One key characteristic that vibrant communities have in common is that they are close to centers of higher learning. Gulfport benefits being close to 3 great schools. They have played a role in helping Gulfport and St Petersburg become diverse, strong and interesting communities. Because we are so close to these wonderful schools, whether you are a potential student or the family of a student you should consider staying in the heart of Gulfport at the Historic Peninsula Inn. It is a great way to experience
- Stetson University
The Stetson University College of Law has been ranked the number 1 in trial advocacy and number 4 in legal writing education by U.S. News. “Stetson leads the nation in blending legal doctrine with practical training.” It was founded in 1900 which makes it the first law school in Florida. “Stetson Law is located in Tampa Bay, Florida, home to a diverse legal community and to hundreds of clinic and externship opportunities for our law students.” It is a beautiful campus located in Gulfport. The buildings used to be a 1920s resort which now serves as the “classrooms and courtrooms equipped with sophisticated audio-visual technology.”
- University of South Florida St Petersburg (USFSP)
USFSP is located in the heart of downtown St Petersburg making it a very urban campus. The students have access to all the amenities of a city but all the charm of the well planned urban campus. USFSP is ranked at #24 in the nation among Southern Regional Public Universities by U.S. News & World Report and CollegeChoice.net ranks USFSP’s MBA program #3 in its list of “Best Online MBA Programs in Florida, 2017.”
- Eckerd College
Eckard is known for its extensive study abroad options with 300+ study abroad destinations offered every year. The campus features a spectacular mile-long waterfront and white-sand beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The school is big into non-profit and more than 60 non-profit groups in St. Petersburg benefit from the students work each year.
All three schools offer many different academic programs and level of degrees so whether you are considering a full-time, online or just a simple course for furthering your education the St Petersburg area offers lots of options. Hope you choose to visit the schools and don’t forget to stop by in the city Gulfport and enjoy our corner of St Pete.