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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.

522 Undergraduate Degrees

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St Petersburg College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

SPC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#25 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#134 Most Popular Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at SPC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#25 Most Popular Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#45 Best Value Nursing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

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

8,841 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 28,853 undergraduate students at SPC, with 8,841 being full-time and 20,012 being part-time.

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

Gender Diversity

Of the 8,841 full-time undergraduates at SPC, 42% are male and 58% 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 390
Black or African American 963
Hispanic or Latino 1,407
White 5,338
International Students 149
Other Races/Ethnicities 594

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 14th 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 #1,392 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SPC regardless of major.

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
Registered Nursing #360
Nursing #438

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 Nursing Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 288 234 522
TOTAL 288 234 522


*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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