Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: (561)967-7222
28,517 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Palm Beach Community College is to provide an accessible and affordable education through a dedicated and knowledgeable faculty and staff, a responsive curriculum and a strong community partnership, which together will enable students to think critically, demonstrate leadership, develop ethical standards and compete effectively in the global workplace.
School Highlights
Palm Beach State College serves 28,517 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 54%.
Palm Beach State College is one of 7 community colleges within Palm Beach County, FL.
The nearest community college is Fortis Institute (1.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 592 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Palm Beach State College (FL) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years Four or more years
Institution Control Public institution Private for-profit
Total Faculty 592 staff 34 staff
Palm Beach State College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 28,517 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has decreased from 56:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 28,517 students 634 students
Palm Beach State College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1 36:1
Palm Beach State College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 7,732 students 468 students
Palm Beach State College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 20,785 students 457 students
Palm Beach State College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Palm Beach State College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
2%
Palm Beach State College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
24%
23%
Palm Beach State College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
21%
17%
Palm Beach State College Black (2006-2014)
% White
44%
46%
Palm Beach State College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Palm Beach State College More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
Palm Beach State College Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
5%
8%
Palm Beach State College Unknown (2006-2011)
Palm Beach State College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.70 0.70
Palm Beach State College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,378 is less than the state average of $3,074. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,612 is less than the state average of $11,427. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,378 $3,074
Palm Beach State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,612 $11,427
Palm Beach State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 71% 91%
Palm Beach State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Palm Beach Community College, a richly diverse comprehensive two-year institution with a history of achievement since 1933, is dedicated to serving the educational needs of the residents of Palm Beach County by providing the associate in arts and associate in science degrees, professional certificates, workforce development and lifelong learning. Presently, PBCC has over 48,000 students enrolled in over 100 programs of study including associate in arts and associate in science degrees and short-term certificates. Among more recent innovations, PBCC created a Workforce Institute, designed to train students for the high-skill, high-wage jobs of today's marketplace. Whether you plan to continue your academic studies at a senior university or pursue course work that places you directly into the job market, PBCC is ready to meet your total needs. To effectively serve its diverse student population, PBCC has established campuses at four convenient locations in Palm Beach County -- Belle Glade, Boca Raton, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens. Moreover, in an era of burgeoning higher education costs, the College, as a state-supported institution, is able to provide affordable, quality postsecondary instruction. Palm Beach Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate in arts, associate in science and associate in applied science degrees.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute
    Pivate, for profit
    276 students | 1.30 Mi1630 South Congress Avenue, Suite 300
    Palm Springs FL  33461
    (561)304-3466
    1.30276
  • 1,013 students | 4.40 Mi6812 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite D-1
    Greenacres FL  33413
    (561)433-2330
    4.401,013
  • 1,081 students | 5.90 Mi9801 Belvedere Road
    Royal Palm Beach FL  33411
    (561)697-9200
    5.901,081
  • 713 students | 9.80 Mi2410 Metrocentre Blvd
    West Palm Beach FL  33407
    (561)842-8324
    9.80713
  • 210 students | 12.50 Mi5150 Linton Blvd
    Delray Beach FL  33484
    (561)381-4990
    12.50210
Did You Know?
Palm Beach County, FL 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Palm Beach County, FL is Fortis Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.