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 declined by 18% over five years.
Pensacola State College (FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs Four or more years
Institution Control Public Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 320 staff 37 staff
Pensacola State College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Pensacola State College has declined by 13% 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 Enrollment 10,317 students 1,142 students
Pensacola State College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 32:1 38:1
Pensacola State College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,888 students 487 students
Pensacola State College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 6,429 students 655 students
Pensacola State College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pensacola State College Enrollment Breakdown FL All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Pensacola State College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pensacola State College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pensacola State College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pensacola State College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pensacola State College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Pensacola State College Non Resident (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Pensacola State College Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score 0.46 0.60
Pensacola State College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pensacola State College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2010)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $30,800 $30,300
Pensacola State College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Pensacola State College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,875 $11,973
Pensacola State College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 91%
Pensacola State College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $4,000 $11,875
Pensacola State College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 $6,334
Pensacola State College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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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 89%. 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.