SPC Kresge grant

SPC joins community leaders to examine transportation barriers for students

Approximately 69 percent of St. Petersburg College’s (SPC) diverse student population of more than 47,000 students, ranging from 16 to 95 years old, have low to moderate income. Low- income students often face barriers to success, including transportation. The Kresge Foundation awarded SPC a $50,000 planning grant for Advancing Student Transportation Solutions to understand student…

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Florida edging toward 50% higher education attainment

Updated U.S. Census data shows that Florida’s higher education attainment rate continues outpace the national average. Florida is now ranked at #22 in the U.S. for completion of college degrees and workforce-related credentials, according to the Florida College Access Network. The latest data shows Florida’s higher education attainment rate increased to 49.6%, while nationally, the…

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Report Offers Insight on Adults with “Some College, No Degree”

New research from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC) provides fresh insights into the population of adults in the U.S. who started college, but never completed a degree. The researchers found that 36 million adults across the U.S. fall into the “some college, no degree” category. Locally, approximately 250,000 Hillsborough and Pinellas county residents…

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