Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth,
FL, 33461-4796
Tel: (561)967-7222
29,974 students
Public institution

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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 29,974 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 49%.
Palm Beach State College is one of 7 community colleges within Palm Beach County, FL.
The nearest community college is Cooper career institute (6.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Palm Beach State College Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 29,974 teachers has grown by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has increased from 49:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
29,974 students
1,272 students
# Full-Time Students
10,177 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 19,797 students
1,016 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian 3%
% Hawaiian -
% Hispanic 23%
% Black 23%
% White 49%
% Two or more races 1%
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. 0.65

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,378 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $8,612 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,378 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,612 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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