Gulf Coast State College

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
Tel: (850)769-1551
6,271 students
Public institution
At Gulf Coast Community College, a comprehensive public institution, we provide high quality, affordable educational, training, and enrichment programs. We serve primarily the residents of Florida’s Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties.
School Highlights:
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Gulf Coast State College serves 6,271 students (35.46% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of -92%.
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Gulf Coast State College is the only community colleges within Bay County, FL.
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The nearest community college is Chipola College (50.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 170 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
Gulf Coast State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 170 staff
61 staff
Gulf Coast State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,271 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,271 students 1,294 students
Gulf Coast State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 27:1
21:1
Gulf Coast State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,224 students
822 students
Gulf Coast State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,047 students
1,025 students
Gulf Coast State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Gulf Coast State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Gulf Coast State College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
3%
2%
Gulf Coast State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
5%
7%
Gulf Coast State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
11%
12%
Gulf Coast State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
75%
57%
Gulf Coast State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Gulf Coast State College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
Gulf Coast State College Unknown (2006-2013)
Gulf Coast State College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.36 0.53
Gulf Coast State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,765 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,072 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,765 $5,694
Gulf Coast State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,072 $10,252
Gulf Coast State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 83%
89%
Gulf Coast State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Gulf Coast State College provides a first-class education with an emphasis on success. With some of the lowest tuition rates in Florida, Gulf Coast offers over 150 programs focused on quality and practicality.The College offers four bachelor’s degrees in Digital Media, Technology Management, Nursing and Organizational Management with specializations in Entrepreneurship, Health Services Administration and Emergency Services Administration. Our students may pursue an Associate in Arts degree with 75 different transfer-tracks, workforce specific Associate in Science degrees and technical certifications, including the Educator Preparation Institute.We serve students in traditional classes, online courses, Corporate College and professional training courses with classes at convenient times and in multiple locations. In addition to the main campus in Panama City, the College holds classes at Tyndall Air Force Base, the North Bay Campus in Southport and the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe. The College is also recognized as one of the top-tier military friendly colleges in the country, providing a supportive environment for active duty, reservist and dependents as well as veterans. Our goal at Gulf Coast State College is simple – to offer the highest quality, accessible and affordable education and training. Our students really start here and go anywhere!

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,505 per year for in-state students and $11,401 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,453 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of -1.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Florida is Sanford-Brown Institute-Tampa. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.