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 48%.
Palm Beach State College is one of 7 community colleges within Palm Beach County, FL.
The nearest community college is Medvance Institute-West Palm (1.3 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
1,287 students
Palm Beach State College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
10,177 students
832 students
Palm Beach State College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 19,797 students
1,021 students
Palm Beach State College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Palm Beach State College sch enrollment Palm Beach State College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Palm Beach State College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
23%
7%
Palm Beach State College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
23%
12%
Palm Beach State College Black (2006-2012)
% White
49%
66%
Palm Beach State College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Palm Beach State College More (2010-2012)
Palm Beach State College sch ethnicity Palm Beach State College sta ethnicity
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 0.45
Palm Beach State College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,378 is less than the state average of $5,845. 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 $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,378 $5,845
Palm Beach State College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $8,612 $10,047
Palm Beach State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
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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Did You Know?
For Palm Beach County, FL public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $9,021 per year for in-state students and $12,138 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,130 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Palm Beach County, FL is 96%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.62, which is higher than the national average of 0.45. 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.