Clearwater, Florida Colleges and Universities

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Clearwater is a city in Florida located on west coast of the Gulf of Mexico just northwest of St. Petersburg and west of Tampa. With a population of approximately 110,000 people, Clearwater is a medium size city, but substantially smaller than its two neighbors, Tampa and St. Petersburg. While technically Clearwater is located in the Clearwater metropolitan area, it is usually just referred to as the Tampa Bay Area.

The Tampa International Airport serves as the primary means of air travel into and out of the area. The main public transportation system is the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus service and a beach trolley. The PSTA bus service support 35 local troutes that cover the Tampa Bay area and the barrier islands. The service’s main hub is located in downtown Clearwater. There are plans to put in a new public transit system that will make getting around even easier, if you don’t have access to a vehicle.

Clearwater Christian College is the only four-year college that resides within the Clearwater city boundaries. However, several other colleges and universities including St. Petersburg College (in nearby St. Petersburg), Everest University (in Tampa) and Schiller International University (3 miles south in Largo) are located within a short driving distance from Clearwater. It is also home to Pinellas Technical Education Center.

Below we included a brief profile for the four-year higher education institutions located within and nearby the city of Clearwater, Florida.

Clearwater Christian College
3400 Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33759-4595
main phone: (727) 726-1153
admission phone: (800) 348-4463
admission fax: (727) 726-8597
Clearwater Christian College has a total enrollment of 600+ students and provides Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees and programs.

Schiller International University
8560 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771br>
Phone: (727) 736-5082
Schiller International University is located in Largo, Florida 3 miles south of Clearwater and 10 miles north of St. Petersburg. The university has a total enrollment of approximately 700 students and offers associate, bachelor and master degree progams in several fields of study including Business, Engineering and Social Sciences.


St. Petersburg College
Box 13489
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-3489
main phone: (727) 726-1153
admission phone: (727) 341-4792
Contact: Susan Fell (Director of Admissions and Records)
St. Petersburg College is a four-year college located just outside fo Clearwater, Florida. St. Petersburg has a total annual enrollment of approximately 27,000 students and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees programs.


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