• 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 623 students (64% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 62%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 623 students
  • In-state tuition: $16,360
  • Out-state tuition: $16,360
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • 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:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 64 teachers has grown by 52% over five years.
South University, West Palm Beach
(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Private, non-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 42% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The South University, West Palm Beach diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
623 students
3,135 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
397 students
862 students
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# Part-Time Students
226 students
2,273 students
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# Undergraduate Students
381 students
862 students
# Graduate Students
16 students
51 students
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FL All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
100 students
% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
24%
30%
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% Black
52%
18%
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% White
18%
38%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
% Two or more races
n/a
3%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.64
0.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,100
$31,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $5,404. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $11,632. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$16,360
$5,404
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$16,360
$11,632
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
88%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,166
$10,413
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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: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 623 students
  • In-state tuition: $16,360
  • Out-state tuition: $16,360
  • Student:teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • 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 lower than the national average of 0.71. 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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