Start at St. Petersburg College & Work Toward Your Bachelor’s Degree

Students who get their Associate Degree from SPC not only get a head start on their four-year degree, but also save money in the process. With tuition that costs less than half of what state colleges charge for tuition, starting at SPC is a cost-effective way to earn your four-year degree. 

In addition to being a less-expensive way to earn a four-year degree, students who get their start from SPC are academically prepared to succeed in a four-year program. These are just a few reasons why getting your start on a Bachelor’s Degree at SPC is a smart choice. 


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Programs that transfer

Our programs follow specific transfer tracks that help students who earn their Associates Degree from SPC to easily transfer into Bachelor’s programs from colleges within the state of Florida, as well as across the country.

Why employers hire our graduates

Our graduates rank first in the state for earning the highest entry wages in Florida. With degree programs tailored to meet the needs of local industries, you’ll be job ready at graduation. In fact, more than 90 percent of our graduates find jobs in the field, are continuing their education or serving in the military.

St. Petersburg College offers free tutoring to all students. We also offer online support, campus learning centers and small group workshops so you get the academic support you need.

Paying for college

The program offers scholarships for up to 100 Elementary Education B.S. degree seeking students, covering two courses per year. Please contact Pat Roper at Roper.pat@spcollege.edu for details or to apply.

The initiative was funded by a $5 million Florida Centers of Excellence in Elementary Teacher Preparation grant by the Florida Department of Education.

To learn more about how you can get help paying for college, visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page

Why choose St. Petersburg College?

Choosing a college is a big decision. With our focus on you, you will see why SPC is the smart choice. 


Two years at St. Petersburg College and two years at a public university can save you more than $5,830 compared to four years at a public university in Florida.


Over $6 million in scholarships granted in 2016. Learn more about how you can get help paying for college by downloading our FREE Financial Aid Guide!


More than 90 percent of our graduates find jobs in the field, are continuing their education or serving in the military.

Others like you

“What I found at SPC were individuals who really cared about my success at this college and really wanted to help me succeed and reach my potential. They helped me remove barriers and challenged me academically so I could leave this place really proud of the education that I received.”

– Linaea Floden, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Sustainability Management from SPC, and a master’s degree in architecture and community design from the University of South Florida

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