St. Petersburg College/ Handout

The library at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus. Formerly St. Petersburg Junior college, it’s one of an increasing number of community colleges around the country that have started offering four-year bachelor’s degrees in fields for which there is high job demand. The cost of a baccalaureate course there is $118.70 per credit hour, compared to $211.19 at the nearby University of South Florida.

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