St. Petersburg College (commonly referred to as SPC, formerly known as St. Petersburg Junior College or SPJC) is a fully accredited post-secondary educational institution located in St. Petersburg, Florida, serving some 65,000 students annually. The institution currently manages nine separate campuses located throughout Pinellas County; four campuses within the city of St. Petersburg, and five additional campuses located in Seminole, Pinellas Park, Largo, Clearwater, and Tarpon Springs.
The college was founded in 1927 as a private community college and was Florida's first two-year institution of higher learning. Today it is a public institution. It still provides community college programs to students, but in 2001 the college also expanded its curriculum to provide students (beginning in 2002) with four-year bachelor degree programs in select areas such as education, nursing, technology management, dental hygiene, international business, Orthotics and Prosthetics, paralegal studies, public safety administration, and veterinary technology.
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