St. Petersburg College alumni rank 1st in the state of Florida for possessing the most valuable job skills. Founded in 1927, SPC is Florida’s first two-year college and the first to offer bachelor’s degrees. We offer more than 110 degree and certificate programs, including many high-demand, high-skill industry-recognized workforce certifications and more than 20 bachelor’s degrees. Our career-focused curriculum is created with input from industry experts to give graduates the skills they need to meet the needs of today’s employers. Our new Pathways Program gives students a clear roadmap to success to ensure students take the right courses – in the right sequence – to meet their goals. And with tuition at about half the cost of state universities, students at SPC spend less to earn more.
Since it was established by a group of arts philanthropists in 1998, The Palladium’s central mission has been to serve all of Tampa Bay as a performing arts center that welcomes everyone and serves the entire community. Under the umbrella of St. Petersburg College, the Palladium enjoys support that helps assure the theater’s long term future as a vital part of the cultural life in Tampa Bay.
With its two venues, the 850-seat main concert hall Hough Hall, as well as its intimate award-winning 175-seat candlelit listening room The Side Door, The Palladium fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, educational and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in a first-class professional, affordable setting.
Opened in 2002, the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is a modern and contemporary art museum with a collection of more than 6,000 works of 20th and 21st century art. The museum is located on the Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg College.
As a membership-based cultural and academic institution, LRMA serves students and the community at-large, and the museum provides an array of educational programs for all ages to complement a year-around exhibition schedule.
The Institute for Strategic Policy Solutions at St. Petersburg College provides a forum to help people deal with the uncertainty around them. Housed on the Seminole Campus, the Institute seeks to be a major participant in public policy debate.
The Institute addresses real-world problems and the needs of the community served by St. Petersburg College in a strategic and technologically savvy way. The Institute also prepares its students for careers in a global marketplace and builds on SPC’s reputation as a source of innovation, academic excellence and community involvement.