• The West Palm Beach campus offers programs in the areas of professional nursing, business, health care, and legal studies designed to prepare you for career and personal development by offering relevant coursework and practical experiences. This college in the West Palm Beach area boasts a diverse and vibrant student body that thrives on the nurturing atmosphere fostered by faculty and staff. Through small class settings, a supportive learning environment is encouraged by teachers who are focused on the success of their students.

School Highlights

South University-West Palm Beach serves 515 students (69% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 515 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,360
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

South University-West Palm Beach ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 42% over five years.
South University-West Palm Beach
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
Four or more years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
64 staff
128 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South University-West Palm Beach has declined by 40% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five years.
The South University-West Palm Beach diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
515 students
1,232 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
355 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
160 students
2,000 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
454 students
263 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
289 students
862 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
66 students
66 students
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FL All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
126 students
2,771 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
34 students
34 students
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FL All Part Time Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
174 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
21%
29%
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% Black
52%
16%
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% White
19%
41%
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% Two or more races
n/a
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.65
0.72
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
1.59%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.31%
3.57%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,100
$31,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $16,140. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$16,360
$16,140
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,379
$9,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
89%
89%
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SAT Reading
n/a
442
SAT Math
n/a
429
ACT Composite
n/a
18
ACT English
n/a
18
ACT Math
n/a
18
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does South University-West Palm Beach cost?

South University-West Palm Beach's private state tuition is approximately $16,360.

What schools are South University-West Palm Beach often compared to?

South University-West Palm Beachis often viewed alongside schools like Palm Beach State College by visitors of our site.

What is the acceptance rate of South University-West Palm Beach?

The acceptance rate of South University-West Palm Beach is 89%, which is equal to the state average of 89%.

What is South University-West Palm Beach's ranking?

South University-West Palm Beach ranks among the top 20% of community college in Florida for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 515 students
  • Private-state tuition: $16,360
  • Acceptance Rate: 89%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Palm Beach County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Palm Beach County, FL is Palm Beach State College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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