 0 82
Information Technology 42 14 0 0 56
Web & Multimedia Design 0 39 0 0 39
App Specific Computer Programming 0 0 36 0 36
Information Technology Project Management 0 3 0 0 3
TOTAL 222 152 36 124 534


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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