Palm Beach State College

Tel: (561)967-7222
29,174 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 29,174 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the community college average of 38:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Palm Beach State College is one of 7 community colleges within Palm Beach County, FL.
The nearest community college is Medvance Institute-West Palm (1.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 583 teachers has grown by 24% over five years.
College Palm Beach State College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 583 staff
61 staff
Palm Beach State College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 29,174 has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment 29,174 students 1,296 students
Palm Beach State College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 50:1
21:1
Palm Beach State College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 9,410 students
814 students
Palm Beach State College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 19,764 students
1,040 students
Palm Beach State College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Palm Beach State College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
3%
5%
Palm Beach State College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
26%
21%
Palm Beach State College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
24%
15%
Palm Beach State College Black (2006-2013)
% White
40%
51%
Palm Beach State College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
Palm Beach State College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Palm Beach State College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
2%
1%
Palm Beach State College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Palm Beach 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. 0.71 0.68
Palm Beach State College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,378 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,612 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,378 $5,660
Palm Beach State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,612 $10,250
Palm Beach State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 72%
89%
Palm Beach State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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.

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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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Palm Beach County, FL is Medvance Institute-West Palm. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.