Palm Beach State College

4200 Congress Ave
Lake Worth, FL 33461-4796
Tel: (561)967-7222
  • 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 28,517 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
  • Palm Beach State College is one of 7 community colleges within Palm Beach County, FL.
  • The nearest community college is Fortis Institute (1.30 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 592 teachers has grown by 18% over five years.
Palm Beach State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty592 staff37 staff
Palm Beach State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 28,517 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment28,517 students1,142 students
Palm Beach State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio48:138:1
Palm Beach State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,732 students487 students
Palm Beach State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students20,785 students655 students
Palm Beach State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Palm Beach State College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Palm Beach State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Palm Beach State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Palm Beach State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Palm Beach State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Palm Beach State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Palm Beach State College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Palm Beach State College Unknown (2007-2016)
Palm Beach State College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.700.60
Palm Beach State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Palm Beach State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,000$30,800
Palm Beach State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,378 is less than the state average of $6,464. 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 $11,973. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,378$6,464
Palm Beach State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,612$11,973
Palm Beach State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%91%
Palm Beach State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,500$12,750
Palm Beach State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,350$6,334
Palm Beach State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Fortis Institute
    Private, for profit
    276 students | 1.30 Mi1630 South Congress Avenue, Suite 300
    Lake Worth FL  33461
  • Southeastern College
    Private, for profit
    465 students | 4.40 Mi1756 North Congress Ave.
    West Palm Beach FL  33409
  • 1,081 students | 5.90 Mi9801 Belvedere Road
    West Palm Beach FL  33411
  • 713 students | 9.80 Mi2410 Metrocentre Blvd
    West Palm Beach FL  33407
  • 210 students | 12.50 Mi5150 Linton Blvd
    Delray Beach FL  33484
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