South University, West Palm Beach

  • 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 692 students (66% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.

Top Rankings

South University, West Palm Beach ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Florida for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 45 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
South University, West Palm Beach(FL) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions SchoolsBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty45 staff55 staff
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Student Body

The student population of South University, West Palm Beach has declined by 35% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The South University, West Palm Beach diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment692 students2,723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:134:1
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# Full-Time Students460 students789 students
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# Part-Time Students232 students1,934 students
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# Undergraduate Students441 students720 students
# Graduate Students19 students47 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
22%
28%
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% Black
45%
19%
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% White
23%
39%
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% Hawaiian
2%
-
% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.690.73
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$30,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $4,475. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $11,066. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$16,360$4,475
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Out-State Tuition Fees$16,360$11,066
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%88%
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Median Debt for Graduates$25,084$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate89%78%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to South University, West Palm Beach is Southeastern College (7.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Southeastern College
    Private, for profit
    720 students | 7.00 Mi1756 North Congress Ave.
    West Palm Beach, FL 33409
    (561) 433-2330
    7.00720
  • Everglades University
    Private, non-profit
    2,104 students | 7.70 Mi5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100
    Boca Raton, FL 33431
    (561) 912-1211
    7.702,104
  • Fortis Institute
    Private, for profit
    276 students | 7.90 Mi1630 South Congress Avenue, Suite 300
    Lake Worth, FL 33461
    (561) 304-3466
    7.90276
  • 713 students | 7.90 Mi2410 Metrocentre Blvd
    West Palm Beach, FL 33407
    (561) 842-8324
    7.90713
  • 31,816 students | 8.80 Mi4200 Congress Ave
    Lake Worth, FL 33461
    (561) 967-7222
    8.8031,816
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Did You Know?
Palm Beach County, FL community colleges have a diversity score of 0.71, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Palm Beach County, FL is Fortis Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.