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St. Petersburg College Ranked Among the Best in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Study

St. Petersburg College Ranked Among the Best in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Study

This is the fourth year in a row that the College has received top rankings from the research company.

U.S. News & World Report has again ranked St. Petersburg College’s (SPC) online bachelor’s programs first in the Tampa Bay area.

The 2024 study released today listed SPC first in the Tampa Bay region in two categories: Best Online Bachelor’s Program and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. This is the fourth year that SPC received top rankings from U.S. News & World Report.

Among eligible participating colleges in the Florida College System, SPC ranked second for Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans and third for Best Online Bachelor’s Program in the 2024 study. The College also ranked seventh for the Best Online Bachelor’s Program for Veterans and 10th for the Best Online Bachelor’s among all participating institutions in the state of Florida.

SPC’s Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Matthew Liao-Troth said the consistency in SPC’s ranking boils down to the College’s dedicated faculty and staff who support students on every SPC campus.

“St. Petersburg College is proud of our faculty and staff and the quality of education and sincere support we provide for our students,” Liao-Troth said. “As an innovator of online education in the Florida College System for more than 20 years, we continue to improve the student experience with professional development for our faculty and staff and continued investment in our online learning environment for our students. We know our students come to us for better jobs and better lives, and we strive to exceed their expectations.”

Graphic showing that St. Petersburg College's online bachelor's program for veterans placed 2nd in the Florida College System among colleges that participated in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs study.

The College’s consistently high marks in the study also highlight SPC’s dedication to providing affordable degrees that lead to better futures and better lives for the Titan community.

Founded in 1927, St. Petersburg College is Florida’s first two-year college. Regionally accredited and nationally recognized, SPC offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and transfer programs, including many high-demand, high-skill, industry-recognized workforce certifications. The college’s career-focused curriculum is created with input from industry experts to provide students with real-world skills needed to meet the needs of today’s employers.