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 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 61%.

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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty45 staff41 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 students789 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:135:1
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# Full-Time Students460 students537 students
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# Part-Time Students232 students832 students
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# Undergraduate Students441 students603 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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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $16,360 is more than the state average of $15,300. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$16,360$15,300
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%90%
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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
    2,262 students | 7.70 Mi5002 T-Rex Avenue, Suite 100
    Boca Raton FL  33431
    (561) 912-1211
    7.702,262
  • 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?
For Florida public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,704 per year for in-state students and $10,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,300 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Florida is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Florida community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Florida is Cortiva Institute-Maitland. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.