St. Petersburg College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489
Tel: (727)341-3600
Admissions: (727)712-5892
Fax: (727)341-3150
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State and locally supported, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1927. Setting: suburban campus. Endowment: $13.4 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5165 per student. Total enrollment: 24,102. 3,485 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 8,012 students, 59% women, 41% men. Part-time: 16,090 students, 64% women, 36% men. Students come from 45 states and territories, 30 other countries, 4% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 11% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 46% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships.

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: SAT and SAT Subject Tests or ACT, SAT II: Writing Test, CPT required for some. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $35. State resident tuition: $1568 full-time, $52.27 per credit part-time. Nonresident tuition: $6273 full-time, $209.13 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $265 full-time, $8.84 per credit part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to degree level and program.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, student-run newspaper. Student services: women's center. Campus security: late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. M. M. Bennett Library plus 5 others with 222,990 books, 79,591 microform titles, 1,393 serials, 16,543 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.4 million. 2,951 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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