About the University Partnership Center
Mission: The University Partnership Center is an alliance of sixteen colleges and universities. Its mission is to provide bachelor's and graduate degrees to more than 1-million people in the Pinellas county area.
Unique: The University Partnership Center is the first of its kind in Florida and one of only a handful nationwide. Serving as an important link for community development and individual opportunities, the University Partnership Center provides partnerships, educational programs, an interactive "hub" for delivering instruction, and student learning resource support services.
Partnerships: SPC offers access to junior and senior level courses for bachelor’s and graduate degrees at the University Partnership Center with the University of South Florida, University of South Florida at St. Petersburg, University of South Florida at Sarasota / Manatee, Eckerd College, University of Florida, Florida State University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Saint Leo University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of Technology, Barry University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, National University of Health Sciences, Daytona State College and St. Petersburg College. Visit our Partners page for a list of each program to be offered, by university.
Supportive: Be assured that programs offered through the University Partnership Center are of the same quality and professional development as those on the home campuses. As for application, admissions, advising, degree planning, class transfer, and transcript analysis, we are dedicated to making these processes as easy as possible.
Cost: Students will pay the same tuition rate as that charged at the institution’s home site. Even though students will be attending classes at the University Partnership Center on the Seminole, EpiCenter, Allstate, Health Education Center, or St. Petersburg/Gibbs campuses of SPC, they will be students of the providing institution.