Palm Beach State College

  • 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 31,816 students (25% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

Palm Beach State College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 592 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Palm Beach State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty592 staff55 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Palm Beach State College has grown by 11% over five years.
The Palm Beach State College diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment31,816 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio54:134:1
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# Full-Time Students8,112 students789 students
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# Part-Time Students23,704 students1,934 students
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
30%
28%
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% Black
26%
19%
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% White
33%
39%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.730.73
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College Completion Rate
31%
51%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,000$30,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,378 is less than the state average of $4,475. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,612 is less than the state average of $11,066. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,378$4,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,612$11,066
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Palm Beach State College is Everglades University (1.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everglades University
    Private, non-profit
    2,104 students | 1.40 Mi5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    (561) 912-1211
    1.402,104
  • Fortis Institute
    Private, for profit
    276 students | 1.60 Mi1630 South Congress Avenue, Suite 300
    Lake Worth, FL 33461
    (561) 304-3466
    1.60276
  • Southeastern College
    Private, for profit
    720 students | 6.10 Mi1756 North Congress Ave.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409
    (561) 433-2330
    6.10720
  • 692 students | 8.80 Mi9801 Belvedere Road
    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
    (561) 273-6500
    8.80692
  • 713 students | 9.90 Mi2410 Metrocentre Blvd
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 842-8324
    9.90713
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Did You Know?
Palm Beach County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Palm Beach County, FL is Fortis Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.