Palm Beach State College, Florida's first public community college, is celebrating its 80th anniversary throughout 2013.
From its humble beginnings in 1933 with 41 students in a building next to Palm Beach High School, Palm Beach State College has grown to become the largest institution of higher education in Palm Beach County. Currently serving 49,000 students annually, the College offers classes at four locations and is planning a new campus to be built in west central Palm Beach County.
Over time, the College's mission has become more comprehensive to serve the educational needs of Palm Beach County residents. Palm Beach State College now offers bachelor's and associate degrees, professional certificates, workforce development and lifelong learning.
Use the links to learn all about the College's history and to view images and videos from the past. You are invited to re-connect with the College by posting your memories and photos on the Time Passages history blog. Anniversary events and activities also will be posted here as they are scheduled.