Pensacola State College

  • The mission of Pensacola Junior College is to provide quality educational opportunities and support services to meet the requirements of all students pursuing intellectual fulfillment, career training, and lifetime education.
School Highlights
  • Pensacola State College serves 10,317 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is lower than the state community college average of 38:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 31%.
  • Pensacola State College is one of 2 community colleges within Escambia County, FL.
  • The nearest community college to Pensacola State College is Virginia College-Pensacola (4.7 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 320 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pensacola State College(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty320 staff37 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Pensacola State College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Pensacola State College diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,317 students1,142 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:138:1
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# Full-Time Students3,888 students487 students
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# Part-Time Students6,429 students655 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
24%
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% Black
13%
17%
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% White
72%
69%
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% Two or more races
4%
2%
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% Non Resident races
-
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
-
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Diversity Score0.460.60
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College Completion Rate
31%
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 $2,704 is less than the state average of $6,464. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,875 is less than the state average of $11,973. The out-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,704$6,464
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,875$11,973
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid82%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,000$11,875
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,334
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As a learning-centered community college, Pensacola Junior College will continue the tradition of offering an affordable, quality education taught by first-rate faculty. More than 1,300 professional faculty and staff members blend their talents, teaching, and experience to fulfill dreams and create careers for PJC students. Pensacola Junior College is the name for an umbrella of multiple community colleges in Escambia County and Santa Rosa County, Florida. Pensacola Junior College provides a nurturing learning environment for students of all ages and at many stages of the education process. The main campus, located near Pensacola, was opened in 1948 and was the first institute of higher learning in the town (UWF would not open to a full class of undergraduates until 1983). PJC quickly expanded to include a downtown campus in 1957, and a Milton campus in 1971. A mini-campus opened on Naval Air Station Pensacola in 1981. A final branch in Warrington rounded out the five-location junior college system. PJC offers more than 150 recreation and leisure courses. Currently the college offers a two-year transitional program in conjunction with the University of West Florida. This is the most popular program among students, many continuing on to a bigger university setting after two years at PJC. The eCoast Campus staff understands the importance of services and support for distance learners. We also realize that distance learners may visit a PJC campus only rarely. This page provides links to resources that can help bridge the gap between PJC any off-campus location.

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