Gulf Coast State College

  • At Gulf Coast Community College, a comprehensive public institution, we provide high quality, affordable educational, training, and enrichment programs. We serve primarily the residents of Florida’s Bay, Gulf, and Franklin counties.
School Highlights
  • Gulf Coast State College serves 6,271 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Gulf Coast State College is the only community colleges within Bay County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Gulf Coast State College is Chipola College (50.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Gulf Coast State College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 170 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Gulf Coast State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty170 staff37 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Gulf Coast State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Gulf Coast State College diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,271 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:138:1
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# Full-Time Students2,224 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students4,047 students655 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
24%
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% Black
11%
17%
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% White
75%
69%
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% Two or more races
3%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
-
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Diversity Score0.420.60
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College Completion Rate
38%
52%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$30,800$30,300
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,765 is less than the state average of $6,464. The in-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,072 is less than the state average of $11,973. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,765$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,072$11,973
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,305$11,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,751$6,334
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Gulf Coast State College provides a first-class education with an emphasis on success. With some of the lowest tuition rates in Florida, Gulf Coast offers over 150 programs focused on quality and practicality.The College offers four bachelor’s degrees in Digital Media, Technology Management, Nursing and Organizational Management with specializations in Entrepreneurship, Health Services Administration and Emergency Services Administration. Our students may pursue an Associate in Arts degree with 75 different transfer-tracks, workforce specific Associate in Science degrees and technical certifications, including the Educator Preparation Institute.We serve students in traditional classes, online courses, Corporate College and professional training courses with classes at convenient times and in multiple locations. In addition to the main campus in Panama City, the College holds classes at Tyndall Air Force Base, the North Bay Campus in Southport and the Gulf/Franklin Campus in Port St. Joe. The College is also recognized as one of the top-tier military friendly colleges in the country, providing a supportive environment for active duty, reservist and dependents as well as veterans. Our goal at Gulf Coast State College is simple – to offer the highest quality, accessible and affordable education and training. Our students really start here and go anywhere!

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Gulf Coast State College is Chipola College (50.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $6,464 per year for in-state students and $11,973 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,054 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Florida is Johnson & Wales University-North Miami. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.