Pensacola State College

1000 College Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32504-8998
Tel: (850)484-1000
10,317 students
Public institution
  • The mission of Pensacola Junior College is to provide quality educational opportunities and support services to meet the requirements of all students pursuing intellectual fulfillment, career training, and lifetime education.
School Highlights
Pensacola State College serves 10,317 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Pensacola State College is one of 2 community colleges within Escambia County, FL.
The nearest community college is Virginia College-Pensacola (4.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 320 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
College Pensacola 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 320 staff 34 staff
Pensacola State College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 10,317 has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,317 students 634 students
Pensacola State College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 36:1
Pensacola State College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 3,888 students 468 students
Pensacola State College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,429 students 457 students
Pensacola State College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Pensacola State College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Pensacola State College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Pensacola State College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Pensacola State College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Pensacola State College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Pensacola State College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Pensacola State College Unknown (2009-2011)
Pensacola 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. 0.46 0.70
Pensacola State College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,704 is less than the state average of $3,074. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,875 is less than the state average of $11,427. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,704 $3,074
Pensacola State College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,875 $11,427
Pensacola State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 91%
Pensacola State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As a learning-centered community college, Pensacola Junior College will continue the tradition of offering an affordable, quality education taught by first-rate faculty. More than 1,300 professional faculty and staff members blend their talents, teaching, and experience to fulfill dreams and create careers for PJC students. Pensacola Junior College is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. Pensacola Junior College provides a nurturing learning environment for students of all ages and at many stages of the education process. The main campus, located near Pensacola, was opened in 1948 and was the first institute of higher learning in the town (UWF would not open to a full class of undergraduates until 1983). PJC quickly expanded to include a downtown campus in 1957, and a Milton campus in 1971. A mini-campus opened on Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1981. A final branch in Warrington rounded out the five-location junior college system. PJC offers more than 150 recreation and leisure courses. Currently the college offers a two-year transitional program in conjunction with the University of West Florida. This is the most popular program among students, many continuing on to a bigger university setting after two years at PJC. The eCoast Campus staff understands the importance of services and support for distance learners. We also realize that distance learners may visit a PJC campus only rarely. This page provides links to resources that can help bridge the gap between PJC any off-campus location.

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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,074 per year for in-state students and $11,427 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,020 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 82%. 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.